Remove “Convert That PDF” (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari)

By | Posted on March 17, 2018 |

Convert That PDF is a browser extension that claims to let user convert a number of files onto PDF format right at the homepage and new tab of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. Apart from that, Convert That PDF also incorporates other features on the browser like Free Translator and Free Dictionary, which promises to be functional in one-click.

Before using this tool, be aware that Convert That PDF is part of a large family of potentially unwanted program (PUP). Once this program is installed, it compromises the browser that will have an effect on your daily browsing habit. Convert That PDF configures the browser to further empower its aim of generating online profit using your computer and internet application. Unwanted web address will invade your homepage and default search settings. All searches made are diverted to own server to monitor your keywords and other data. Likewise, search outcome are filled with paid links that intends to produce revenue for authors of Convert That PDF.

Although Convert That PDF can convert files, it only utilizes services offered by other websites. In short, this extension do not possess own tools. After installation on your browser, what it can provide are links to website that can process the conversion. Therefore, what is the significance of having Convert That PDF while user can go directly to valid PDF converter websites?

Convert That PDF

Remove Convert That PDF to avoid further troubles on the browser. Below are simple guides to help you get rid of this threat. Do not forget to scan the system with valid virus and malware removal tools as suggested below.

Online Security Scanner Report for convertthatpdf.com :

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How to Remove “Convert That PDF”

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by computer users.

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Convert That PDF

The main cause of homepage hijacking and browser redirect could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list. Alternatively, press Windows key + R on keyboard and run appwiz.cpl command.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

Add-Remove Convert That PDF

3. Look for and remove Convert That PDF entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Convert That PDF. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Convert That PDF from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Convert That PDF on the affected browser.

Step 4: Remove Convert That PDF Extension and Add-on

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Convert That PDF. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Remove Convert That PDF from Google Chrome

Option 1 – Delete Malicious Extension from Chrome Browser

One way to remove Convert That PDF from Google Chrome is simply to delete the Extension. Please follow these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type the following in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard: chrome://extensions

3. On Extensions window, please delete Convert That PDF by clicking on Trash icon.

Convert That PDF Chrome Extension

4. Google Chrome will prompt for the confirmation of Convert That PDF removal. Please click on Remove button to proceed.

Delete Convert That PDF from Chrome

5. You may now restart Chrome browser.

Option 2 – Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Convert That PDF. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type the this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down to bottom, then click Advanced

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Clean Up section.

5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset Settings button to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by Convert That PDF. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also run Chrome Cleanup function from this page. An integrated tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

Remove Convert That PDF from Firefox

Option 1 – Delete Add-on from Firefox Browser

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. On the address bar, type the following strings and press Enter on keyboard: about:addons

3. Under Add-ons Manager, look for Convert That PDF or Converter and click associated Remove button. See image below for reference.

Convert That PDF Firefox Extension

4. Firefox will confirm your actions by clicking Yes. Please make sure that you have selected to Remove the home page and restore my previous setting.

5. You may now restart Firefox browser.

Option 2 – Refresh Mozilla Firefox

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Convert That PDF. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up’. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Convert That PDF should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Remove Convert That PDF from Internet Explorer

Convert That PDF loads on Internet Explorer when you install the main program. Therefore, uninstalling it from Add/Remove Programs (Step 1) should also remove its extension from the browser. If in case Convert That PDF still exists, please restore Internet Explorer settings to its default value.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Convert That PDF and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

Remove Convert That PDF from Safari Browser

Option 1 – Delete Convert That PDF Extension

1. Open your Safari internet application.

2. Click on Safari Settings button located on upper-right corner of the browser. Select Preferences from the drop-down list.

Safari Menu Settings

3. On Safari Settings window, click the Extension tab.

4. Select Convert That PDF, or it may use alternative extension like in our case, Converter is installed. Click on Uninstall button.

5. If Safari prompts for confirmation to remove the extension, please click Uninstall.

Option 2 – Reset Safari Browser

We only recommend this function if manually removing Convert That PDF extension didn’t resolve the issue. Please select only items that are essential in stopping adware activities on the browser as shown in the image below.

1. Open your browser and click on Safari Settings on upper-right corner of the screen.

2. Choose Reset Safari… from the drop-down list.

3. Select items that you want to reset. You may include all if preferred. However, for the purpose of deleting only items relevant to presence of Convert That PDF adware, we excluded some entries. Click on Reset button after the selection process.

Reset Safari

4. Please restart Safari after applying the changes.

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