PDFConvertTools is an app what allows user to convert PDF document to Word and in many other formats. According to the developers this program is really useful and can save time of the user. That`s why many users probably didn`t notice anything bad (exept online millions ads), but this app is another adware and potentially unwanted program (pup). PDFConvertTools can be installed without any notification and will infect all browsers (Edge, Opera, Mozila, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and etc.) on your PC, so you will see online ads every time you online. Also, this adware will track your browsing activity and use it against you.
So after successfully installation of PDFConvertTools it begins to show many ads, like banners, coupons or pop-ups every time you use your browser. As I said before not all this ad will redirect you to the online shop, most of them will send you to malicious site when you click on it. So we highly recommend to avoid such ad. In additional PDFConvertTools will steal your browser activity (IP addresses, Internet service provider, browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and use this data to create more specific ads for you. Never trust to random annoying ads or you can lose your system. If you want to protect your computer and your private information you should remove PDFConvertTools as fast as possible.
How does PDFConvertTools get into my system?
PDFConvertTools is adware what often appear after you install free software from the Internet. If you really need any free program you should be careful and check all options while installation process. This simple step allows you to save your computer from virus in the future.
Removal tool for PDFConvertTools:
What is PUP? The term “Potentially Unwanted Program” was created to spread special type of virus what user often download it. Such app often looks like legitimate program, but can harm computer with hidden functions.
Often, such PUPs are adware program what will display different pop-ups ads and banner ads on every page what you visit. Such ads can be really different from simple coupons and sales to last hot news. You will see really interesting thing what will aim you to clicks on the ad and the creators will get their pay-per-click revenue. You will notice if you PC infected with PUPs, there are common things that will appear with this infection:
We highly recommend to remove such ads from your compiter, so follow the guide bellow and remove it!
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
The GridinSoft Anti-Malware will scan your computer and web browser for the Potentially Unwanted Program dangerous files, malicious browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with PDFConvertTools 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 “On-Run 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:
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 On-Run 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):