Getting rid of PDFConverterHQ adware extension

PDFConverterHQ is an extension to your internet browser. It attaches to such browsers as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The developer of this program are using to very dicint ways to spread its software and showing adverts in your browser after that. Because of that, this software is considered as an adware and a potentially unwanted program.


PDFConverterHQ
PDFConverterHQ

There are lots of ways for PDFConverterHQ to break in. One of the most popular and effective methods of installations is called bundling. It means that the installation of PDFConverterHQ adware is wrapped in another program and it is installing right along with it. But besides that, it has its own website that allows to spread this program as a legit one.

Once PDFConverterHQ is inside, you will start to notice adverts and pop-ups in your browser window. They will appear all over your screen, like forcing you to click on them. Because of that, your computer will be very slow and clicking on these ads will redirect you on malicious links. There are a lot of different viruses out there and there is no knowing what you can download on such page. That is why it is advised to remove PDFConverterHQ adware extension and scan your computer for any other viral activity.


PDFConverterHQ automatic removal tool:

PDFConverterHQ removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with PDFConverterHQ in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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