What is OnlinePDF-Converter?
The experienced security professionals have determined that OnlinePDF-Converter is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the group of Browser hijackers. Typically, browser hijackers make changes to the default homepage and search engine of user web-browsers, making it difficult to change them back. Browser hijackers may also include unwanted advertisements and popups to show up in the affected web-browsers. Browser hijackers are usually installed with freeware or shareware download off from third-party webpages; they can also be found inside legitimate web sites and programs.
If your PC is affected by the OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker you’ll be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may display unwanted and harmful advertisements created to mislead you into buying certain questionable applications or products, provide search results that may redirect your web-browser to certain deceptive, misleading or malicious web-pages. We suggest that you use only the reliable search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Another reason why you need to remove OnlinePDF-Converter is its online data-tracking activity. It can gather user info, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- internet browser version information.
If you are unfortunate have a browser hijacker, adware or malware running on your PC, you can follow the suggestions here to get rid of this malicious software from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC system
These days certain free software developers bundle additional applications which could be PUPs and browser hijackers such as OnlinePDF-Converter with a view to making some money. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during install. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation type, reject all optional applications.
|Type||browser hijacker, redirect virus, homepage hijacker, PUP, search engine hijacker|
|Affected Browser Settings||new tab URL, start page, search provider|
|Distribution||shady popup advertisements, fake software updaters, free software setup files|
|Symptoms||Popup ads won’t go away. Every time you perform an Internet search, your web browser is redirected to another web-site. Unwanted program installed without your knowledge. Unexpected web-browser addons or toolbar keep coming back. Your internet browser homepage or search provider keeps changing or is not set to Google anymor.|
|Removal||OnlinePDF-Converter removal guide|
How to remove OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker (removal guidance)
Fortunately, we have an effective solution that will assist you manually or/and automatically delete OnlinePDF-Converter from your personal computer and bring your internet browser settings, including default search engine, newtab and home page, back to normal. Below you will find a removal instructions with all the steps you may need to successfully delete this browser hijacker and its traces. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your web browser or restart your computer.
To remove OnlinePDF-Converter, execute the following steps:
- How to manually get rid of OnlinePDF-Converter
- Automatic Removal of OnlinePDF-Converter
- How to stop OnlinePDF-Converter redirect
How to manually get rid of OnlinePDF-Converter
The useful removal instructions for OnlinePDF-Converter. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove the browser hijacker let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall OnlinePDF-Converter associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
The process of browser hijacker removal is generally the same across all versions of Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed applications on your computer and remove all unused, unknown and suspicious apps.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker from web-browsers
If you are still seeing OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker that won’t go away, you might have malicious add-ons installed on your browser. Check your web browser for unwanted plugins using the steps below.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to remove OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker by reset Google Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing problems with OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker removal, you need to reset Mozilla Firefox browser.
Another way to delete OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker from Internet Explorer is reset Internet Explorer settings.
Automatic Removal of OnlinePDF-Converter
Run malicious software removal utilities to delete OnlinePDF-Converter automatically. The free programs utilities specially designed for browser hijacker, adware and other potentially unwanted apps removal. These tools can remove most of hijacker from Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Moreover, it can remove all components of OnlinePDF-Converter from Windows registry and system drives.
Run Zemana to get rid of OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker
Download Zemana Free to get rid of OnlinePDF-Converter automatically from your web-browser. This is a free application specially created for malicious software removal. This tool can remove adware, browser hijacker from Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox and Windows registry automatically.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to delete OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Free setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During setup you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is complete, this malicious software removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button to find OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the checking is done, a list of all threats found is prepared. All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will start to remove OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker. When finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
Run HitmanPro to delete OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker
The HitmanPro utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker, malicious software, potentially unwanted apps and adware software from PC system (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore browsers default settings (startpage, new tab and search provider by default). Hitman Pro is powerful enough to locate and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the device.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your personal computer. Once started, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro application will scan through the whole PC for the OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted apps are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. .
When the scanning is done, a list of all threats detected is prepared.
All found items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click Next button.
It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Run MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to remove OnlinePDF-Converter hijacker
Manual OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker may be not fully removed. We recommend that use the MalwareBytes Free that are completely free your computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, this free application will allow you to get rid of malware, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
First, visit the page linked below, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file called MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the Setup wizard which will allow you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware on the device. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole device for the OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
After the system scan is finished, a list of all items detected is created. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove OnlinePDF-Converter browser hijacker. Once the clean up is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to delete hijackers, adware and other malware.
How to stop OnlinePDF-Converter redirect
We recommend to install an ad blocking program which can stop OnlinePDF-Converter redirects and block other malicious and scam pages. The ad-blocker utility like AdGuard is a tool that basically removes advertising from the Web and blocks access to malicious web-sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block OnlinePDF-Converter, as well as other harmful or misleading web 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, that can be found on your desktop.
Once you have removed the hijacker using this guidance, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer show unwanted OnlinePDF-Converter web-site on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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