Toolbars&Hijackers

Articles about removing unwanted and malicious toolbar and hijackers and resetting your browser settings. Instructions for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera.

How to remove PDF Converter Hub (Windows and Mac)

PDF Converter Hub (a.k.a. PDF Converter Hub New Tab, Search.hpdfconverterhub.com) is potentially unwanted browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Malware originates from Cyprus and was developed by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. (some sources indicate SpringTech Ltd.) It modifies search and homepage settings in these browsers and controls them not allowing users to make changes. Hijacker sets search.hpdfconverterhub.com as default search engine, new tab and home page. However, search queries typed in the search box are redirected to search.yahoo.com, so there can be some kind of affiliation or partnership between large search provider and developer of the add-on. PDF Converter Hub also constantly offers users to subscribe to its notifications, which will lead to getting unwanted advertising as desktop notifications. Main page itself consists of toolbar, search box, informational links and shortcuts to popular shopping sites and social networks. PDF Converter Hub is promoted as convenient tool for converting various file formats to PDF and vice versa.

How to remove MacAppExtensions

MacAppExtensions (Adware.MAC.Linkury.C) is malware related to Search.tapufind.com hijacker, that we described in some of our earlier articles. It works in MacOS and targets Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The main symptom is, that your browsers search and homepage settings change to search.tapufind.com, and this setting cannot be modified until MacAppExtensions is removed. However, this virus not only hijacks the browser, but also gathers private information about its user (collects data related to browsing activity: geolocations, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses etc.).

How to remove Putlocker pop-ups

Putlocker is common name of file hosting websites and cloud storage, used for streaming of entertainment media. Due to piracy and security issues, Putlocker domains are blocked in most countries. However, there are over 50 mirrors of initial website, and they are using unethical marketing methods to deliver their content to users. Putlocker can be distributed by browser add-on, pop-ups and other types of unwanted advertising. Once shown to the user, Putlocker offers to subscribe to its notifications, and, if accepted, starts to display annoying notifications about movies, TV series directly on the desktop.

How to remove Dipladoks.org (Metagmae.org) on computer startup

Dipladoks.org is annoying advertising website, that opens in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge on Windows startup. It will then redirect browser to Metagmae.org, Newsgmae.pro or Gmaegames.pro websites, filled with obscene ads and banners with adult content, casino ads, pop-ups and self-playing videos. This is made by virus, classified as browser hijacker. It sets up Dipladoks.org to open in startup using standard Windows services and Command Prompt, and hijacks browser shortcuts. As a result, unwanted website will open on every Windows startup and every browser launch. We recommend you to remove Dipladoks.org, using special removal tool or fix it manually with our precise instructions.

How to remove Deceptive Website Warning from Safari (Mac)

If you receive Deceptive Website Warning pop-up, that looks like on the first picture below, in Safari, when visiting well-known, reputable websites, searching in Google, Yahoo or Bing, it means your browser or computer is infected. On this page you will learn how to deal with this problem. If you are sure, that you were able to visit websites, where you now see "Deceptive Website Warning" pop-up, earlier, or you get it on websites like Google.com, Facebook.com, Amazon.com and others, go on reading this article. Here we give detailed tutorial to remove virus, that causes scam messages in Safari in Mac, including "Deceptive Website Warning".