What is PDFConverterHQ Toolbar?

PDFConverterHQ Toolbar is an annoying and useless browser toolbar. It changes browser homepage and default search engine that is similar to Google, Bing, and Yahoo. It may seem that it provides many features, such as access to quick edit pdf-files and convert it in many formats. In fact, PDFConverterHQ Toolbar is so annoying and can bring a lot of troubles. PDFConverterHQ Toolbar hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This hijacker collects personal information (browsing history, user’s network activity and other). Then PDFConverterHQ Toolbar sends this data to third parties for further analyses. If you find PDFConverterHQ Toolbar on your computer, you should remove it right away. Do not waste your time. Use our instructions below.

PDFConverterHQ Toolbar Hijacker

How PDFConverterHQ Toolbar gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs are not viruses, but it can cause serious harm to your computer. Malicious software, such as this comes to PC bundled with free downloads without user consent. However, in most cases, users could easily prevent infection in their computer. It is necessary to closely monitor the installation process, namely, remember a few simple rules. Always read the user’s agreement and select the “Advanced” installation type to know about everything that the installer offers. Disagree to install components that cause you suspicious. Also, you can use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If PDFConverterHQ Toolbar already penetrated on your computer, you can use our instructions indicated below.

How to remove PDFConverterHQ Toolbar from your computer?

To uninstall PDFConverterHQ Toolbar remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall PDFConverterHQ Toolbar manually.

Step 1: Remove PDFConverterHQ Toolbar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PDFConverterHQ Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PDFConverterHQ Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PDFConverterHQ Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate PDFConverterHQ Toolbar and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove PDFConverterHQ Toolbar from your browser.

Step 2: Remove PDFConverterHQ Toolbar from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PDFConverterHQ Toolbar.
  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 PDFConverterHQ Toolbar.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable PDFConverterHQ Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of PDFConverterHQ Toolbar:

Remove following regitry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{bba6af07-0e2d-46e5-a25f-87179a57aa50}
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{bba6af07-0e2d-46e5-a25f-87179a57aa50}
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PDFConverterHQ_fs
Key: HKCU\Software\PDFConverterHQ_fs
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\pdfconverterhq.dl.tb.ask.com
Key: HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\PDFConverterHQ_fs

Remove following files:


Remove following folders

%LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\iplaninjmgmgajaogojniphlojmebnod
%PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\iplaninjmgmgajaogojniphlojmebnod
%PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\PDFConverterHQ_fs
%PROFILE%\Application Data\PDFConverterHQ_fs

Written by Rami Douafi

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