Do you know what FreePDFCombiner Toolbar is?
If you have downloaded FreePDFCombiner Toolbar purposefully, you probably did that because the program promised to convert files for free. In fact, it cannot do that, which is one of the reasons we identify it as a potentially unwanted program and suggest thinking about deleting it. The best it can do is provide you with a link to a website that offers to convert files. In this case, it is freepdfconvert.com, a website that converts Word, Excel, PowerPoint and various other kinds of files to PDF format. This service is not entirely free. It does not allow converting an unlimited number of files, and you actually need to pay ($9 monthly, $39 biannually, $69 annually, or $99 for a lifetime subscription). Clearly, this PUP is not as beneficial as you might have believed it to be. Are you ready to remove FreePDFCombiner Toolbar?
Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome users can download FreePDFCombiner Toolbar from its official website, freepdfcombiner.com/index.jhtml, but Chrome users can also find it on the Chrome web store, at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/freepdfcombiner/paiifnbgaclbdagloniofcpcaidbfihi. Because of this, the PUP might appear to be completely transparent and reliable. The thing is that even the reputable Chrome web store has been found promoting unreliable extensions, which is why you should not be careless. The creator of the toolbar is Mindspark Interactive Network, and it has created tons of similar applications, including ShoppingDealsLive Toolbar, PresidentialBuzz Toolbar, or TaxCenterNow Toolbar. All of them promote different services, but all of them work the same. In fact, the removal process is the same for all of them as well, and so if you learn how to delete FreePDFCombiner Toolbar, you are ready to face any Mindspark toolbar. Of course, we are not saying you have to delete them. This is something you must decide on your own.
If you install FreePDFCombiner Toolbar onto Google Chrome, the toolbar takes over the New Tab page. If you install it onto Mozilla Firefox, the homepage is taken over as well. The same applies to Internet Explorer, except for the fact that the toolbar is installed as an application rather than an extension. In all cases, the toolbar is represented using the same webpage that displays easy access links to freepdfconvert.com, various file-sharing services (e.g., wetransfer.com, files.com, sendspace.com), as well as more popular websites (gmail.com, facebook.com, youtube.com, instagram.com). The search field allegedly “enhanced by Google” is always represented as well. This might be the main reason we suggest removing FreePDFCombiner Toolbar. When you enter keywords, you are redirected to search.myway.com, and modified results can be shown to introduce you to ads and links to unknown third-party sites.FreePDFCombiner Toolbar screenshot
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You should be able to delete FreePDFCombiner Toolbar all on your own, but that does not mean that manual removal is the best option in your situation. It is possible that you downloaded the toolbar not from the sources mentioned above but bundled with other PUPs or even malware. If that is the possibility, please scan your operating system immediately using a legitimate malware scanner. Should threats be found, install an anti-malware program that will find and erase all threats automatically. Needless to say, you should consider installing this software even if you need only to remove FreePDFCombiner Toolbar.
Remove FreePDFCombiner Toolbar
- Tap keys Win+R to launch RUN.
- Enter control panel into the dialog box and click OK.
- In the Control Panel menu move to Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable application and click Uninstall.
- Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
- Select More tools and then choose Extensions.
- Remove the undesirable extension.
- Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
- In the Tools menu select Add-ons (opens Extensions menu).
- Remove the undesirable extension.
In non-techie terms:
If you have downloaded FreePDFCombiner Toolbar, you must scan your operating system to check if other threats have been installed along with this potentially unwanted program. Although it promises to convert files for free, the best it can do is link you to a website where you can covert a few files for free. After that, you are asked to pay for the service. Even though legitimate links are presented via the interface of the toolbar, you also have to think about the suspicious search service. MySearch is the search tool that the toolbar promotes, and users are tricked into trusting it because it is allegedly enhanced by Google. Since it is quite useless when it comes to file conversion, and the search services are questionable, you should consider removing FreePDFCombiner Toolbar from your browser (Chrome or Firefox) or the operating system (Internet Explorer). You can follow the manual removal instructions above, but if other threats exist, we strongly recommend employing anti-malware software.