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Convert to PDF New Tab Removal (Chrome/Firefox/IE) Feb. 2018 Update

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This page aims to help you remove Convert to PDF New Tab. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Nowadays, almost everyone has a computer or another electronic device that is connected to the Internet on a daily basis. Site-redirects such as Convert to PDF New Tab, however, can completely spoil the pleasure of being online. If this ad-supported browser hijacker slips into the system, it doesn’t take long for the user to start noticing its negative effects, such as a slowdown in browsers’ performance, sudden page redirects, changes in the browser’s homepage or search engine and an unstoppable generation of ads, banners, and pop-ups. They show up continuously and cover the computer screen by interfering with the user’s activities and causing irritation and disturbance.

If these ads have started to bother you and have made your Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer impossible to use, it is a good idea to consider uninstalling Convert to PDF New Tab. Keep in mind that this software can not only generate useless ads and interfere with the users’ web surfing but it might also be able to redirect your browser to potentially hazardous web locations where different infections (including Trojans and Ransomware viruses) may lurk. For this reason, we would advise you to avoid the pop-ups and tabs that offer you unrealistic bids and offers – these deals are oftentimes just a bait for users to click on them. It is widely known that a click on such an ad could cause a redirect to an unknown domain, so be careful!

The only way to permanently remove the on-screen disturbance caused by Convert to PDF New Tab is to uninstall this ad-supported browser redirect. Unfortunately, Internet users complain that this is a difficult task because they cannot find a program uninstaller. Typically, these programs try to stay in the system for as long as possible, and if you are not so experienced in dealing with browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs, you may not be able to detect them. Yet, our “How to remove” team has found an easy way to help all those users who want to get rid of Convert to PDF New Tab. You can read more about it in the Removal Guide below and make use of the free detailed instructions.


Convert to PDF New Tab Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Convert to PDF New Tab from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Convert to PDF New Tab from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Convert to PDF New Tab from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

What can we expect from a browser hijacker like Convert to PDF New Tab?

Speaking about the consequences of having a browser hijacker like Convert to PDF New Tab on your system, know that those can be quite irritating and unpleasant, especially the continuous redirects and the unwanted browser modifications that this program may impose.  However, this program is definitely not a virus and has no intention of harming your system.  Convert to PDF New Tab is basically a tool for sponsored ads positioning, which can be related to a certain advertising platform. In this case, you may be redirected to a some random page full of different deals, discounts, discount codes, price comparisons, and similar things related to Internet shopping. Opening these ads is generally not recommended because of the high risk of getting redirected to fishy online shopping pages or their affiliates. Some ads may require you to upgrade your software. These pop-up ads may include links to download Java, Media Player, Flash Player, web browser, download manager, or other trusted software. Downloading software that is being promoted by browser hijackers is risky because this domain can be used for cyber frauds or involved in the distribution of malware (such as Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans, etc) or other potentially unwanted programs (adware, browser-hijackers, etc.). Convert to PDF New Tab may also provide pop-up ads that ask you to fill out a poll or confirm a prize. You may be promised that you will win iPad, iPhone, MacBook or something else. Unfortunately, this is just an attempt to reveal your personal information as a name, phone number, address and others. Hardly anyone has won the promised awards.

Therefore, in order to protect yourself from potential danger as well as from the constant advertising disturbance, we advise you to remove Convert to PDF New Tab. If you are experiencing redirects to certain unfamiliar domains, our recommendation is to terminate this activity with the help of the professional Convert to PDF New Tab removal tool or by following the instructions in the Removal Guide below.

How do we avoid installing such annoying programs?

As you probably already know, the browser hijackers are mostly promoted through other free software. Therefore, if Convert to PDF New Tab has appeared on your computer, you probably were led to installing it via a software package (aka bundle). How to protect yourself from this? It is very easy. You just have to spend a little more time customizing the settings in the setup menu. It is advisable to select Advanced/User installation settings – they will reveal all of the added components that are grouped with the program you choose and from there, you can choose to leave out anything that you deem undesirable. You just have to uncheck the added applications before launching the installation of the main program.


Name Convert to PDF New Tab
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Various ads and sudden page redirects may start disturbing your normal web activity. 
Distribution Method Software packages, ads, free installers, pop-ups, torrents, freeware sites, shareware platforms.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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