ProPDFConverter is a browser extension that converts files from .doc to .pdf formats and vice versa. The browser application is another product of Mindspark, which has updated its name to IAC Applications, offering an array of software programs that are supposed to meet customers' needs. ProPDFConverter is compatible with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browser. In Windows 10, the ProPDFConverter extension does not work on the Chrome browser, but the changes of browser settings offered by the extension can be made on the browser. The ProPDFConverter extension appears to be a handy tool offering some additional options, such as access to famous websites; however, security experts categorize this application as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which means that it can be removed from the computer by certain anti-malware programs.
In order to remove ProPDFConverter manually, it is necessary delete specific components from the PC, because it is not enough to change the browser settings directly on the browsers. If you have just tried to remove ProPDFConverter and, unfortunately, failed, or simply want to learn how to do it, move down for our removal guide. Interested readers are invited to continue reading about the ProPDFConverter extension, which is installed as a browser toolbar.
Once installed, ProPDFConverter adds its toolbar containing a search box, a button to the service of ProPDFConverter, and links to thesaurus.com, dictonary.com, and britannica.com. In addition to the toolbar, the ProPDFConverter extension changes the home page and new tabs of a browser to search.my.way, which is based on Google. Even though the search results are seemingly provided by a reputable search provider, the odds are that links to some questionable websites may be added purposely to increase the chance of you accessing a specific website. The fact that the browser application sets a new home page and alerts the landing page of new tabs should be taken into consideration and be one of the reasons for you to remove the ProPDFConverter extension from the PC.
If you access the official website www.propdfconverter.com, you are invited to install the toolbar and agree with the terms to have some changes on a specific browser. People tend to agree with all the terms displayed without paying attention to what is given in front of them so that they can continue browsing the page. Software developers seeking to spread their production as much as possible take full advantage of this tendency, so you should be very attentive. If you do not like the changes made on your browsers, remove the toolbar and restore your former settings. The official website of ProPDFConverter aside, you should bear in mind that freeware applications are very often distributed in software bundles. In such a case, it is crucial to be attentive to the information displayed so as not to miss any opt-out options.
To prevent you for taking action to remove the toolbar, the new home page offers you quick access to frequently used websites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, and Amazon. However, links to these websites do not outweigh the fact that ProPDFConverter is monitoring you and may even allow third parties to monitor you for marketing purposes. Neither does Mindspark accept responsibility for the content delivered to you, which means that, if you find any questionable pop-up or pop-under advertisement after having installed ProPDFConverter, that advertisement is your own responsibility. PUPS are usually not meant to harm users, but they might cause some unwanted issues, so it is advisable to remove them once possible.
When it comes to removal, we recommend relying on a reputable security program so that you do not have to worry about deleting some essential components of the system. Moreover, if you are not sure that you have installed ProPDFConverter yourself, scanning the system to see whether any other unsolicited programs are present is highly advisable. Below you will find a removal guide that will walk you through the removal process. If you have any questions, feel free to comment so we can help you out.