What is PDF Tycoon adware (Mac)?

Some Mac users admit, that their Safari web browser was changed the PDF Tycoon homepage without their knowledge. Some users are trying to remove PDF Tycoon, but unsuccessful: Safari settings related to the homepage are blocked. We think, that this behavior indicates, that we are dealing with adware virus. We can assume, that the next step of the virus will be related to the aggressive advertisement campaigns. As a rule, an infected browser after time becomes completely full of nasty advertising. Contextual advertising in search systems usually also increases, because of adware implementation. So, we recommend to remove PDF Tycoon from Mac before your Safari starts to slow down.

PDF Tycoon (Mac)

How PDF Tycoon gets on your Mac?

PDF Tycoon comes to Mac by other free apps and programs from the malicious sources. It is a good idea for avoiding of infiltration of such viruses to analyze the list of the installation packages. Advanced installation type gives additional information about all the hidden components and add-ons of every software. If PDF Tycoon adware has already penetrated your Maс, then use our recommendations below to get rid of it right now.

How to remove PDF Tycoon from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall PDF Tycoon remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have PDF Tycoon in their database. You can try to use them for removing PDF Tycoon.

Recommended Solution:

CleanMyMac Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to PDF Tycoon from Mac and Safari.


Download CleanMyMac

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds PDF Tycoon and can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall PDF Tycoon manually.

Step 1: Remove PDF Tycoon from Mac

PDF Tycoon may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall PDF Tycoon or PDF Tycoon Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove PDF Tycoon from your browser.

Step 2: Remove PDF Tycoon from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find PDF Tycoon.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PDF Tycoon.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose PDF Tycoon.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of PDF Tycoon:

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Written by Tim Kas

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