How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

About this infection

PDFConverterHQ Hijacker is thought to be a reroute virus that could set up without your permission. Installation generally occurs by chance and a lot of users are unsure about how it occurred. Attempt to recall whether you have recently installed some kind of a free program, as browser intruders usually use software bundles to spread. No direct damage will be done your system by the browser intruder as it is not considered to be dangerous. What it will do, however, is redirect to advertisement web pages. Hijackers don’t filter through the pages so you may be rerouted to one that would allow damaging program to infiltrate your device. We don’t recommend keeping it as it will give no beneficial features. Terminate PDFConverterHQ Hijacker to restore usual browsing.
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How are browser hijackers most commonly installed

Freeware frequently travel with additional offers. The list includes advertisement-supported applications, redirect viruses and other kinds of not wanted tools. People usually end up authorizing browser hijackers and other unwanted offers to enter as they do not select Advanced (Custom) settings during freeware installation. Make sure you uncheck everything that appears in Advanced settings. If you opt for Default settings, you give those items permission to install automatically. If it entered your operating system, terminate PDFConverterHQ Hijacker.

Why must you abolish PDFConverterHQ Hijacker?

Do not be shocked to see your browser’s settings changed the moment it manages to invades your computer. The hijacker’s promoted site will be set to load as your homepage. All main browsers, like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will be affected. And all your efforts in reversing the alterations will be wasted unless you first remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from your operating system. A search engine will appear on your new home website but we don’t advise using it as it will expose you to loads of advertisement content, so as to reroute you. Hijackers redirect you to weird web pages because more traffic means more revenue for owners. You will be redirected to all types of weird pages, which is why browser intrudersare terribly annoying  deal with. They are not only aggravating, however, they could also pose certain harm. You could be led to some damaging website, where malware might be lurking, by those redirects. It’s advised uninstall PDFConverterHQ Hijacker as soon as it makes itself known since that is the only way to avoid a more severe threat.

How to abolish PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

You ought to obtain spyware elimination applications to fully terminate PDFConverterHQ Hijacker. By hand PDFConverterHQ Hijacker uninstallation means you will have to identify the reroute virus yourself, which may might be more time-consuming because you will have to find the redirect virus yourself. Nevertheless, a guide on how to eliminate PDFConverterHQ Hijacker will be presented below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

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Learn how to remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from your computer

Step 1. PDFConverterHQ Hijacker Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from browsers

a) Remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
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f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker

k) Remove PDFConverterHQ Hijacker from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu How to get rid of PDFConverterHQ Hijacker
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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