How to remove PDF Converter Hub

What Is PDF Converter Hub?

how to remove PDF Converter Hub
PDF Converter Hub is Potentially Unwanted Program(PUP) which is intended to change some browser settings. It is not a serious virus, however, its presence can bring trouble to your system. This browser hijacker tries to convince trusting users by offering quick and easy viewing of pdf files. All that user has to do is install the PDF Converter Hub extension. But you can never do this because the developers do it to make profit. Advertising is a good opportunity for developers to earn money through this program. Therefore, it is not surprising if you see a bunch of ads on your desktop. PDF Converter Hub may also start posting suspicious notifications. However, the largest source of income is information about your activity on the Internet, such as the most visited pages, saved bookmarks. Developers transfer this information to third parties and receive income from it. You will also be able to notice that your homepage and search page will be changed. Whatever browser you are on, pages will be changed. Another dangerous thing is that PDF Converter Hub will redirect you to unfamiliar web pages. In some cases, you may accidentally hit a malicious website and get infected with a dangerous virus. This article will help you remove PDF Converter Hub from your computer. Carefully read this article further and save your system from problems that brought this PUP.

How to Remove PDF Converter Hub

  1. Remove PDF Converter Hub Automatically
  2. Remove PDF Converter Hub From Programs and Features
  3. Delete Rogue Programs From File Explorer
  4. Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware From Browsers
  5. Delete PDF Converter Hub Notifications
  6. Get rid of PDF Converter Hub pop-ups and notifications on Android
  7. How to Protect Your PC From PDF Converter Hub and Other Adware

Remove PDF Converter Hub Automatically:

The easiest method to stop PDF Converter Hub ads is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and PDF Converter Hub in particular. You may try WiperSoft; it’s good at detecting and removing adware and other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).

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Other software that may be able to get rid of PDF Converter Hub
Spyhunter 5 (Windows)
Bitdefender (Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS)

If you are a user of Mac OS X, you can also try Combo Cleaner.
Note: After removing the adware you might still need to disable PDF Converter Hub notifications manually (see the step named Delete PDF Converter Hub Notifications).

You can also try to remove PDF Converter Hub by hand using the following instructions.

Remove PDF Converter Hub From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before PDF Converter Hub appeared on your browser for the first time. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Select the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Select the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Mac OS:

  1. On the top menu select Go => Applications.
  2. Drag an unwanted application to the Trash bin.
  3. Right-click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.

Delete Rogue Programs From File Explorer:

This step is for experienced computer users. You might accidentally delete something you weren’t supposed to.
Sometimes malicious programs don’t show up in Programs and Features. Check also %ProgramFiles%, %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and especially %AppData% and %LocalAppData% (these are shortcuts; type or copy and paste them into the address bar of File Explorer). If you see folders with unfamiliar names, see what’s inside, google those names to find out if they belong to legitimate programs. Delete the ones that are obviously associated with malware. If you are not sure, back them up before deleting (copy to a different location, for a example to a thumb drive).

Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware From Browsers:

Remove any suspicious extensions or extension you don’t recognize from browsers.

Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on three dots menu button three dots menu at the top right corner of the window.
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. Click REMOVE to uninstall an extension.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.

Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.

Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Show: select All add-ons.
  4. To delete an add-on, double-click it; in the new window click Remove.

Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To remove an add-on, click on the x button next to it.
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm.

Remove PDF Converter Hub Adware from Safari:

  1. On the top menu select Safari => Preferences.
  2. Select Extensions tab.
  3. Select an extension you want to delete and click Uninstall button next to it.

Delete PDF Converter Hub Notifications:

Remove PDF Converter Hub Notifications From Google Chrome:

  1. Open chrome://settings/content/notifications (just copy this and paste into the address bar of Chrome).
  2. Delete all rogue notifications by clicking three vertical dots button next to each and selecting Remove.

Remove PDF Converter Hub Notifications From Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Options.
  2. Select Privacy & Security on the left side of the window.
  3. Scroll down to Permissions section and click Settings… button next to Notifications.
  4. Find sites you down’t want to see notifications from, click on drop-down menu next to each and select Block.
  5. Click Save Changes button.

Get rid of PDF Converter Hub pop-ups and notifications on Android:

Disable PDF Converter Hub notifications:

Note: Steps might differ a little depending on the version of your Android.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Select Apps & notifications => Apps.
  3. Find and tap the browser that displays PDF Converter Hub notifications.
  4. Tap Notifications.
  5. Find PDF Converter Hub in the list and disable it.

Stop PDF Converter Hub pop-ups:

If PDF Converter Hub is opening on new tabs in your browser from time to time, that means you have adware. Most likely one on the apps you installed recently is causing these pop-ups. Uninstall recenly installed and suspicious apps you have. Alternatively, use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or another antivirus to scan your device for malware.
Pop-ups and ads on Android may also not be caused by anything installed but come from sites instead. To get rid of those ads, you can use an adblocker. A good and effective adblocker is Bitdefender for Android. It can block ads not only in browsers, but in games and other apps as well. Tapping the button below will start the download.

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How to Protect Your PC From PDF Converter Hub and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Bitdefender , uBlock Origin, Adblock or Adblock Plus browser extension/add-on to block third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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