How to Remove browser hijacker is a browser hijacker. The browser hijacker’s main targets are Google Chrome and Firefox.

After hijacking the browser, the PDFMagicSearch browser extension replaces the web browser’s default search engine and web browser new tab. is regularly offered on the internet as a helpful homepage. However, in reality, this dangerous browser hijacker collects all kinds of computer and browsing data from your browser.

The browsing data collected by is used for advertising purposes.

The gathered data is sold to advertising networks for revenue purposes.

PDFMagicSearch browser extension will install itself in the Google Chrome, and Firefox browser. No browser safety program yet notices this browser hijacker as unwanted.

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

Remove PDFMagicSearch

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

firefox logoUninstall PDFMagicSearch extension from Firefox

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

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

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

malwarebytes logoRemove with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use. adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove with Malwarebytes.

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



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

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