Do you know what Convertpdfsearch.com is?
If your homepage and New Tab URL have been changed to Convertpdfsearch.com, you must have installed the extension called Convert into PDF from the Chrome Web store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/convert-into-pdf/mdffplemaakopjdffljcjpnkffmepeej), or it has arrived on your computer bundled with third-party applications. Following the successful infiltration, this extension always changes a default homepage and New Tab URL. The page (Convertpdfsearch.com) set looks like an ordinary search provider with two buttons Convert PDF to Other Formats and Convert Files to PDF. Unfortunately, none of them work at the time of writing, which suggests that this piece of software is not as useful as it claims to be even though it is promoted as a beneficial piece of software that makes it possible to convert files into/from a PDF format straight from the default browser. Since it does not act as it promises to and applies undesirable changes to browsers, you should definitely not keep the extension installed and use Convertpdfsearch.com as a default search provider. If you need more reasons to get rid of this dubious search tool, read the rest of this article – we are sure it will become clear why we see its removal the only possible outcome.
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As has been mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, users might see Convertpdfsearch.com after downloading the extension promoting this search tool; however, there are still more cases when users discover a new page set and cannot explain why they see it, which clearly shows that the extension responsible for setting this search URL on users’ browsers might enter computers unnoticed too. Most probably, it travels bundled, specialists say. We can assure you that Convertpdfsearch.com is not the only dubious search tool promoted via software bundles, so install a security application on your computer to protect your browsers from unauthorized changes. Do this today!
Users discover Convertpdfsearch.com set as a new homepage and New Tab URL after they install the extension Convert into PDF or it somehow manages to enter their systems illegally. Because of this, you must start the undesirable search tool removal by removing this extension. Below-provided manual removal instructions will help you take care of it.
- Start Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Locate Refresh Firefox at the top and then click Refresh Firefox one more time in the pop-up window opened.
- Open Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Locate the Reset section.
- Click Restore settings to their original defaults below it.
- Click the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
Convertpdfsearch.com has all the features of a trustworthy search provider, but it is definitely not a trustworthy tool for searching the web, specialists say. Its main drawback is that it gathers information, including personally-identifiable details, about users and then shares the gathered data with third parties. If you let it perform this activity on your computer, it is only a question of time when security-related problems arise.