How to remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar (Windows and Mac)

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What is QuickPDFMerger Toolbar

QuickPDFMerger Toolbar or Quick PDF Merger New Tab is annoying browser hijacker, that infects Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer on Windows or MacOS. Extension was developed by IAC Applications a.k.a. MindSpark Interactive Network – notorious vendor of toolbars and adware platforms. QuickPDFMerger is add-on, that helps users perform various actions with PDF files, for example, combine several files into one, convert such files into other formats, create slideshows and share files on multiple platforms using different tools. Unfortunately, along with aforementioned features QuickPDFMerger Toolbar does certain modifications with browser settings. It replaces homepage to hp.myway.com and redirects user’s search queries to int.search.myway.com, that, presumably, is enhanced and powered by Google, however, provides search results stuffed with sponsored links and excessive advertising. QuickPDFMerger Toolbar is similar and related to other toolbars from Mindspark, like EasyPDFCombine Toolbar. Follow instructions below to remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar completely and restore browser search, homepage and newtab settings.

QuickPDFMerger Toolbar

How QuickPDFMerger Toolbar infected your PC

QuickPDFMerger Toolbar, as well as other MindSpark Toolbars, is advertised using special promotion pages. Usually, malware installs, when users search for PDF readers, converters, utilities to create PDF documents. If users download anything from untrusted sources or accept offers inside the installers QuickPDFMerger Toolbar will set up in all browsers. To prevent threats like this use proven solutions against hijackers and toolbars like SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Below, is example of such landing page.

quickpdfmerger promotion page

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoftware Group LLC. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of QuickPDFMerger Toolbar and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar completely we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of QuickPDFMerger Toolbar and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full QuickPDFMerger Toolbar removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of QuickPDFMerger Toolbar installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Note: QuickPDFMerger Toolbar can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Control Panel

To start removing QuickPDFMerger Toolbar you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “QuickPDFMerger Toolbar”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and MacOS.

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. QuickPDFMerger Toolbar might have an Uninstaller. If you see QuickPDFMerger Uninstaller or other suspicious program, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag QuickPDFMerger from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find QuickPDFMerger Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find QuickPDFMerger Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and click Uninstall.

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find QuickPDFMerger Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab, click Uninstall.

Remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate QuickPDFMerger Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate QuickPDFMerger Toolbar in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall QuickPDFMerger Toolbar

In some cases QuickPDFMerger Toolbar won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall QuickPDFMerger Toolbar. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing QuickPDFMerger Toolbar folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall QuickPDFMerger Toolbar in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove QuickPDFMerger Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall QuickPDFMerger Toolbar using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of QuickPDFMerger Toolbar. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag QuickPDFMerger or other suspicious program from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Safe Finder.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find QuickPDFMerger extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find QuickPDFMerger.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose QuickPDFMerger.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove QuickPDFMerger Toolbar from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable QuickPDFMerger Toolbar, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable QuickPDFMerger Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, QuickPDFMerger Toolbar does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find QuickPDFMerger extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

QuickPDFMerger Toolbar installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads, that promote QuickPDFMerger Toolbar

adguard pop-up blocker

Sometimes, ads, promoting QuickPDFMerger Toolbar, can appear on a clean computer when visiting malicious website, using advertising script. Promotion pages contain misleading description and big download buttons, to convince user to download malicious application. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing webites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to QuickPDFMerger Toolbar. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like QuickPDFMerger Toolbar may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter. It can protect your PC from threats like QuickPDFMerger Toolbar.

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