Is your web-browser redirected to Pdfconverter.pro? This problem can be caused due to unwanted software from the browser hijacker category. The hijacker is a type of malware that is created to modify your internet browsers settings. You may experience any of the following behaviors: your new tab page, default search engine and startpage is modified to Pdfconverter.pro, webpages load slowly, you see multiple toolbars on the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer which you didn’t install, you get a large count of popups.
The hijacker, which set the Pdfconverter.pro as your home page can also set this annoying web-site as your search engine. You will encounter the fact that the search in the web-browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of a large amount of advertisements, links to ad and unwanted webpages and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search providers. Therefore, look for something using Pdfconverter.pro page would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected computer.
Also, adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the PC together with Pdfconverter.pro hijacker infection. It will insert a ton of ads directly to the web-pages that you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the authors of the web page. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake ads that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs.
Another reason why you need to delete Pdfconverter.pro is its online data-tracking activity. It can collect user data, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and advertisements;
- browser version information.
We strongly advise that you perform the steps below that will assist you to get rid of Pdfconverter.pro redirect using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Pdfconverter.pro from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In most cases browser hijackers requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team created several removal methods which we’ve combined in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you have the undesired Pdfconverter.pro hijacker infection on your system and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the few simple steps below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Pdfconverter.pro, execute the following steps:
- How to manually delete Pdfconverter.pro
- How to automatically remove Pdfconverter.pro browser hijacker infection
- Use AdBlocker to stop Pdfconverter.pro and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Pdfconverter.pro browser hijacker
- To sum up
How to manually delete Pdfconverter.pro
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Pdfconverter.pro from the Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox web-browsers.
Uninstall potentially unwanted apps using Windows Control Panel
The process of browser hijacker infection removal is generally the same across all versions of Microsoft Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed software on your PC and uninstall all unused, unknown and dubious applications.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other applications. Next, uninstall any undesired and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker infection which redirects your web browser to unwanted Pdfconverter.pro site. Select the suspicious application or the application that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown apps, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this undesired application from your PC.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an undesired program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Fix browser shortcuts, altered by Pdfconverter.pro hijacker
Unfortunately, the hijacker infection that causes web-browsers to open intrusive Pdfconverter.pro web-page, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the Pdfconverter.pro start page will be displayed when you start the IE, Firefox, Edge and Chrome or another browser.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and choose Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text similar to “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcut files of all your internet browsers, as they may be hijacked too.
Delete Pdfconverter.pro search from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome browser is redirected to intrusive Pdfconverter.pro page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Another method to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. When it’s done, the web browser’s settings including homepage, search engine and new tab back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove Pdfconverter.pro from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will delete unwanted search engine and startpage such as Pdfconverter.pro, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Pdfconverter.pro browser hijacker and other web browser’s harmful extensions. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Pdfconverter.pro from IE
If you find that IE internet browser settings like default search provider, new tab page and home page had been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser process.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete hijacker responsible for redirects to Pdfconverter.pro, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, default search engine and new tab page to default state.
How to automatically remove Pdfconverter.pro browser hijacker infection
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely delete the hijacker infection, as it is not easy to identify and delete components of browser hijacker infection and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malicious software removal utility to completely get rid of Pdfconverter.pro off your personal computer. Several free malware removal tools are currently available that may be used against the browser hijacker. The optimum way would be to use Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware and HitmanPro.
How to automatically delete Pdfconverter.pro with Zemana Anti Malware
You can download and use the Zemana for free. This anti-malware tool will scan all the Microsoft Windows registry entries and files in your personal computer along with the system settings and web-browser extensions. If it finds any malware, ad supported software or harmful plugin that is responsible for redirections to Pdfconverter.pro then the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove them from your computer completely.
Download Zemana on your PC from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your machine. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now press the “Scan” button to search for browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Pdfconverter.pro page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware will delete browser hijacker that cause Pdfconverter.pro website to appear. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
Scan and clean your computer of hijacker infection with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro will help remove browser hijacker that cause Pdfconverter.pro web-page to appear that slow down your machine. The browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted apps slow your browser down and try to mislead you into clicking on shady ads and links. Hitman Pro removes the hijacker and lets you enjoy your PC without Pdfconverter.pro .
Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download Hitman Pro on your computer from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Once downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. Once the utility is opened, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro utility will start scanning the whole PC to find out hijacker responsible for redirecting your web browser to Pdfconverter.pro web-site. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. After Hitman Pro has completed scanning your computer, HitmanPro will open you the results like below.
All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Next” button. It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of browser hijacker
Manual Pdfconverter.pro removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker may be not completely removed. We advise that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your personal computer of hijacker. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted programs, adware and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is done, close all software and windows on your system. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection that cause Pdfconverter.pro web site to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the scan is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may get rid of threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove hijacker which modifies browser settings to replace your newtab, start page and search provider by default with Pdfconverter.pro page and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove ad-supported software, hijacker and other malware.
Use AdBlocker to stop Pdfconverter.pro and stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying web-sites such as Pdfconverter.pro using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to block annoying web-browser redirects, ads and popups in any modern web-browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. It’s named Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as shown below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, web sites such as Pdfconverter.pro, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Pdfconverter.pro browser hijacker
These days certain free programs makers bundle additional programs that could be PUPs like the Pdfconverter.pro hijacker infection, with a view to making some money. These are not free applications as install an unwanted programs on to your Windows computer. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the World Wide Web, be very careful during install. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual setup type, disable all third-party software.
To sum up
Now your system should be free of the hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Pdfconverter.pro site. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your personal computer for new browser hijackers and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired pop up advertisements and malicious pages). Moreover, to prevent any browser hijacker, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted apps.
If you need more help with Pdfconverter.pro homepage related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.