What is ViewMyPDF?

Have you downloaded ViewMyPDF onto your browser and suspicious advertisements started bombarding you? It is not surprising if that has happened because the seemingly beneficial extension is, in fact, an advertising-supported program. It poses as a free PDF converter, but if you review the privacy policy and the permissions that the extension asks upon installation, you should realize that advertising is a huge part of it. For example, if you download it onto the Chrome browser, you are informed that the add-on can read and change all data on the websites you visit. And if you downloaded it onto Firefox, you are warned that the adware can access data on the sites you visit. Furthermore, it is introduced as “ViewMyPDF ads” for Firefox users. There is no doubt that ads are shown by this extension, and that is the main reason we recommend deleting ViewMyPDF. Whether you want to remove this adware right away or you want to learn more about it, this report will provide you with what you need.testtest

How does ViewMyPDF work?

Firefox users can download ViewMyPDF from, and Chrome users can find it on the Chrome web store, at These installers are considered to be official, but there is no doubt that unfamiliar bundled installers could promote it too. It is very important to know how exactly the threat got in because you do not want to be blindsided by silent threats. ViewMyPDF itself does not look like a threat, and if you do not realize that it is showing potentially unreliable ads, you might be unable to realize that it requires removal. So, was this strange extension installed alone or along with other programs? If other programs are involved – even if you are sure they are harmless and do not require removal – our recommendation for you is to install a simple malware scanner. It does not need to be fancy, and you can even use a free tool. As long as it is reliable and legitimate, it should tell you whether or not you need to delete anything malicious.

Why are ads malicious? That is something you might wonder reading this report. Not all advertisements are malicious, and we certainly do not say that you would definitely end up on malicious websites if you interacted with any of them. That being said, many ads are linked to malvertising scams, and they are set up to be attractive just to lure gullible users in. Since it is unknown what advertising parties ViewMyPDF works with, it is hard to say whether or not the ads shown by the program would be malicious. It is known that the extension employs tracking cookies to record data about users, and that could help advertisers create more personal offers. Let’s say, you search a malware removal tool. The next ad you see might promote tools that, allegedly, can remove threats and secure your operating system for free. There is a chance that these ads could be misleading and the tools promoted via them could be malicious. This is why we cannot say that ViewMyPDF is 100% safe or that the ads shown via it are 100% reliable.

How to delete ViewMyPDF

You can remove ViewMyPDF on your own using the instructions that are available below. The process is not complicated, and you do not even need much experience. Note that the instructions show how to clear browsing data too. Although this might affect your browsers (e.g., all sites would forget your logins), you should not skip this step if you want data tracking tools – such as web cookies – to be erased from your web browser too. Of course, you might be in a different position if you are dealing with other unwanted or even malicious programs or extensions. If that is the case, you might need to spend more time researching and deleting threats. Or you could install an anti-malware program and have it delete ViewMyPDF and all other threats automatically. This is certainly the best option for you because the right anti-malware program can help you ensure that other unreliable extensions and adware cannot slither in again.

Removal Instructions

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox and tap Ctrl+Shift+A to access the Add-ons Manager.
  2. Remove the extension that represents adware.
  3. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to launch the Clear All History menu.
  4. Choose the time range and boxes and click Clear Now.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Chrome, tap Alt+F, and expand the More tools menu.
  2. Click Extensions and then Remove the adware extension.
  3. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to launch the Clear browsing data menu.
  4. Choose the time range and boxes and click Clear data. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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