How to remove (uninstall) PDF Master

PDF Master utility can also be called adware. This stands for that PDF Master’s only aim is to generate tons of fake pop-ups on each website, disregarding customer's convenience or wants. Except that, it means that if you allow this program into your system, you will, before long, want to erase it. It requires a lot more efforts and time to remove adware than to prevent the infection, therefore in this article, we’re going to explain to you how you can keep the device clean for a long time. We'll also teach you the methods to get rid of the undesired software that have found the passage onto the PC.

What is PDF Master

PDF Master

PDF Master is an unwanted program, as we’ve recently said. As all other sorts of perilous tools, adware has behavioral algorithms and follows them all the time. They are not spontaneous, each PDF Master’s action leads to another, and when you understand where to look – you can detect adware on the spot. We will talk it over later, but in this one we'll find out how a user might see a perilous tool before allowing it into the system.

 

Questionable programs cannot be fair to potential customers and just declare what they are. It would have dropped the penetration odds drastically if PDF Master’s description sincerely reflected the things it might do to customer's PC and how much pains it takes to delete it. “This software was created to drown you in pop-up ads, emerging absolutely in any place on your monitor, blocking web pages' content and creating horrible user experience.” We suspect that this is not happening, so when you search for a program to download – inspect it carefully to escape adware infection. Undesired tools usually use disguises of several kinds of software, such as:

  • System cleaning programs. These ones are the trickiest. System boosters are, supposedly, made to do for you the actions you can perform by yourself, but literally don’t wanna spend your time on them. Deleting useless files, remains of improperly eliminated programs, cache, old shortcuts, etc. Naturally, Internet-criminals found out that lots of people don't ever perform those operations, and thus can't understand whether the system optimizer is actually good or not. It provoked an abundance of third-grade programs, which show vigorous actions and sham results, while their only function is to distribute advertising materials.
  • Browser apps. Their declared functionality ranges from speeding up your browser to adjusting access to the most tasty deals of all sorts. You can be sure, that each quality browser includes all tools it requires for anyone to use it effectually. Indeed, there are many effective browser tools, yet they are popular, and a user can freely test if any of them is what you need.
  • Tools that assist to “unlock” websites, meaning that you become able to use some site from a territory where it's forbidden. Suchlike services are also known as VPN, and they are extremely serviceable, so the best of them are known by millions of people. If you need a quality VPN – install a well-known one.

How PDF Master works

PDF Master

As we’ve already noticed, any undesired software uses its own behavioral pattern, and closely abides it from top to bottom. The first thing you shouldn't forget is that perilous tools aren't penetrating the OS one at a time. They generally do it in bundles. A bundle means an installer, including 3-4 tools, and just one of them is useful. Such installers could be downloaded from any file-sharing site along the Internet. That’s the reason for adware researchers to keep telling everyone that it's safer to install tools only from well-known websites: you're not going to get any adware, purchasing a program from a reputable website that is concerned about its customers.

If a package is placed somewhere for free download, and a user downloads it, the penetration stage comes. The bundle cannot be reviewed before you initiate the installation process, and if you do – it wants you to select an "easy" method. It means to install every single tool from the file. Lots of users ignore a dialogue window, and automatically invite PDF Master and several other unwanted software onto the laptop. To beat adware on this stage, you better read everything that emerges in the windows during installation of any software.

The last step is to prepare a user’s PC for adware's purposes. PDF Master changes browser controls, modifies the starting page address, and enters additional values to the system registry to prevent you from eliminating PDF Master if you attempt to. This process propels into an abundance of advertising banners everywhere and, after time, the weakened browser cannot deal with other infections, and the machine will be fully overwhelmed with advertising software. If this perspective isn't suitable for you – you’d better delete PDF Master ASAP.

How to remove PDF Master

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove PDF Master manually

Step 1. Uninstall PDF Master from the operation system

Step 2. Remove PDF Master from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

We need you to fully understand that even as PDF Master itself looks not really perilous, it inflicts injury little by little, and the more you neglect it, the more difficult it will be to delete it. We have two absolutely efficient and trusty manners to uninstall PDF Master from customer's PC: by-hand and automatic. The manual technique is particularly suitable for users who have some Internet-literacy, and whose workstations aren’t fully infested by adware. The software method on the opposite, is less demanding and will cope with any type of infection and needs no experience but, as you might have guessed, requires downloading a decent antivirus. To delete PDF Master, we recommend you to install Spyhunter, a modern tool, which is being developed for ten years already. Spyhunter has lots of happy users all over the world, so if you're interested in becoming a part of this family – push the button under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall PDF Master from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select PDF Master and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\PDF Master
  • C:\ProgramData\PDF Master
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\PDF Master

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "PDF Master" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select PDF Master and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete PDF Master from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select PDF Master and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove PDF Master from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove PDF Master

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove PDF Master

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove PDF Master

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose PDF Master and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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