Remove PDFSearchz browser hijacker

By | October 10, 2020

PDFSearchz is a browser hijacker. PDFSearchz redirects the browser’s default homepage, search engine, and new tab. PDFSearchz redirects the browser.

PDFSearchz is regularly manifested on the internet as a helpful homepage. In fact, PDFSearchz is a browser hijacker that gathers all kinds of browsing data such as search queries and cookies out of your browser and alters the browser’s new tab page.

The statistics gathered by PDFSearchz are used for advertising employment. The statistics are sold to advertising networks. Because PDFSearchz collects data out of your browser, PDFSearchz is likewise categorized as a spyware program (browser hijacker).

When PDFSearchz is installed, you will notice the following:

  • The default search engine and new tab page in your browser are redirected to PDFSearchz.
  • You notice a new PDFSearchz toolbar in your browser.
  • PDFSearchz might show advertisements and track your search queries within your browser.

PDFSearchz browser extension will deploy itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser after successful infiltration. Note that no browser developer yet marks this browser hijacker as potentially dangerous.

If your browser’s default homepage, new tab, and search engine have changed to PDFSearchz and the PDFSearchz browser extension has been installed in your browser, remove the PDFSearchz extension as quickly as possible from your web browser settings. Also, make sure to remove adware from your computer!

Remove PDFSearchz

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google chrome logoUninstall PDFSearchz 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 “PDFSearchz” browser extension and click Remove.

PDFSearchz extension

Can’t remove the PDFSearchz extension because the extension is managed?

firefox logoUninstall PDFSearchz extension from Firefox

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

internet explorer logoUninstall PDFSearchz 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 PDFSearchz from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find PDFSearchz Search and Remove PDFSearchz Search.

Do you still have PDFSearchz 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 PDFSearchz and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow PDFSearchz uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove PDFSearchz with Malwarebytes

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

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

Download Malwarebytes OR More information about Malwarebytes

  • Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
  • Click Scan to start a malware-scan.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the PDFSearchz 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 PDFSearchz from your computer and browser.

Max
Author: Max

Hi, I am Max. I am a computer security researcher. Every day I blog about new adware threats as they are released. I am also active in various online communities to help people with their computer problems. Stay safe!

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