PDF Convert Tab was categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), so we would advise you to think carefully if you want to keep such a tool on your system. Our specialists discovered the application might introduce the user to unreliable advertisements from various third parties. Because of this, we believe using this extension could be possibly dangerous. In fact, you should know that even the software’s End User License Agreement states that the program might be exposed to various risks and “should be considered insecure.” Naturally, to maintain the device secure we advise against using suspicious tools. Therefore, we think it might be wise to erase PDF Convert Tab before anything goes wrong. If you wish to do so, you could use the removal instructions located a bit below the article. As for users who are interested in learning more about the reasons why we think it is not worth to take any risks with it, we would encourage you to review the rest of this text.
First of all, we should begin with the PUP’s distribution. Currently, it seems to be available on the chrome.google.com/webstore page and a site called pdfconverttab.com. Nonetheless, our specialists say it is entirely possible PDF Convert Tab could also travel with bundled setup files. In such case, the user could even install the extension unknowingly. As you see in some cases setup wizards do not show any information about the bundled applications unless the user picks advanced or custom installation settings. Sadly, not all users do so, especially if they want to finish the installation process faster. No doubt, we believe it is worth investing a couple of extra minutes and reading all terms on the setup wizard carefully. In case the additional programs seem to be suspicious, or you do not need them, it would be best to deselect them or cancel the installation process if you have no option to uncheck bundled software.
After PDF Convert Tab gets installed, the user might not notice his homepage and new tab had been changed. Instead of the usual start page, the browser could not be loading the PUP’s provided search engine. We should also mention, at the moment of writing the application works only on Google Chrome, which means it cannot affect other browsers. Another change you may notice on your Google Chrome browser if you install this suspicious extension is a toolbar with an extra search box. Our specialists say the tool’s provided search engine and the search box available on the toolbar could both show modified search results. To be more accurate, the results could contain advertisements from various third parties. The bad news is the PUP’s developers take no responsibility for it, which means there are no reassurances the ads cannot be malicious or harmful. As we explained, at the beginning of this article, there are no guarantees using the extension will be safe either.
Lastly, our specialists tested the PDF Convert Tab’s provided tool for converting PDF files, and they noticed it did not work as it should. Thus, given the tool might be insecure and its main feature may not even work, we recommend not to risk your computer safety. If you think it would be smart as well, we encourage you to delete the PUP with the deletion instructions located below the text. Also, the suspicious extension can be removed with a reliable security tool just the same, so if you prefer using such tools, you should know you can do so to eliminate this extension.