PDF Convert Tab Redirect Removal — How To Restore Your Browser

The article will help you to remove PDF Convert Tab fully. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of the article.

The PDF Convert Tab redirect is a recently discovered browser plugin that can be used for hijacker purposes. Interaction with it can hijack personal data belonging to the victims. Our in-depth article explores some of the dangers associated with its presence on infected hosts.

Threat Summary

NamePDF Convert Tab
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe hijacker redirect can alter the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you have installed.
SymptomsThe homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to PDF Convert Tab. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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PDF Convert Tab – Distribution Methods

PDF Convert Tab is a standard browser hijacker and web site redirect that is being distributed using the commonly available methods. Like other similar threats it uses several different mechanisms at once to increase the number of infected clients.

At the moment the most noteworthy distribution tactic is its installation from the browser plugin repositories.It is made compatible with the most popular applications and the relevant pages use elaborate descriptions together with fake developer credentials and user reviews.

The hackers behind the PDF Convert Tab redirect can create email SPAM messages that are sent in bulk to the respective users. The messages are composed using social engineering techniques that blackmail, persuade or coerce the users into interacting with the malicious elements. They also serve as one of the primary sources of infected payloads. (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/pdf-convert-tab-redirect-removal-restore-browser/