MyPersonalPDF Adware

Also Known As: MyPersonalPDF ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

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 adware

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 Summary:
NameMyPersonalPDF ads
Threat TypeAdware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
SymptomsSeeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageDecreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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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.

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Quick menu:

MyPersonalPDF adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

MyPersonalPDF adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing MyPersonalPDF ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing MyPersonalPDF ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing MyPersonalPDF  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing MyPersonalPDF ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mypersonalpdf ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing MyPersonalPDF ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "MyPersonalPDF" (or "MyPersonalPDF ads").

Removing MyPersonalPDF ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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