How to remove (uninstall) ProDocToPdf

Do you have difficulties with aggravating ads? Did you have enough of the system being laggy and unsafe? Is ProDocToPdf adware the source of all these difficulties? If the answer is positive to all those questions – we can make your difficulties disappear. In this guide, we've gathered tested instructions on ProDocToPdf’s elimination from your computer itself as well as from the very modern browsers.

ProDocToPdf

Pop-ups on the Internet did go crazy recent time, and customers are starting to tolerate it. Pop-ups are all around – starting from reliable services and ending with deserted portals. Once upon a time, you saw a dozen promotional banners per day, but currently you see a dozen per each website. Businessmen have finally understood that the Web is the rich place to attract some fresh users, and so did swindlers. They've made adware to get into your workstation and make it display to you dangerous, fraud ads. One of those tools just took over your computer, and it is known as ProDocToPdf. Unreliable promotions aren’t there to help you find things – they’re just for you to click on them. If you click on such a ad, you will be on a suspicious webpage, where you won't get anything real. Usually, there is nothing at all, just an offer to install a useless gratis utility, which will drive your device insane and show a bunch of ads to you. If you've had enough of it – on this site you’ll see everything you need to uninstall it.

What is ProDocToPdf

 

ProDocToPdf is a utility, developed for a sole purpose: to show you pop-ups. It’s not even a full-fledged utility, as it’s just a primitive script, capable of switching your browser settings and letting customers apply it in scammers favor. Here is a detailed description of the basic infection process:

  • The basic adware’s goal is fulfilled after it changes the settings of your browser, and after that, it just needs to develop protection measures. It inserts new entries into the registry and creates scheduled tasks to prevent you from changing browser settings.
  • During the installing process of ProDocToPdf, you have to decide between recommended installation and the method for expert customers. The first method is pre-selected, and sometimes you cannot mark the second one, since it’s not available. By marking the offered way customer agrees to get every single undesired program from the bundle, and the "hard" way lets you decide what precisely you want to install.
  • If you have checked the "experienced" option and rejected ProDocToPdf – you wouldn’t be on this site. Subsequent to that, we assume that you haven't noticed that window. In your case, advertising program got installed and started working.
  • The advertising utility gets uploaded to a torrent-tracker, along with other dangerous tools. It just waits for a gullible person to install it – a person that isn't bothering to read anything and skips everything every time he (or she) can. Naturally, the installation folder is not called ProDocToPdf adware – there is another tool in a bundle. It's the popular one, but installing it, they receive a lot of trash too.
  • The most crucial thing that advertising tool does after it sneaks into the OS is taking control over the browser. It places the swindlers' fake site on your default search's place, and same thing happens with your homepage. Then you won't get true search results – you’ll see what Internet criminals allow you to see and to click.

That’s what ProDocToPdf infects the machine. Following the last stage, the advertising tool is entirely needless, as all serious work, meaning the showing of advertisement, is carried out by fake search engine. It is somehow familiar to the well-known search system, but the results that you get there are very suspicious. Swindlers use a gratis function, known as Google CSE to develop their fake search, and its fundamental feature is to limit the search field to a couple webpages. Swindlers apply this service to show the fake search results and make you think that they’re true.

How to protect the system

The safety of user's OS is such a goal that cannot be achieved with the help of one miraculous measure. Without a doubt, the antivirus will help a lot, yet you still have to do, or even not to do many things. We’ll specify these things under this paragraph.

  • Renovate your utilities in time, particularly, the operating system and your antiviral tool. The vulnerabilities that malware uses to penetrate the machine are being fixed, so the latter patch you use - the safer you are.
  • Don’t click on unwanted banners, and do not go to suspicious webpages. we mean sites that distribute pirated programs and movies, adult content, etc.
  • Don’t turn your antivirus off in any case. Particularly if an unknown site wants you to disable it.
  • You better don't download free programs, and if you need to install it anyway – download it from an official website.

The list above might assist you to stay away from ProDocToPdf and most of the other viruses. Still, some malware may sneak into your system through other vulnerabilities, and you'd better install a good antiviral tool to fight them.

Methods to remove ProDocToPdf

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove ProDocToPdf manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove ProDocToPdf 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

 

As with the removal of any other adware, you have a choice between two proven variants. It can be manual elimination, where you will have to do all actions by your own efforts, or a software way that will save your time. All of them are totally secure and tried, but you have to learn more about them before choosing anything. In the first place, if you're going to eliminate ProDocToPdf by hand – you won’t have to install any tools. You have to understand that if you have some more malicious programs to remove except this one – it might be not so easy. The software method consists of the download of a trustworthy antiviral utility, known as Spyhunter. We offer you to install it as it’s not just effective, reliable, lightweight and prompt but has lots of other advantages. Its viral signature database is updated each day so that even the latest malware couldn't sneak into the workstation without being defused. The best news is that it comes at a fair price! You don’t need to choose right now, and if you have any doubts about its capabilities – just install a gratis limited version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "ProDocToPdf" 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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove ProDocToPdf from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove ProDocToPdf

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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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