PdfForge Toolbar

PdfForge Toolbar Description


PdfForge Toolbar Screenshot 1The PdfForge Toolbar is an adware program often distributed with PDF Creator, a utility for converting other file formats to PDF documents. Although installing the PdfForge Toolbar can be declined, the process for doing so is unnecessarily difficult, as is the process of actually removing the PdfForge Toolbar from your computer once the PdfForge Toolbar is been installed. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have confirmed the PdfForge Toolbar’s functions as being focused around the injection of additional advertising content that has no benefit to your PC or to the Pdf-related functions of the PDF Creator. Therefore, removing the PdfForge Toolbar from your browser as soon as possible is the most sensible recourse, although it may require the use of a decent anti-malware program.

How Your Browser Gets Caught Between an Advertisement and an Anvil with the PdfForge Toolbar


The PdfForge Toolbar most typically is installed by PC users attempting to use the PDF Creator for the first time. The installation process for the latter program includes an option to refuse to install the PdfForge Toolbar – however, this option must be chosen in twice separate steps of the install process, which makes it very easy to install the PdfForge Toolbar by accident. Aside from this questionable installation choice, the PdfForge Toolbar also has been shown to make its deletion unnecessarily difficult.
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In the case of Firefox, for example, the PdfForge Toolbar has removed any normal add-on uninstallation options. However, most Windows browsers are modified by the PdfForge Toolbar, rather than a specific one.

After clambering onto your browser by hook or by crook, the PdfForge Toolbar injects advertising content into various Web pages loaded through an affected browser. This extra advertising content is labeled separately from a site’s normal content but can’t be disabled through any normal advertising-management settings or add-ons.

These traits together force SpywareRemove.com malware experts to consider the PdfForge Toolbar as adware, and removing the PdfForge Toolbar is recommended – particularly since the PdfForge Toolbar is not a mandatory component of the PDF Creator program.

Pulling Your Browser Out of the PdfForge Toolbar’s Advertising-Fueled Flames


While the PdfForge Toolbar’s advertising content is reasonably non-malicious, you still should exercise all due care whenever you’re interacting with potentially fraudulent advertisement content from any unwanted adware program. To counteract the PdfForge Toolbar’s intentional removal of most normal uninstallation options, you can use anti-malware software to scan your computer and delete all components of the PdfForge Toolbar for all browsers simultaneously.

Other PC threats related to the PdfForge Toolbar that you also may encounter include the Widgi Toolbar, the Dealio Toolbar and Mybrowserbar.com. In all cases, SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider all due caution about your program-downloading sources to be the easiest way to avoid infections by these related low-level PC threats, which usually may be installed along with other programs that you downloaded intentionally.

Aliases


SearchSettings [Sophos]Widgi Toolbar [Sophos]



PdfForge Toolbar Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with PdfForge Toolbar? To safely & quickly detect PdfForge Toolbar we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Installer\Features\A3DFC783A65B1484BABCC97F301B3748Installer\Products\A3DFC783A65B1484BABCC97F301B3748Installer\UpgradeCodes\504D229B31D6B2A4EA98800A03AD4420Software\AppDataLow\Software\pdfforgeSOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\A3DFC783A65B1484BABCC97F301B3748SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A3DFC783A65B1484BABCC97F301B3748SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\504D229B31D6B2A4EA98800A03AD4420SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}Software\pdfforgeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\pdfforgeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{387CFD3A-B56A-4841-ABCB-9CF703B17384}
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {B922D405-6D13-4A2B-AE89-08A030DA4402}{E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D}
Posted: September 9, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 1/10
Detection Count: 40,094

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