If EasyPDFCombine web-site has appeared within your internet browser, then this might be a sign that your browser has become the victim of malware from the browser hijacker family. So, it is time to remember what free program have you recently installed to your system, because the browser hijacker infection most often infiltrates machine in a bundle with free or even paid programs as an additional component. Once started, this browser hijacker infection takes control of installed internet browsers and makes certain changes to certain internet browser settings such as startpage, newtab page and default search provider with its own.
The EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker may alter current settings of all your typical internet browsers, but often that the unwanted software may also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see EasyPDFCombine intrusive web page every time launch the web browser.
Table of contents
- What is EasyPDFCombine
- How to remove EasyPDFCombine
- How to manually get rid of EasyPDFCombine toolbar
- How to automatically get rid of EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker
- Block EasyPDFCombine and other annoying web-sites
- How did you get infected with EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker
- Finish words
Besides the fact that EasyPDFCombine hijacker changes your startpage, this intrusive web-page can set yourself as your search provider. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of lots of ads, links to unwanted and ad sites 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 World Wide Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker infection can gather a wide variety of user information, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Often, the machine that has been infected with EasyPDFCombine hijacker, will be also infected by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which shows a large number of various advertisements. It may be pop-ups, text links in the web pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements which will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
The guide below explaining steps to delete EasyPDFCombine problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker that may attack Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and other popular web-browsers. The guide will allow you return your settings of installed web browsers which previously changed by browser hijacker.
How to remove EasyPDFCombine
The EasyPDFCombine is a browser hijacker that you might have difficulty in uninstalling it from your PC system. Happily, you have found the effective removal instructions in this blog post. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need help then type a comment below. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your computer or close the site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually remove EasyPDFCombine toolbar
The useful removal tutorial for the EasyPDFCombine . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove EasyPDFCombine search let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Removing the EasyPDFCombine, check the list of installed software first
Some of PUPs, adware and browser hijacker can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility that may be found in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re using any version of Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts
Now you need to clean up the browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected browser and select the “Properties” option and it’ll open the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been modified by hijacker such as EasyPDFCombine usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown in the figure below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown on the image below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been changed by browser hijacker.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is done, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are rerouted to the EasyPDFCombine intrusive web-site.
Get rid of EasyPDFCombine from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings like start page, new tab and default search engine having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
Once the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s startpage, newtab and default search provider to default state.
Remove EasyPDFCombine from FF by resetting internet browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default have been replaced by the hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove EasyPDFCombine from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s startpage, new tab and default search provider that have been changed by EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, 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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
How to automatically get rid of EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker
There are not many good free anti-malware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, ad supported software, browser hijacker infections and other PUPs. We recommend to run several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you delete all components of the browser hijacker infection from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of EasyPDFCombine redirect.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to delete EasyPDFCombine hijacker
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the utility will allow you to remove potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, toolbars and adware that your PC system may be infected too.
Download Zemana anti-malware on your PC by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana antimalware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out browser hijacker and other malicious software and adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. While the utility is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning, it’ll show a list of all items detected by this tool. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana anti-malware will start removing EasyPDFCombine hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
Scan and free your PC of hijacker infection with Malwarebytes
You can remove EasyPDFCombine toolbar automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete hijackers, ad-supported software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will open the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out browser hijacker which cause a redirect to EasyPDFCombine. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- When the system scan is done, it will show a list of detected items.
- In order to get rid of all threats, simply press the “Quarantine Selected” button to start cleaning your PC system. Once the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of EasyPDFCombine from the system
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and remove browser hijacker like EasyPDFCombine, malware, potentially unwanted programs and ‘ad supported’ software in Google Chrome, IE, FF and Edge browsers and thereby revert back their default settings (home page, new tab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then press Save.
- After downloading is finished, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to start scanning your personal computer for the EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker which reroutes your internet browser to the EasyPDFCombine intrusive page. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- As the scanning ends, it will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Next, you need to press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your system, click “OK”.
The guide shown in detail in the following video.
Block EasyPDFCombine and other annoying web-sites
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use ad-blocking program that blocks an access to malicious advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup advertisements, web-sites such EasyPDFCombine, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with EasyPDFCombine browser hijacker
Now your PC system should be clean of the EasyPDFCombine redirect. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and unwanted malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, malicious applications and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of EasyPDFCombine toobar from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.