If you are getting Search.openpdf.pro when you try to run your internet browser then it is a sign that your browser has become the victim of the PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the browser hijacker category. Browser hijacker infection is a type of potentially unwanted apps whose motive is to make money for its developer. It have various ways of earning by displaying the ads forcibly to its victims. browser hijacker can display unsolicited ads, change the victim’s web-browser search provider and homepage, or reroute the victim’s web-browser to unwanted websites. Below we are discussing the methods which are very effective in removing hijacker. The guidance will also allow you to delete Search.openpdf.pro redirect from your browser.
When your PC is infected by Search.openpdf.pro hijacker infection, every time you run your internet browser you will see this webpage. Of course you can setup your homepage again, but next time you run a web-browser you will see that Search.openpdf.pro return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker infection can alter the default search engine on this unwanted web-site too, so all your search queries will be redirected to Search.openpdf.pro. Thus the authors of the browser hijacker may gather the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to undesired webpages.
The Search.openpdf.pro hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, can impose changes to settings of installed browsers, and blocks them from modifying. Also this hijacker can install additional web-browser extensions and modules that will display ads and popups. And finally, the Search.openpdf.pro hijacker can be used to collect your user data such as what sites you are opening, what you’re looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be used for marketing purposes.
So, if you happen to encounter undesired Search.openpdf.pro , then be quick and take effort to delete hijacker related to Search.openpdf.pro search immediately. Follow the guidance below to remove Search.openpdf.pro search. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How to remove Search.openpdf.pro from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are several steps to uninstalling Search.openpdf.pro redirect, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown programs, then remove harmful extensions from the Firefox, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and other browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web browser settings to get rid of any changes Search.openpdf.pro hijacker has made, and then check your personal computer with Zemana Free, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro to ensure the browser hijacker infection is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Search.openpdf.pro, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove Search.openpdf.pro
- Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Search.openpdf.pro search
- Stop Search.openpdf.pro redirect and other annoying web pages
- How can you prevent your system from the attack of Search.openpdf.pro hijacker
- Finish words
How to manually remove Search.openpdf.pro
The useful removal steps for the Search.openpdf.pro redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Search.openpdf.pro redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall Search.openpdf.pro related programs through the Control Panel of your PC system
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted apps, ad-supported software applications and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Microsoft Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the hijacker related to Search.openpdf.pro . If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. Most probably, it is the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Search.openpdf.pro web page. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Remove Search.openpdf.pro redirect from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as newtab page, search provider and startpage had been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web browser process.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open 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 system for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of browser hijacker infection which made to redirect your internet browser to the Search.openpdf.pro web-site, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like default search engine, newtab and homepage to default state.
Remove Search.openpdf.pro from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s search engine, newtab page and home page that have been replaced by Search.openpdf.pro hijacker infection.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete Search.openpdf.pro from Firefox
If the Firefox web browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as default search provider, start page and new tab page to their original state. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show 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 displayed below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Search.openpdf.pro search
The easiest way to remove Search.openpdf.pro hijacker infection is to run an antimalware application capable of detecting browser hijackers including Search.openpdf.pro. We suggest try Zemana AntiMalware or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted apps.
Scan and free your PC of Search.openpdf.pro with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana Free is a tool that can remove ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted apps, hijackers and other malware from your computer easily and for free. Zemana is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
- Click the following link to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM). Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
- After the downloading process is done, close all apps and windows on your personal computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Search.openpdf.pro web site. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will find out threats present on your system.
- When Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning your PC system, Zemana AntiMalware will prepare a list of undesired and ad supported software. Review the report and then click “Next”. After the task is done, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
Scan and clean your machine of hijacker with Hitman Pro
The Hitman Pro tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Search.openpdf.pro, malware, PUPs and adware from personal computer (Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby return web browsers default settings (newtab, startpage and search engine). Hitman Pro is powerful enough to look for and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download Hitman Pro by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the downloading process is done, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is launched, click “Next” button . HitmanPro utility will start scanning the whole system to find out hijacker which changes web-browser settings to replace your default search provider, start page and newtab with Search.openpdf.pro site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the HitmanPro is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
- After HitmanPro has completed scanning, you can check all items detected on your PC. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to remove Search.openpdf.pro with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically run and you may see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to scan for hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Search.openpdf.pro web-page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the checking is finished, you can check all items found on your system. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will begin to remove browser hijacker responsible for redirects to Search.openpdf.pro. After that process is done, you may be prompted to restart your machine. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to delete hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Stop Search.openpdf.pro redirect and other annoying web pages
Run an ad-blocker utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-pages. Additionally, ad blocking programs will help you to avoid intrusive pop-ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image 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 guide which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up advertisements, webpages like Search.openpdf.pro, 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 AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of Search.openpdf.pro hijacker
The Search.openpdf.pro most likely to occur during the installation of free programs due the fact that potentially unwanted applications like this are mostly hidden in the setup package. Thus, if you have installed some free applications using Quick(Standard) mode, you may have let a hijacker get inside the system. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about additional programs. Thus, optional programs will be installed automatically unless you choose Advanced/Custom method and reject its installation.
Now your personal computer should be free of the browser hijacker responsible for Search.openpdf.pro . We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your system for new hijackers and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Search.openpdf.pro redirect from the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.