ViewMyPDF is an adware application, which means it may gather information about the user’s browsing habits and then show him targeting advertising material. What users who encounter the extension should know is the advertising content it might display could be not only incredibly irritating but also potentially dangerous. Our specialists say there is such a possibility because the ads might come from unknown third-party web pages. Naturally, if you do not want to take any chances with this adware, you should eliminate it with no hesitation. Users who need help while removing ViewMyPDF manually could have a look at the deletion instructions located at the end of this report. As for the rest of the article, it can provide you with more details about the unreliable application, e.g., its possible distribution channels, working manner, and so on.
As strange as it may sound the website distributing ViewMyPDF looks like a games platform, even though it is called Viewmypdf.com. Thus, users visiting the website for the first time might be surprised after seeing tons of games instead of tools for PDF documents. However, our researchers say after some time the site displays a suggestion to install the adware in question. Additionally, it is possible it could come as a redirect or users could download it after interacting with unreliable advertising material. It could be even bundled with different adware, potentially unwanted programs, and other untrustworthy software alike. Therefore, users who want to watch out for such applications should be cautious when downloading new extensions or other tools, especially if they come from untrustworthy sites or ads. Before allowing any program to settle in it would be wise to research it first. Not to mention you should download new tools only form legitimate websites.
At the moment of writing, ViewMyPDF works only on Google Chrome browsers. Our researchers say, after being installed, the adware might start displaying various advertisements while the user browses the Internet. The material shown to you could come from multiple third parties, which means no one knows where the ads could come from. Because of this, there is a risk some of the advertisements might belong to unreliable web pages, for example, sites asking to participate in fictitious lotteries or web pages suggesting you install untrustworthy software. Of course, we cannot be entirely sure, or in other words, you might not encounter possibly malicious ads while keeping ViewMyPDF installed. Yet there is still a possibility you could, and we do not think it is worth taking it for such an untrustworthy program. If you think it might be unwise to leave the adware unattended too, we encourage you to erase it at once.
Users who want to delete ViewMyPDF manually should take a look at the instructions located below as they will show how to remove this suspicious extension from Google Chrome. The other way, to eliminate the doubtful extension is to scan the computer with a security tool of your choice. Once the scan is complete, you should be able to erase all identified threats by pressing the given deletion button.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||intextContent.js||117584 bytes||MD5: f217a3a9d675a707869a577aa96b5d10|
|2||computed_hashes.json||7988 bytes||MD5: 7b1ec23b06c73f038c9e90ff954eda5a|
|3||install.js||437 bytes||MD5: 51a1d1b11c562ddba3e2e7ce314d43f2|
|4||verified_contents.json||2861 bytes||MD5: d6e7e1e052496d889beb2193da553616|
|5||icon48.png||574 bytes||MD5: 05eaa0121c41cb42a288a463a4843fb4|
|6||LOG||400 bytes||MD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000|
|7||manifest.json||1857 bytes||MD5: 299c2b7fb21df380c68d6be37e59c041|
|8||intextstyle.css||1613 bytes||MD5: b2edeb58b18adffd1bf3b8ec85640501|
|9||info.svg||1251 bytes||MD5: ed5964acd4c9ae7546ccab0e4dd08e80|
|10||LOG.old||400 bytes||MD5: 3b700f3a7aef1ff76d102b6561129bd6|
|11||000003.log||3436 bytes||MD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000|
|12||CURRENT||16 bytes||MD5: 46295cac801e5d4857d09837238a6394|
|13||background.js||128861 bytes||MD5: 550cd3583f40d974cbada6d7d03e5aca|
|14||vsframe.js||20736 bytes||MD5: 46169ea109b895973afdeada3109a9cb|
|15||close.svg||1594 bytes||MD5: 09220ec523ee6ac1a6a96b34e0d0fb7b|
|16||inimgContent.js||104500 bytes||MD5: 0d41afa0bd42d0ac7176a3835f7c2084|
|17||icon.png||1193 bytes||MD5: aff2e529dd8a8c904062222578894ae3|
|18||MANIFEST-000001||41 bytes||MD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000|
|19||adentify.js||161889 bytes||MD5: 63231506ec239fd5f92fb4bda3c7ede9|
|20||overlay_style.css||14208 bytes||MD5: 1cb204647bd7fb84a958928649e2a5cb|
|21||background.html||178 bytes||MD5: d9bb3f731709280df065103b5690a8c9|
|22||content.js||45644 bytes||MD5: 9328e8c9db7602aafec345ed5380fbf5|