If you often need to convert your documents into PDF format, you might consider acquiring a program that might help you do that, but we would strongly recommend against using PDFConvertersSearch. Technically, there is nothing malicious about this application, but it is a potentially unwanted program that might be associated with multiple security issues, and if it happens to be added to your browser, it would probably be better to remove PDFConvertersSearch for good. While you’re at it, check whether you have more unwanted apps installed because they tend to travel in packs.
Apps like PDFConvertersSearch are not malicious infections, but they could be associated with a number of security issues. The thing with potentially unwanted programs is that they often have official distribution sources. For example, this extension has an official website at get.pdfconverters-search.com, and you can also find it at the Chrome Web Store. With the official sources out there, it seems that there should be nothing suspicious about this application. However, potentially unwanted programs can be easily distributed via third-party sources, too.
For instance, if you download freeware from file-sharing websites, you have to make sure that you avoid additional apps when you go through the installation process. It is often possible to deselect the programs you don’t want, but if you do not check all the steps, the likes of PDFConvertersSearch will be added to your browser.
Also, the extension might be waiting for you behind various redirects that are often embedded on websites that promote third-party content. For example, online gaming pages and video streaming pages are bound to contain commercial ads, and some of them could offer to add PDFConvertersSearch to your browser. Thus, you have to be careful whenever you encounter unfamiliar websites and various pop-ups or redirects.
Please note that PDFConvertersSearch performs a number of browser settings modifications when it gets added, and you actually AGREE to all these modifications, even if you are not aware of them. The list of permissions includes reading your browsing history and changing your search settings to feed.pdfconverters-search.com. Technically, these modifications should help the extension upgrade your web browsing experience, but when you are not aware of the changes, what are the chances that you will like them?
Also, let’s not forget the “original” function of this application. It should help you convert all types of documents into PDF format. However, the description of this app says that this “extension lets you browse the web and get easy access to search, images, videos, and news.” The question is, why would you need a third-party application to help you with web search when you can just use your own default search engine? Not to mention that PDFConvertersSearch doesn’t even come with an original search provider. Its search is powered by Yahoo! Search, so what is the point of employing this application?
What’s more, with PDFConvertersSearch reading your web browsing history, it is possible to get exposed to potentially harmful content even if the extension doesn’t mean to infect you with anything. Hence, the most logical option, in this case, is to remove this extension from your browser.
While it is possible to delete PDFConvertersSearch via the browser’s settings menu, we would like to recommend resetting your browser to default. There might be more unwanted applications or various settings present, and by resetting your browser, you would get rid of all of that.
Also, don’t forget to scan your system with a security tool of your choice. You might find more potential threats installed, and this would be your chance to remove all the potentially harmful programs at once.