Do you know what AbridorPDF is?
According to our cyber security team, AbridorPDF is a browser extension for Google Chrome that was designed to replace your browser’s search provider and new tab page with Findgofind.com which is a known browser hijacker. Therefore, removing this extension and its accompanying search engine is a must if you do not want your computer’s security jeopardized. Findgofind.com features promoted links in its search results, and there is no telling whether they are safe to click. In some cases, it is possible that they can redirect you to malicious websites that can get your PC infected with dangerous malware. To find out more about this shady extension and its search engine, read the information presented below.
Before we go into their functions, let us take a look at how AbridorPDF is distributed so that you could avoid getting it in the first place. It has been revealed that this extension can be installed on your browser as a result of installing bundled software. Apparently, the developers of this extension have arranged it to be bundled with malicious software such as adware and potentially unwanted programs such as browser toolbars and various shady PC cleaning utilities. The installers of this software can install AbridorPDF on your browser while installing the primary software. The problem is that the installers may not disclose the fact that it features additional software and installs this extension by default. Nevertheless, some installers may allow you to deselect its installation while others may not. Therefore, this extension is a potentially unwanted program due to its dishonest distr4ibution method.
This extension is for Google Chrome only, and its unique Chrome ID is anpdcbljihfeddblkmhdoejeiaaeghan. Once you install it on your browser, it will change the search provider and new tab page address to Findgofind.com. We believe that replacing them is the sole purpose of this extension as it does not do anything else apart from that. The search engine it replaces those settings with is Findgofind.com which is a browser hijacker that we have written about in its dedicated article.AbridorPDF screenshot
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Findgofind.com is considered a browser hijacker because its developers distribute it in a dishonest fashion. They rely on third-party software to secretly inject it into the browser. Our researchers have concluded that it is unreliable and can potentially jeopardize your computer’s security. Its creators want you to use it as a regular search engine, but there is nothing regular about it. Testing has shown that it redirects all entered search queries to Yahoo. However, Yahoo’s search results are modified to include promoted links by Findgofind.com. These promoted links generate ad revenue when you click them, and that is how the developers of this search engine get paid, and AbridorPDF’s developers also get a cut of the profits. The problem here is that there is no way of knowing whether the promoted links are safe to click. Researchers say that it is possible that some of those links can redirect you to malicious websites that feature downloads of potentially unwanted programs and malicious programs that can jeopardize your PC’s security and your personal privacy. Therefore, we advise against keeping Findgofind.com and well as AbridorPDF as it serves as a means to distribute this search engine.
We hope that you found this article insightful and now know what AbridorPDF is all about. Therefore, to keep your PC out of harm’s way, we recommend that you remove it from your PC at your earliest convenience. Deleting this extension should also replace Findgofind.com with your default search provider and new tab page, but you may have to change them manually.
How to remove AbridorPDF
- Open Google Chrome.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Select More tools and click Extensions.
- Find the extension and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
AbridorPDF was classified as a potentially unwanted program due to its shady distribution methods as well as the fact that it features a search engine that secretly replaces the new tab page and search provider of Google Chrome. This program is just a means of getting tha6t search engine on your browser, and does not perform any other function. Therefore, if you want to remove it but do not know how, see the instructions posted above.