Remove PDFtsearch.net virus

PDFtsearch.net is a browser hijacker. PDFtsearch.net browser hijacker changes the homepage of Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge – Chromium Edge.

PDFtsearch.net is regularly offered on the internet as a convenient homepage. However, in reality, this is a browser hijacker that collects all kinds of data from your browser.

The data collected by PDFtsearch.net is used for advertising purposes. The data is sold to advertising networks. Because PDFtsearch.net collects data from your browser, PDFtsearch.net is also classified as (PUP) Potentially Unwanted Program.

PDFtsearch browser extension will install itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser. No browser developer yet notices this browser hijacker as unwanted.

If your home page has changed to PDFtsearch.net and the PDFtsearch browser extension has been installed, remove the PDFtsearch extension as soon as possible using this PDFtsearch removal instruction.

Remove PDFtsearch

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google chrome logoUninstall PDFtsearch extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “PDFtsearch” browser extension and click Remove.

mozilla firefox logoUninstall PDFtsearch extension from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “PDFtsearch” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the PDFtsearch extension.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove PDFtsearch from the Firefox browser.

internet explorer logoUninstall PDFtsearch add-on from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
  3. Open Manage Addons from the menu.
  4. Remove PDFtsearch from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find PDFtsearch Search and Remove PDFtsearch Search.

Do you still have PDFtsearch in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
  4. Select PDFtsearch and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow PDFtsearch uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove PDFtsearch.net with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing PDFtsearch.net with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

PDFtsearch.net adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove PDFtsearch.net with Malwarebytes.

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Remove PDFtsearch.net

  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the PDFtsearch.net detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed PDFtsearch.net from your computer and web browser.

sophos hitmanproRemove malware with Sophos HitmanPRO

In this second malware removal step, we will start a second scan to make sure there are no malware remnants left on your computer. HitmanPRO is a cloud scanner that scans every active file for malicious activity on your computer and sends it to the Sophos cloud for detection. In the Sophos cloud both Bitdefender antivirus and Kaspersky antivirus scan the file for malicious activities.

Download HitmanPRO

When you have downloaded HitmanPRO install the HitmanPro 32-bit or HitmanPRO x64. Downloads are saved to the Downloads folder on your computer.

Open HitmanPRO to start installation and scan.

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Accept the Sophos HitmanPRO license agreement to continue. Read the license agreement, check the box and click on Next.

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Click the Next button to continue Sophos HitmanPRO installation. Make sure to create a copy of HitmanPRO for regular scans.

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HitmanPRO begins with a scan, wait for the antivirus scan results.

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When the scan is done, click Next and activate the free HitmanPRO license. Click on Activate Free license.

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Enter your e-mail for a Sophos HitmanPRO free thirty days license. Click on Activate.

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The free HitmanPRO license is successfully activated.

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You’ll be presented with the malware removal results, click Next to continue.

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Malicious software was partially removed from your computer. Restart your computer to complete removal.

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