Convertmypdf.co is a browser extension that promises to enable users to convert files (documents, pictures, slides, etc.) into the PDF format. Files which already contain the .pdf extension could be converted to Word, JPEG, Excel, and other files too. This file converter is promoted on the website having the same name, i.e. Convertmypdf.co, and it promises to act in a really beneficial way, so it is not surprising that there is a number of users who download it from the web and install this piece of software willingly. In fact, it seems that its official website is not the only source users can download it from because hundreds of users make complaints that they have discovered the Convertmypdf.co extension installed on their computers even though they have not done that themselves. This shows that it might be spread using dishonest distribution methods too, which is why specialists have decided to classify it as a potentially unwanted program. Programs that fall into this category cannot be called malicious; however, they might all act in an undesirable way. If you notice that Convertmypdf.co performs activities you do not like too, you should consider its deletion. It is especially advisable to get rid of it if you have no idea why it is installed on your PC and you do not find it beneficial.
The Convertmypdf.co file converter will allow users to convert files from and to PDF online. Users who install this application willingly from its official website know that because there is a sentence on its website clearly describing what it does: “Get instant and convenient access to PDF conversions!”. Unfortunately, the majority of people have no idea that this piece of software will change their browsers’ settings too, so many users get disappointed and make a decision to erase Convertmypdf.co from their computers. Researchers have carried out research and found that a new homepage http://www.convertmypdf.co/homepage/homepage.html?id=11162 will be set on all browsers. The New Tab page settings on Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will be changed too, so this website will be visible when the New Tab is opened as well. Last but not least, users whose default browser is Internet Explorer will also notice that their default search tool has been changed without their permission. A website set is a search tool that opens Yahoo! search tools, but it seems that it still cannot be trusted fully despite its legitimate-looking appearance. Researchers working at 411-spyware.com have revealed that this search tool cannot be trusted fully because it will record personal information if users submit it. On top of that, it is going to record other information, e.g. technical details and users’ browsing activities too. Even though these details are considered the non-personally identifiable information and should not be used for bad purposes, you can still stop this activity from being performed by removing the Convertmypdf.co extension entirely from your computer.
The changes users discover applied to all their browsers is not the only drawback of the Convertmypdf.co extension. This file converter has fallen into this category because it seems that it can find other ways to enter computers too. Most probably, according to specialists, it travels bundled with freeware inside software bundles. Users usually get these bundles from third-party websites. Actually, potentially unwanted programs are not the only ones that are distributed using these software bundles, so users should stop downloading software from suspicious third-party websites in order not to encounter other unreliable programs. The installation of a reputable search tool is highly recommended as well.
Go to remove Convertmypdf.co without consideration if you have not downloaded this program yourself and do not use it to convert files. What you will have to do to remove this extension is to reset browsers. Unfortunately, this piece of software will leave some leftovers, so Internet Explorer and Google Chrome users will have to delete them after resetting their browsers to default settings too. If it is too hard for you to do that without any help, use an automatic tool SpyHunter.