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Remove ConvertPDFEasy (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

ConvertPDFEasy is the browser extension that categorizes as a potentially unwanted program that interferes with your online browsing performance

ConvertPDFEasyConvertPDFEasy – the browser hijacker that creates frustration when gets bundled with other freeware and manages to affect particular system settings. This is the program that affects various web browsing tools and starts controlling your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge sessions. The browser hijacker or potentially unwanted program, more generally, changes default settings of the computer, so your searches go through a different engine and trigger redirects to additional sponsored material, commercial content creators. Once the homepage, new tab, and the search engine on the browser get set to other domains, you can be sure that the PUP runs in the background and controls all those intrusive symptoms for you. You need to eliminate the program fully to get rid of any associated symptoms. 

Name ConvertPDFEasy
Type Browser hijacker/ potentially unwanted program[1]
Symptoms The program replaces the search engine with ConvertPDFEasy.com, alters settings of the new tab, homepage, redirects to commercial sites, exposes the user to possibly dangerous material online
Issues These potentially unwanted applications are related to advertisers, third-party companies, and other programs like this. Data tracking and collecting is the issue that can lead to privacy problems or even identity theft if you are not careful
Distribution Freeware installations and visits on deceptive pages trigger such PUP installs, so when you do not pay close attention to sites you visit and download from, you can trigger the installation of an unwanted and possibly harmful tool
Elimination ConvertPDFEasy removal process requires attention and tools like anti-malware programs, so all the files and applications get detected and deleted 
Repair Rely on proper system optimization programs and clear any damage that is triggered by this virus. Repair affected files with ReimageIntego

ConvertPDFEasy is the tool that aims to affect your browsing online with altered search results and redirects that create frustration since all the pop-ups and new windows lead you to commercial sites and unsafe domains. The browser extension itself is the one that causes redirects, triggers issues with the speed because ti affects additional parts of the machine.

When you notice ConvertPDFEasy.com appearing on the screen and that this is the main site you often visit and get redirected through when you search for anything. The browser hijacker changes those settings and creates a cloud of redirects on purpose, so you cannot access normal material and continue creating all the views and clicks on the sponsored material.

ConvertPDFEasy virus is the one that focuses on views, page clicks, and so on, so the revenue gets generated, and sponsors of the PUP can make a profit. That is not the best news for the user since all the advertisements, commercial pop-ups, banners, blinking windows, and similar intrusive material allow relies on ad-tracking techniques.[2]

ConvertPDFEasy PUPConvertPDFEasy - the browser extension that causes redirects, pop-ups, banners, and other commercial content delivery.  

When you continuously visit those shady pages related to ConvertPDFEasy PUP, you cannot access the normal material and reveal your data regarding the browsing online habits to third-party companies and other creators. You shouldn't trust any content that occurs on your screen out of nowhere.

The minute you receive any pop-ups or redirects to the ConvertPDFEasy page itself or material that promotes this, other installations, you need to check the machine fully for any suspicious or possibly malicious applications. The best tool for such a purpose should be anti-malware tools. AV engines can even detect the possible PUP infiltration and notify you about the infection. 

So if you have the proper antivirus tool, you can avoid ConvertPDFEasy removal entirely. Unfortunately, experts[3] note that people are not keen on having AV applications installed on every device. You need to keep in mind that anything suspicious is an indication of the infection or PUP infiltration.

Also, note that anything related to ConvertPDFEasy or other PUPs that gets left behind can trigger issues, redirects, intrusive pop-ups, and banners. It is also related to the changes browser hijacker, and PUA makes in the system folders. To find the damage and affected files, corrupted programs – download and ReimageIntego.

ConvertPDFEasy.comConvertPDFEasy is the Chrome extension that triggers changes in browser settings, so all the searches get redirected through ConvertPDFEasy.com.

Promotional content advertises useless apps 

You shouldn't fall for advertisements, promotional pop-ups, banners, other material that provides, suggests to install tools, browser-based programs, and so on. Anything that comes to your screen without your permission or interferes with normal browsing online should be considered harmful, unwanted at least, possibly malicious.

Installing anything from the internet, even from the distribution pages, official-looking sites can be dangerous. Always read the EULA, privacy policy, and rely on trustworthy pages only. Never skip through installations steps, rely on Advanced or Custom installation methods, and choose these options whenever you download anything.

Also, there is no need to add search engines, PDF converters, other tools directly to your browser. Such shady tools interfere with the speed while running in the background continuously.

Get rid of the shady ConvertPDFEasy application to stop redirects

Even though this application/ browser-based tool is promoted and advertised as a useful addition to your Google Chrome or any other browsers, you should remember that people call the program a ConvertPDFEasy virus for a reason. This is an intrusive and pretty much useless tool. 

The first reason that should encourage you to remove ConvertPDFEasy is the content that the application delivers to your screen directly. It manages to trigger pop-ups, banners, other windows, browser new tabs, and other material that keeps you from accessing other sites. The browser hijacker can only do that and do not interfere with your browsing sessions at all.

If the program is not intrusive at all, but you still receive all the redirects and pop-ups, you may be lucky, and if you react to these issues soon enough you may perform ConvertPDFEasy removal in time. The sooner you eliminate such PUP, the less affected your device machine may end up. 

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To remove ConvertPDFEasy, follow these steps:

Remove ConvertPDFEasy from Windows systems

Clear the machine from any suspicious applications, rely on the guide and remove ConvertPDFEasy

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall ConvertPDFEasy and related programs
    Here, look for ConvertPDFEasy or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove ConvertPDFEasy from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Eliminate ConvertPDFEasy from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove ConvertPDFEasy from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for ConvertPDFEasy-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove ConvertPDFEasy, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to ConvertPDFEasy and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the ConvertPDFEasy-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall ConvertPDFEasy from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for ConvertPDFEasy and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete ConvertPDFEasy removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of ConvertPDFEasy from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the ConvertPDFEasy-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase ConvertPDFEasy from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Clean any traces of the shady ConvertPDFEasy

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select ConvertPDFEasy and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete ConvertPDFEasy removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete ConvertPDFEasy from Google Chrome

You may need to look out for any installations that happened behind your back, so resetting the Chrome to default may be a quicker option

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select ConvertPDFEasy and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete ConvertPDFEasy removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove ConvertPDFEasy from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for ConvertPDFEasy or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by ConvertPDFEasy, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete ConvertPDFEasy removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

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If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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