FromPdfToDoc is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that falls under the category of browser hijackers. It modifies the search provider, newtab and homepage of your installed web-browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Chrome. When this PUP is installed, it will change the internet browser’s settings so that they automatically being redirected to the FromPdfToDoc as your homepage and use it for Net searches.
In order to force you to use FromPdfToDoc as often as possible this PUP can change your browsers’ search engine. You may even find that your computer’s web-browser settings are changed. The authors of this hijacker do so in order to make revenue via Google AdSense or another third-party ad network. Thus every your click on ads that placed on the FromPdfToDoc makes revenue for
Another reason why you need to remove FromPdfToDoc is its online data-tracking activity. It can gather confidential information, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and advertisements;
- web browser version information.
We strongly advise that you perform the guide below that will allow you to get rid of FromPdfToDoc using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
How to Remove FromPdfToDoc from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge (removal tutorial)
The FromPdfToDoc is a browser hijacker (PUP) that you might have difficulty in deleting it from your personal computer. Thankfully, you’ve found the effective removal tutorial in this blog post. Both the manual removal way and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web-site. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove FromPdfToDoc, perform the steps below:
- How to remove FromPdfToDoc start page without any software
- How to get rid of FromPdfToDoc automatically
- How to stay safe online
- Tips to prevent FromPdfToDoc and other unwanted programs
- To sum up
How to remove FromPdfToDoc start page without any software
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the FromPdfToDoc from the Firefox, MS Edge, IE and Chrome browsers.
Uninstall FromPdfToDoc related programs through the Control Panel of your PC
First, go to Windows Control Panel and uninstall suspicious programs, all programs you do not remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before FromPdfToDoc browser hijacker appeared on your web-browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Net.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove FromPdfToDoc from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to FromPdfToDoc website. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the 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 are 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 on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the FromPdfToDoc browser hijacker. After, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove FromPdfToDoc from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser search provider, start page and new tab page you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker which created to redirect your internet browser to the FromPdfToDoc web page, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like new tab, home page and default search provider to default state.
Remove FromPdfToDoc from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by browser hijacker and remove FromPdfToDoc from search provider by default, new tab and startpage. This will also disable harmful plugins as well as clear cookies and site data. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. 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.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your web browser’s startpage, default search engine and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to get rid of FromPdfToDoc automatically
The browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker again infect your computer and change certain settings of web browsers to FromPdfToDoc. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to get rid of browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best solution to scan for and get rid of hijackers is to use free malicious software removal programs.
How to automatically get rid of FromPdfToDoc with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a malware removal tool designed for MS Windows. This utility will allow you delete FromPdfToDoc hijacker, various types of malicious software (including adware and PUPs) from your computer. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana Free does its job, your PC will run smoothly.
Now you can setup and run Zemana to get rid of FromPdfToDoc homepage from your web browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the link below to download Zemana Free setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
Run the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is finished, this malicious software removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the FromPdfToDoc PUP. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Free will scan for threats present on your PC system.
Once Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning your personal computer, a list of all items found is prepared. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete browser hijacker that causes internet browsers to display unwanted FromPdfToDoc web site. After the task is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
Use HitmanPro to get rid of FromPdfToDoc from the machine
If Zemana cannot get rid of this browser hijacker, then we recommends to use the Hitman Pro. The Hitman Pro is a free powerful, professional removal tool for malicious software, adware, PUPs, toolbars as well as hijacker related to FromPdfToDoc. It completely deletes all traces and remnants of the infection.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use HitmanPro on your computer. Once started, press “Next” button . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole computer for the hijacker infection that responsible for web browser reroute to the unwanted FromPdfToDoc webpage. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. .
After that process is done, Hitman Pro will show a list of all items detected by the scan.
Review the report and then click Next button.
It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Remove FromPdfToDoc redirect with MalwareBytes
If you are still having problems with the FromPdfToDoc — or just wish to check your machine occasionally for browser hijacker and other malicious software — download MalwareBytes Free. It is free for home use, and searches for and removes various unwanted apps that attacks your machine or degrades personal computer performance. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware can remove adware software, potentially unwanted apps as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your PC system from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
After downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to locate hijacker responsible for redirects to FromPdfToDoc. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the guidance or the video guide below.
How to stay safe online
It’s also critical to protect your web browsers from harmful web sites and advertisements by using an ad blocking program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to run 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 instructions as displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block harmful or misleading webpages. 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 is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent FromPdfToDoc and other unwanted programs
Browser hijacker is usually spreads as a part of free applications and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your PC system. This happens especially when you’re installing a freeware. The application setup file tricks you into accepting the setup of third party software, which you do not really want. Moreover, some paid applications can also install optional programs which you don’t want! Therefore, always download free software and paid software from reputable download pages. Use ONLY custom or manual installation type and never blindly press Next button.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of browser hijacker. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your machine for new browser hijacker infections and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired pop up advertisements and harmful web pages). Moreover, to prevent any browser hijacker infection, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to locate PUPs.
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