What is Pdfconverter.pro?

Pdfconverter.pro is most popular in United States, Indonesia, and India, but of course, anyone could encounter it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the application is considered to be a browser hijacker. It means after it settles in, the tool might change user’s default search provider, his start page, or new tab page. It looks like these changes may not only annoy the user but also possibly endanger his system and privacy. Apparently, while surfing the Internet with Pdfconverter.pro users might receive advertising content from the software’s third-party partners. What’s more, there are no guarantees such material will be reliable and so there is a chance part of the ads could be possibly dangerous. Therefore, if you find this browser hijacker annoying, we advise you to eliminate it before anything goes wrong. To help users achieve this, our researchers have prepared removal steps available at the end of this text, but to learn more about this threat, we would advise you to read the full report before scrolling below.testtesttest

Where does Pdfconverter.pro come from?

The browser hijacker appears to be compatible only with Google Chrome. Another thing we learned while researching it is it is bundled with a browser add-on known as MediaTab TV – PdfConverter. To be more accurate, Pdfconverter.pro should settle in after the user installs the mentioned plugin. Our researchers noticed it is spread via chrome.google.com/webstore, but we suspect it could be bundled with other suspicious applications alike too. This is why to say away from similar threats it would be a good idea to stay away from unreliable file-sharing web pages. Plus, every time you launch an installer make sure you pick advanced installation settings because doing so may allow you to deselect unwanted suggestions or possibly learn vital information about the chosen tool that might change your mind. Additionally, we would suggest keeping a legitimate antimalware tool installed so you could be warned when interacting with possibly dangerous content.

How does Pdfconverter.pro work?

The add-on (MediaTab TV – PdfConverter) we talked about earlier should allow Pdfconverter.pro change your start page, default search provider, or even new tab page. If the user did not pay any attention to the permission asked by it, this could come as a surprise. Besides asking for permissions to “Replace the page you see when opening a new tab” and “Change your search settings to: pdfconverter.pro,” the plugin in question may also want you to let it “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit” and “Manage your apps, extensions, and themes.”

No doubt accepting the listed terms could give quite a lot of rights to such an unreliable application. For example, the permission to “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit” might let the browser hijacker inject the sites you visit with its own advertising content. Our researchers think such material could be displayed through search results as well. The worst part is besides being irritating; the advertisements might also lead you to sites showing fake lotteries or surveys, web pages asking to download or install possibly dangerous applications, etc. We cannot be entirely sure about this, but there is a chance Pdfconverter.pro could display such content as the software’s End User License Agreement says the software might show third-party advertisements and the user takes all responsibility for interacting with such material.

How to remove Pdfconverter.pro?

Considering the application might show unreliable advertising content, we do not think it is worth keeping it on your browser. Instead of surfing with Pdfconverter.pro you could use google.com or other reputable search engines. As for the document converting features it provides, users could use online converters instead that does not require installation. If you choose to erase this browser hijacker we encourage you to use the deletion steps available a bit below or a legitimate antimalware tool you prefer.

Erase Pdfconverter.pro from Google Chrome

  1. Tap Windows key+E.
  2. Find these folders:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  3. Select folders called pgcbamhcnohldmlkbngdagaaabkakfgd, right-click them and click Delete.
  4. Search for the following path: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  5. Find data named as Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  6. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  7. Close File Explorer.
  8. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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