Do you know what ViewMyPDF is?
ViewMyPDF is meant to help you view PDF files, as well as convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other types of files into PDF format. Since most tools that offer similar services ask users to subscribe or pay money, there is no doubt that this extension might attract some of them. Although the app might seem to be beneficial and reliable, our research team actually classifies it as adware (advertising-supported software), and it is our recommendation that you remove it. If you do not know it already, adware is built to showcase ads, and so if you install it, you are bound to see ads sooner or later. Why is that a bad thing and why should you remove ViewMyPDF because of it? You can learn about it by reading this post.
The official website of ViewMyPDF is viewmypdf.com (viewmypdf.com/games/converter). Firefox users can download adware from this site, but Chrome users are redirected to a Chrome web store page, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/viewmypdf/lgocdnbhfbknjkipgiomifdcjjclhnfb, if they click the “Continue” button. At the moment, these are the two browsers that the adware is compatible with. Third-party installers could be employed for the distribution of ViewMyPDF as well. Unfortunately, we cannot tell which applications, extensions, or malicious programs the adware could be bundled with. So, if you have downloaded the suspicious extensions with something else, scan your operating system immediately to check if you need to remove multiple threats.
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If you are interested in removing ViewMyPDF, you need to scan your operating system first. If there are any other threats that require removal, you do not want to put them aside, even if you are most interested in getting rid of adware. You want to clean your entire operating system, and you can do that using anti-malware software. It will find and delete ViewMyPDF along with everything else that requires it. If you are not interested in using software, or you discover that adware is the only thing you need to worry about, follow the instructions below, and your browsers will be cleaned in no time.
- Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
- In the Chrome menu on the right click More tools.
- Click Extensions and find the undesirable one.
- Click Remove and then restart the browser.
- Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
- In the Tools menu at the top click Add-ons.
- In the menu on the left click Extensions.
- Remove the undesirable add-on and then restart the browser.
Once you delete the undesirable extension, it might be a good idea to clear your browsing data too. If you do this, you will not need to worry about cookies capable of recording information and tracking activity, and the cache will be cleared too. All you have to do is open the browser, tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete and erase the data according to your own preferences.
In non-techie terms:
ViewMyPDF is an advertising-supported program that is meant to help you convert files into PDF format, and while it might be able to assist you, it appears that it was built to help third-party advertisers to show their own ads and promote their own services. Since there is very little information about these parties, it is crucial to point out that the ads shown by the program are pretty much unpredictable. Due to this, we strongly advise that you delete ViewMyPDF immediately. That can be done manually using the guides above, but our malware experts recommend installing anti-malware software, especially if other threats exist. Note that anti-malware software can clean your operating system and browsers and, at the same time, protect you against threats that could attack later on.