- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Pdf2DocPro is an extension for your Google Chrome browser that, supposedly, can help you convert documents to PDFs and vice versa. According to the creator of this extension – PERION NETWORK LTD – it is an extremely useful tool, but our research team does not agree with that. In fact, we classify this extension as a potentially unwanted program (or “PUP”), and that is because it modifies the browser’s settings, and it also collects information that can be shared with unknown parties for marketing purposes. Overall, although the extension is not malicious, its usefulness is highly questionable, and it is possible that it could be dangerous to trust it. Because a possibility of facing security issues exists, we strongly recommend removing Pdf2DocPro from your browser immediately. If you have no clue what to do to delete this potentially unwanted program, continue reading this report.
If you decide that you want to delete Pdf2DocPro, we suggest scanning your operating system first. Even if you have downloaded the PUP from its official source, you might have downloaded the free “Switch2search.com search” extension. If you downloaded the PUP via an unfamiliar installer, you need to look out for malicious infections that require removal too. Hopefully, other threats are not found, and you can focus on the potentially unwanted program. As discussed, it offers some legitimate and useful services, but its ability to redirect searches, record information, and share content with undisclosed parties cannot be ignored. Without a doubt, this extension is not the safest tool you could ever use, and that is a good enough reason to delete it. If you find out that you need to remove Pdf2DocPro along with other threats, utilize an anti-malware program to enable automatic removal. If you are not ready to invest in your virtual security, make sure you get rid of all infections manually. The guide below shows how to erase the PUP.