Remove Pdf Converter Hub “Virus”(Chrome/Safari/FF/IE) April 2019 Update


  

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This page aims to help you remove Pdf Converter Hub “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome,Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows and Mac OSX.

We are well aware of how irritating and frustrating it could be if you open your browser and realize that it has been taken over by some obscure piece of software that has made all kinds of annoying and unwanted modifications to the its search engine, toolbar, homepage or new-tab page and is also responsible for the overwhelming generation of obnoxious and highly-obstructive advertisements, page-redirects, new-tabs, pop-ups, pop-unders and any other type and form of online advertisement that you could think of. And, because we do indeed understand how this could really ruin one’s day, especially if they are need to use their Chrome or Firefox or any other browser for their work, hobbies or education, we have made sure to provide our readers with an article that will help them restore their browsers back to normal in case one such annoying software piece named Pdf Converter Hub “Virus” has managed to get installed on them.

Pdf Converter Hub “Virus” is what computer security specialists would normally refer to as a browser hijacker – this is not a virus or some other form of nasty and highly-dangerous malware like Trojan Horses or Ransomware for example. However, if you currently have Pdf Converter Hub on your computer, you probably know just how unpleasant its presence there could be. Due to all of the irritating abilities of hijacker apps like this one, they are mostly regarded as potentially unwanted and it is therefore advisable that you remove them from your machine the moment you notice they have gotten installed there. Now, this removal/uninstallation part could be a bit tricky, especially if you are inexperienced and have never before dealt with similar software. Because of this, we’ve posted a guide on this page where you can find the needed information for the removal of this nagging app – make sure to use the instructions and do no hesitate to ask us whatever questions you may have using the comments section.

Pdf Converter Hub “Virus”

Keeping your computer safe from potential threats that may lurk on the Internet

One significant issue with hijackers in addition to the sheer irritation that they are capable of causing is the reliability (or lack thereof) of their advertising materials. It is no secret that many hijackers impose little to no control over what types of ads they spam on the users’ screens. This means that you may get shown all sorts of obscene, misleading, fake or deceitful ads. In some (though relatively rare) instances, a hijacker may generate adverts that are linked to obscure and/or potentially hazardous web addresses. It’s even possible that some of those online addresses are used for the distribution of different forms of malware and other dangerous programs – Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits, Worms, Trojans and so on and so forth. As we said, these instances are still rather rare but it is of course better if you simply eliminate the cause behind the uncontrolled ads generation which, in this case, is Pdf Converter Hub. As we said, the guide from this page has all the info you will need to eliminate this potentially unwanted piece of software so be sure to give it a go if you need help with uninstalling Pdf Converter Hub.

SUMMARY:

Name Pdf Converter Hub
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  There would likely be all kinds of web advertisements and unauthorized changes done to your browser if you have a hijacker in it.
Distribution Method Adding the unwanted app to another program’s installation file is the typical way of spreading this sort of software.
Detection Tool

Remove Pdf Converter Hub “Virus”

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


Step1

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).

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Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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. 

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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. 

Step3

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

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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:

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

Step4

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.

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Step5

  • 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).

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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Pdf Converter Hub 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 Pdf Converter Hub from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Pdf Converter Hub 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.

Step6

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!


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