MyPersonalPDF removal instructions
What is MyPersonalPDF?
MyPersonalPDF is advertised as a PDF viewer and converter. According to the developers, it allows users to view PDF files quickly, free of charge. The software also allows conversion of files such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint (and some others) into PDF format. MyPersonalPDF is presented as legitimate and useful, however, it is classified as a potentially unwanted app (PUA) and advertising-supported software. Typically, people install these apps unintentionally. Furthermore, MyPersonalPDF serves users with intrusive advertisements and records user-system information.
MyPersonalPDF is promoted using its own website and the "bundling" method. Applications promoted using this method usually feed users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other advertisements. Generally, these are displayed through tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they conceal underlying content of visited websites. They are frustrating and, if clicked, usually open deceptive or dubious websites that might contain malicious content. Clicking unwanted ads can also trigger installation/download of other unwanted applications. Another downside of PUAs is the information tracking aspect. These apps gather data such as IP addresses, entered search queries, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, and so on. Some also collect personal data (sensitive information). Developers share the data obtained with third parties (possibly cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Do not trust applications that are promoted using the aforementioned "bundling" method. Having PUAs installed puts users at risk of privacy/browsing safety issues and even identity theft.
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate MyPersonalPDF ads our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many PUAs similar to MyPersonalPDF. Some other examples are KraKraGames, DOC To PDF, and Folder Share. Most of these apps are promoted as useful and legitimate, however, they are designed only to generate revenue for their developers in various ways. Furthermore, they provide none of the features, tools, or other functions promised.
How did MyPersonalPDF install on my computer?
A website is used to promote MyPersonalPDF, and from which this app can be downloaded, however, most people install this PUA inadvertently. Software developers often use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use this method to trick users into installing unwanted apps together with other software. Typically, this is achieved by hiding these applications in "Custom", "Advanced" (and other) settings of the installation (or download) set-ups. Therefore, information about their inclusion in install/download set-ups is not properly disclosed. Therefore, unwanted installations or downloads usually occur when people rush these processes without checking all available settings and leave them unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Handle all installations and downloads with care - do not skip installation/download steps without making sure that they do not include any additional applications. Check all "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings before completing any download or installation. Furthermore, avoid downloading software from untrustworthy/unofficial websites, torrent clients, eMule or other peer-to-peer networks and other similar channels. We recommend that you use official sources only. Do not click suspicious ads on untrustworthy/unofficial website. If you experience unwanted redirects to pornography, adult dating, gambling, or other similar websites, check for unwanted apps installed on your browser or computer. Check your browser for any suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins, and remove them immediately. Also apply this to unwanted apps installed on the computer. If the system is already infected with MyPersonalPDF, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Instant automatic removal of MyPersonalPDF ads:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of MyPersonalPDF ads. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is MyPersonalPDF?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MyPersonalPDF application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MyPersonalPDF adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MyPersonalPDF ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by MyPersonalPDF' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove MyPersonalPDF extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MyPersonalPDF adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "MyPersonalPDF", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes MyPersonalPDF ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MyPersonalPDF adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "MyPersonalPDF" (or "MyPersonalPDF ads") , select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mypersonalpdf ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "MyPersonalPDF" (or "MyPersonalPDF ads") select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mypersonalpdf ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "MyPersonalPDF" (or "MyPersonalPDF ads").
Computer users who have problems with mypersonalpdf ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove mypersonalpdf ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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