If you keep receiving the EasyPDFCombine page when you start your browser, it could mean your computer is infected with a hijacker from the big browser hijacker family. Once installed, it will make a changes to the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge’s settings. So, every time, when you will launch the web-browser, it will began to open EasyPDFCombine instead of your homepage.
Most often, the EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker affects the most common web-browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such hijacker infections as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the web-browser, it will show EasyPDFCombine new tab. Even if you setup your startpage again, it is still the first thing you see when you launch the browser will be the unwanted EasyPDFCombine site.
Besides the fact that EasyPDFCombine infection replaces your home page, this annoying web page can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a huge number of ads and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Internet, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the EasyPDFCombine hijacker infection may collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Although, EasyPDFCombine infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it changes the settings of your browser. Moreover, with this browser hijacker infection, an adware can be additionally installed on to your system, that will display a tons of advertising links, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. Often such advertising may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit malicious sites. So, it’s very important to as quickly as possible to clean your personal computer. The instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to remove EasyPDFCombine startpage from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge and other web-browsers.
How to EasyPDFCombine infection get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove EasyPDFCombine
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove EasyPDFCombine new tab from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Get rid of EasyPDFCombine associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall EasyPDFCombine startpage
- Remove EasyPDFCombine homepage from Chrome
- Get rid of EasyPDFCombine search from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove EasyPDFCombine startpage from Internet Explorer
Get rid of EasyPDFCombine associated software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted software may remove the unwanted advertising links or web-browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-sites.
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Windows XP, Vista, 7
Click “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall EasyPDFCombine search
Now you need to clean up the internet browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The infection can replace it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
Look at the example on the screen below. Once is done, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove EasyPDFCombine homepage from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Get rid of EasyPDFCombine search from Mozilla Firefox
Open the Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove EasyPDFCombine startpage from Internet Explorer
To restore the start page, search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your PC system.
Launch the IE. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It displays the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click on the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Click on the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next press the “Reset” button. Once the task is done, click “Close” button, then close the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Remove EasyPDFCombine with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove EasyPDFCombine hijacker manually is difficult and often infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for the hijacker infection that cause a redirect to EasyPDFCombine. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove EasyPDFCombine hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block EasyPDFCombine and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertising and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising banners and web-pages. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites such EasyPDFCombine, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Remove EasyPDFCombine hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Start” button to perform a system scan for EasyPDFCombine adware and malicious extensions. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for EasyPDFCombine removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with EasyPDFCombine removal.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.