EasyPDFCombine “Virus” Removal

I wrote this article to help you remove EasyPDFCombine. This EasyPDFCombine removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

EasyPDFCombine is a tool, used for working with .pdf documents. The main function of the program is to merge a few .pdf files into one. Another useful function of EasyPDFCombine is conversion. The application can transform .doc files into .pdf format and the other way around. EasyPDFCombine has additional features which perform entirely different tasks. The program incorporates a free dictionary, complete with a translator, a thesaurus and references from Wikipedia. You can use the application to conduct your own custom searches. The last feature from the service package is a file-sharing engine. EasyPDFCombine enables users to share files via email and URL. The tool appears to be an excellent utility. However, it has a poor security reputation. EasyPDFCombine has been categorized as adware.

What makes EasyPDFCombine a risky program?

Having the tool installed to their computer puts users at a security risk. EasyPDFCombine will try to attract your attention and make you click on pop-up ads. The advertisements the adware displays are directed at shopping deals. They show offers for a wide variety of consumer goods, including clothes, technological devices, furniture, decorations, gardening equipment, sports gear, accessories, toys and others. The windows appear in miscellaneous formats, including banners, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, interstitial, transitional, contextual, inline, floating, comparison and full-page ads. You may find interest in some of the suggested deals. If you do, our advice is to refrain from following the ads.

The developers of EasyPDFCombine do not guarantee the reliability of the linked platforms. This has been evidenced in the terms of service (TOS), published on the program’s official website. The entity behind EasyPDFCombine, a company from Yonkers, New York by the name of Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., has opted to disclaim liability for third party websites. The purpose of the adware is to raise revenue for its developers. This is done by getting people to follow advertisements. Every click adds a certain amount to the total commissions, paid for the promotional activity.

Remove EasyPDFCombine
The EasyPDFCombine Virus

The other way for EasyPDFCombine to monetize its activity is by gathering information on users and selling it. The furtive program is set to track your browsing sessions and extract input from your web browser. The adware can access the following types of data: browsing history, IP address, geographic location, area code, email account, telephone number, tracking cookies, keystrokes, physical address, date of birth, user names, passwords and other sensitive details. The owners of EasyPDFCombine can sell your private information without asking for your approval or notifying you.

How can EasyPDFCombine get installed to people’s computers?

You may have decided to acquire the adware. It is available as an extension from its official website, easypdfcombine.com. When clicking on the download button, the visitor is shown a summary of the end user license agreement (EULA). As stated, EasyPDFCombine can read and change your data on the websites you visit, as well as your browsing history. The shady tool also has the ability to manage your downloads, apps, extensions and themes. If you did not acquire EasyPDFCombine per your own decision, you were tricked into having it installed. This often happens through another program. The adware gets bundled with pirated programs, freeware and shareware tools. It will be offered with the host as a bonus. You have to find the option for it in the terms and conditions and uncheck it.

The other distribution method EasyPDFCombine makes use of is spam emails. The furtive tool hides behind an attached file. The sender can disclose the item as a letter, a receipt, a notice, a bill, a fine, an invoice or another type of document you would consider important. Opening the attachment is enough to prompt the download and install of the adware. Before opening files or following instructions from an email, you should proof its reliability. Check the email address of the sender and other contacts he has provided.

EasyPDFCombine Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove EasyPDFCombine from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove EasyPDFCombine from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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