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Fast PDF Converter

Posted: February 24, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: February 24, 2017
Last Seen: April 6, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Fast PDF Converter is a potentially unwanted program compatible with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This software appears to be the product of multiple companies among which are Imali Media and Polarity Technologies Ltd. Both of these companies are known for being linked to various web browser extensions that claim to provide users with quick access to neat features that will enhance their web browsing experience and help them complete various computer tasks such as finding the weather forecast, converting files, discovering new content, etc. As the name of this program suggests, Fast PDF Converter is meant to give users a quick tool that they can use to convert all sorts of documents from one format to another. However, users should are interested in this extension should know that Fast PDF Converter is classified as a potentially unwanted program by multiple major names in the cyber security field, and the installation of this software may sometimes have unexpected and rather annoying consequences.

Users who opt to download and install Fast PDF Converter will see a prompt which asks for their permission to allow Fast PDF Converter to modify their new tab page to a custom website associated with Fast PDF Converter. The page in question is Search.searchfastpdf.com and it gives users the ability to search the web, as well as to access the weather forecast and, most importantly, to convert PDF, DOC, DOCX, and other popular file types linked to digital documents.

While the removal of Fast PDF Converter is not mandatory, most users probably won't be happy with the fact that this extension requires them to use a 3rd-party new tab page. The good news is that Search.searchfastpdf.com, the search engine that Fast PDF Converterpromotes, is not unreliable. In fact, its search feature leads users to a search results page provided by Yahoo, so using it on a daily basis won't have a negative impact on the quality of your web searches. Regardless of this, users who are not satisfied with Fast PDF Converter's services or the fact that it is a PUP, should take the necessary action to uninstall this software. The removal of Fast PDF Converter can be carried out by manually uninstalling it from Chrome or Firefox's settings, or by running a suitable computer security utility.