Do you know what GlobalPDFConverterSearch is?
Do not be mistaken by the name of GlobalPDFConverterSearch. Although it might sound like a tool that either presents a PDF converter or helps you find one, it does neither. It works just like the suspicious ClickMovieSearch, GlobalSearchConverter, IStreamingSearch, LiveSportSearch, and tons of other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that appear to have been created just to introduce Google Chrome users to an unreliable search tool. Have you interacted with it already? If you have, you might know exactly why you should delete GlobalPDFConverterSearch, but this PUP is definitely clandestine, and some users might be confused as to why we recommend its removal. If you need more information about this, you should keep reading.
Although it looks that GlobalPDFConverterSearch and portal.globalpdfconvertersearch.com were created by the same people, the extension and the website does not seem to be interlinked. They exist separately. While you might access a PDF converter using the website, it is not introduced via the extension. In fact, it was only created to introduce feed.globalpdfconvertersearch.com, which is automatically set as the default search provider during the installation. This is the main reason we are talking about the PUP and its removal. The search tool might seem harmless because it redirects to search.yahoo.com, and if you are familiar with Yahoo Search, you might assume that the shown results can be trusted. Well, that is not the case. The extension modifies the results you are shown, and that is done to promote the links of unknown third parties.
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Have you thought about removing GlobalPDFConverterSearch manually? If you are worried that you cannot handle this potentially unwanted program manually, let us tell you that that is not a task you need to fear. All you have to do is access the unwanted extension and click the ‘Remove’ button placed next to it. If you have no idea how to access the PUP, follow the instructions below. They also show how to delete data-tracking cookies and clear other PUP-related browsing data. Of course, we also recommend that you scan your system afterward, because you do not want to miss any hidden threats. If such threats are discovered, either delete them yourself, or, better yet, implement anti-malware software that will delete them automatically.
Delete GlobalPDFConverterSearch from Google Chrome
- Launch the browser and tap keys ALT+F together.
- In the Chrome menu at the top, click More tools and go to Extensions.
- Click the Remove button placed next to the PUP.
- Open the More tools menu again and click Clear browsing data.
- Click the Advanced tab and then choose the preferred time range.
- Select the boxes you want and then click the Clear data button.
In non-techie terms:
Do you want to convert files for free? If that is what you are trying to achieve, we strongly recommend that you ignore GlobalPDFConverterSearch. This extension was not created to convert files, and it cannot assist you in any other meaningful way. What it was created for is to introduce you to a completely unreliable search tool that redirects search queries to Yahoo Search and shows modified results to promote third-party links. The involved advertising parties are anonymous, and so trusting them is inherently risky. If that was not enough, the PUP and the associated parties are known for tracking user-related data. If you take all of this into account, we are sure that you will decide to remove GlobalPDFConverterSearch. Doing that manually is easy enough, but because other threats might exist, and because you might need better protection for your operating system, we advise that you implement legitimate anti-malware software instead.