PDF To Pro
If you need to convert files into any format, you have to employ a trustworthy service or tool to help you. PDF To Pro might seem like a useful tool, but in reality, it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that Google Chrome users should delete from their browsers. Did you installed this extension hoping that it could help you? If you did, we are sure that you did not expect it to spy on you, share data regarding your browsing activity with undisclosed parties, and to show you search results that are simply too unpredictable to trust. Is this why you have to decided to remove PDF To Pro from your browser? If you are undecided still, this report will make it clearer why you should consider elimination. If you are not sure why this extension is even identified as a PUP, we suggest that you continue reading. Without a doubt, if you have trouble with the elimination or you have questions about the extension itself, we are prepared to answer them. Contact us via the comments section.
It is possible that you have downloaded PDF To Pro from the Chrome Web Store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pdf-to-pro/oobbmgalnpjmenklebnonimcindehgim. This appears to be the official source of the suspicious extension. No download website has been created to introduce Google Chrome users to the PUP. But how did you find the Chrome Web Store installer? Did you find it on your own as you were looking for a free PDF converter? Or were you redirected to the installer’s page when you clicked a random pop-up or a strange button on an unfamiliar website? It matters how unreliable extensions are introduced because if you can figure out how they slither in, you can be more careful in the future. And why do you need to be careful with something like PDF To Pro? According to the description found on the Chrome Web Store, this extension can provide you with “popular converter quick links,” give you access to shopping sites, and also present a “convenient web search powered by Yahoo.” Well, you need a critical eye and a closer look to understand that the seemingly useful extension is nothing but a PUP.
Once you install PDF To Pro, the New Tab page on your browser is modified to represent hp.hpdftopro.com. The interface of this page does not look that suspicious or strange. At the top, you have links that route to cloudconvert.com, allfilesconverter.com, freepdfconvert.com, and, for whatever reason, to apple.com/imovie/. These links appear to be real, and you should be able to convert files to various formats using the tools represented via them. However, that does not make PDF To Pro useful. You can bookmark these websites to access them directly via your browser, and the extension simply does not offer anything besides that. Of course, we believe that it was created to introduce Google Chrome users to Yahoo Search, just like My Horoscope Tab, Quick Radio Search, My Search Finder, and other PUPs created by Eightpoint Technologies. While we have nothing against Yahoo Search, we know that these PUPs can modify the results you see to include sponsored content. To make it even more personal, your browsing history and activity are recorded and shared with unknown parties. This makes the extension potentially unreliable.
So, PDF To Pro records your activity, shares information with unknown parties, redirects to modified Yahoo Search results, and does not offer a useful service in return for all of that. This is why we identify it as a potentially unwanted program and why we recommend removing it without any hesitation. Do you know how to delete PDF To Pro from Google Chrome? You have two main options. You can follow the guide below to get rid of the extension manually. This is a good enough option if you know for a fact that the PUP is the only threat and that you can take care of your system’s security yourself. If other threats exist, if you have issues with manual removal, or if you are not sure if you can protect your system against PUP and more dangerous threats in the future, we advise implementing trusted and legitimate anti-malware software instead.
PDF To Pro Removal