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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Nowadays we can easily download any program we want over the Internet, but such practice also poses specific security threats. If we take a look at DocToPDFConverter, for example, we would see that this program is an application that merely offers to convert your documents into PDF files. Nevertheless, the question is whether that kind of application is really useful when most of the primary applications (such as MS Word) give you such an option as well. It is recommended that you remove DocToPDFConverter from your system because you can never know what websites this application might redirect you to.

According to our classification, DocToPDFConverter is a potentially unwanted program. This means that DocToPDFConverter is not a direct computer security threat, but not all users would want to have it. On top of that, one would expect it to be possible to download a program from this product's official homepage. However, that is not the case with DocToPDFConverter. We may find more about it on, but clicking the download button leads us to a blank web page. Therefore, it would not be too far-fetched to say that DocToPDFConverter entered your computer in a software package. It also means that you have installed more than just one potentially unwanted application at the same time.

Although DocToPDFConverter does not add any extensions to your browser, the application is said to be compatible with the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. As a result, DocToPDFConverter may display commercial advertisements with third-party content. Such freeware applications often support third-party ads in order to stay alive and to cover their distribution costs. In fact, it is a very common practice, and it is definitely not illegal. However, the problem is that an average user can hardly differentiate between reliable and random commercial advertisements that appear on her screen.

What’s more, DocToPDFConverter clearly does not check whether the third-party content on its ads is safe. A statement on the official website says that programs developed by AdFactory Technologies “may provide you with certain added value services to enhance your Web browsing experience.” Most of the time, DocToPDFConverter ads will contain links to various shopping websites that are supposed to help you purchase something at a lower price.

You should think twice before clicking random commercial ads. As mentioned above, DocToPDFConverter is not responsible for their security, and you could end up being redirected to a corrupted website. Due to such potential security threats, it is not a good idea to keep DocToPDFConverter on your computer.

Uninstall DocToPDFConverter right now and then invest in a licensed antispyware tool. You need to do all it takes to protect your PC from harm.

How to uninstall DocToPDFConverter

Windows 8

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove DocToPDFConverter.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove DocToPDFConverter.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall DocToPDFConverter.
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