What is AbridorPDF?

AbridorPDF might look like it has something to do with PDF documents, but we assure that this is just a disguise. Our security experts have tested it and found that its only feature is to replace Google Chrome’s new tab page and search provider with another search engine that we have previously classified as a browser hijacker. Therefore, researchers regard AbridorPDF as a potentially unwanted program and, thus, you should remove it because it does nothing useful and can only inject a malicious search engine into your browser.testtest

What does AbridorPDF do?

This extension is compatible with Google Chrome only, but we have found on information on it being featured on the Chrome Web Store, so it is one of those unverified extensions you ought to generally avoid. Testing has shown that this extension has nothing to do with PDF files even though its name suggests that it does. Apparently, the purpose of this application is to inject Findgofind.com, a search engine we have classified as a browser hijacker, into your browser. It is set to replace your browser’s new tab page address and search provider, but it does not change the homepage address, probably to avoid being noticed too much.

Findgofind.com is malicious in its own right because it is a browser hijacker. Indeed, AbridorPDF does not ask whether you want Findgofind.com to be installed — it just installs it. As a result, this search engine replaces the new tab and search provider. The aim of the game is to make you use it for searching the web. Findgofind.com processes all entered search queries and redirects them to a modified Yahoo search engine that can feature additional promotional links that you would not find on Yahoo.com normally. These promoted links should be supplied by Findgofind.com. We are of the opinion that some of the links can pose a threat to your computer’s security because this search engine can, potentially, promote shady websites. Therefore, using it for searching the web is not recommended. Furthermore, it may collect some non-personally identifiable information about you such as your IP address, ISP domain name, browsing history, search queries entered, approximate geographical location, browser version, OS type, and so onto show you somewhat personalized ads.

Where does AbridorPDF come from?

Our cyber security specialists have received information that AbridorPDF is disseminated with the help of bundled software installers. It seems that particular pop-up ads promote malicious and potentially unwanted programs that have been bundled with this shady browser extension. While there is no concrete evidence of this, the bundled installers may have been set up to install AbridorPDF on your browser by stealth which means that the installer does not ask whether you want this extension and install it by default. Furthermore, there is no information on whether the installers allow you to uncheck its installation in the advanced/custom installation menu. Therefore, there might be cases when this extension is installed on a PC automatically without the user’s knowledge or consent.

How do I remove AbridorPDF?

If you have AbridorPDF on your browser, then you now know what it is all about. It offers nothing of value as its primary objective is to inject its promoted, malicious search engine without your knowledge. If you want to remove it, you can use the manual removal guide included below this article. We also recommend considering installing an anti-malware program to prevent shady software such as this particular extension from slithering into your PC in the future.

How to delete AbridorPDF

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Select More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find AbridorPDF.
  6. Click Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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