ConvertPDFToWord is a browser extension for Google Chrome that offers a search engine and a tool that can convert PDF, Microsoft Word, and other types of files. The application might also change Google Chrome new tab page to provide the search engine. This change could annoy some users which is one of the reasons why the extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program. Usually, tools that belong to this category are not thought to be in malicious, but they may have unwanted properties. You can learn more information about this browser extension if you read the rest of our article. However, if you came here to learn how to delete ConvertPDFToWord, you could slide below the text and follow our provided deletion instructions. If you have any questions related to this extension or is removal after reading our article, we advise writing us a message in the comments’ section available at the end of this page.
One of the things we would like to explain in the beginning about ConvertPDFToWord is where it might come from. Researchers notice that it has a home page called converterpdftoword.co. Also, at the moment of writing, the potentially unwanted program can be found on Chrome Web Store, where it has no reviews and no rating yet. You might be surprised that a potentially unwanted program is available on a legit platform such as Chrome Web Store, but as said earlier, such tools are not considered to be harmful.
Therefore, users who want to avoid potentially unwanted programs must never let their guard down. Also, we recommend staying away from unreliable file-sharing websites or popups that advertise unknown freeware if you want to keep away from potentially unwanted programs like ConvertPDFToWord. As you see, some of them are spread through P2P file-sharing websites and advertisements. Additionally, you could keep a reliable antimalware tool. It could help you protect your system from malware as well as avoid unreliable applications.
Our researchers say that if ConvertPDFToWord gets installed it should not change user’s homepage or default search engine like similar potentially unwanted programs. Nonetheless, the extension might replace your new tab page with a website called searchquery.convertpdftoword.co. It is the application’s provided search engine that we mentioned earlier in the article. As we inserted a search keywors and pressed Enter to test how searchquery.convertpdftoword.co works we noticed that the website redirected us to the Yahoo search engine.
The search results were not modified by the potentially unwanted program as we did not see any third-party ads or other content injected into them. However, users who can go to search.yahoo.com themselves, might not like the idea that ConvertPDFToWord search engine might not be the one gathering and showing them search results. Of course, providing a search engine is not the only thing that the extension can do as it also offers a file converter. It can convert PDF, HTML, Microsoft Word, and other types of files. It is said that users do not need any registration to convert files, only to install the extension.
If you like the file converter, but do not like having ConvertPDFToWord on your browser, we advise looking for online file converters that do not need to be installed. There are a couple of ways to get rid of the potentially unwanted program. If you want to try to erase it yourself, you could access your browser’s extensions menu, locate the unwanted extension there, and click the Remove button available next to it. If you need more concise instructions, you could use the deletion guide placed at the end of this paragraph. The other way to eliminate ConvertPDFToWord is to scan your computer with a legitimate antimalware tool. Once the scan is complete, the chosen tool should let you erase all identified items by pressing its displayed removal button.
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