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Can’t Remove ProPDFConverter? This page includes detailed ProPDFConverter Removal instructions!
There are many useful tools that can make our daily life easier. The ProPDFConverter toolbar is not one of them. This app is a pain in the neck. Security experts have classified it as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Following a successful installation, the PUP takes control of your favorite web browser. It replaces both your preferable homepage and default search engine. From this point onward, every ad you are provided with is brought to you by the PUP. Every pop-up, banner, and in-text advertisement is forced on you by the furtive utility. Ad-blocking applications cannot hide these commercials. There are so many of them that your browser cannot display any web page correctly. It may even start to freeze and crash. The ProPDFConverter PUP can ruin your browsing experience in seconds. And when you get used to the experience, the PUP will surprise you with something new. The toolbar can redirect your browser to sponsored third-party websites. It can also pause your online videos for commercial breaks or force you to watch a video. What is worse, this utility only gets more annoying. With every passing day, the toolbar gets more and more aggressive. It will start to display more and more commercials. You will hate the experience. Luckily, you don’t need to put up with this app. The toolbar is removable. We have provided a manual removal guide below this article. You can also use a trustworthy anti-virus app. Choose your removal method and act! The sooner you clean your computer, the better!
How did I get infected with ProPDFConverter?
The ProPDFConverter PUP is promoted on some questionable websites. It also used to have an official download in the Chrome Web Store. Yet, we won’t be surprised if you cannot remember installing this utility. The PUP uses a lot of trickery to lure its victims into installing it. The so-called software bundling technique is the number one cause of malware infections. Your caution, however, can keep your device clean. The ProPDFConverter toolbar is a simple computer app. Like any other app, it needs your approval to be installed. It doesn’t need to ask openly, though. Developers often camouflage such apps as “bonuses.” Whenever you are installing a program, opt for the Advanced option in the Setup Wizard. Under it, you will be given the opportunity to deselect the extras. Keep in mind that you can deselect all extra apps and still install the program you originally planned to set up. If you rush through the installation process, however, you may install the extras unintentionally. For example, if you select the Standard installation, the extras will be installed automatically. This option is completely automatic. Once started, you have no control over it. So, don’t rush. Take your time. Look around the setup wizard. Make sure you know what you are giving your approval to. Install only trustworthy applications!
Why is ProPDFConverter dangerous?
The ProPDFConverter toolbar is a nuisance that is hard to be tolerated. It floods you with advertisements, pauses your videos and redirects your browser. It causes your computer to underperform and slows your internet connection. Yet, these issues are nothing compared to what the PUP does behind your back. The furtive app is never idle. It lurks in the shadows and collects information about your online habits. It knows which websites you visit, what search inquiries you make, the ads you click on. The PUP bases its commercials on the collected data. Thus, if you enter “sneakers” into some search engine, you will be shown adverts for sports shoes. It sounds good, yet, there is a catch. Anyone can access this data. All sorts of crooks use the ProPDFConverter toolbar as an advertising platform. These individuals can access the data. They can target you with custom marketing campaigns. Unfortunately, the PUP has no verifying mechanism. It doesn’t distinguish between legit and fake websites. In fact, with the ProPDFConverter utility on board, you are very likely to be redirected to scam and infected websites. Keeping the PUP on board is not worth the risk. Remove this parasite before it’s too late!
How Can I Remove ProPDFConverter?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the ProPDFConverter infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
- Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Locate the process of ProPDFConverter.exe and kill it
- Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box
Navigate to (Depending on your OS version)
and delete the display Name: ProPDFConverter
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the ProPDFConverter program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. Review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
Navigate to C:/Program Files and delete ProPDFConverter folder. Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date!