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Your Free PDF Converter Now

Posted: January 12, 2018

Users who are looking into converting various documents from their Web browser directly might come across the Your Free PDF Converter Now. The Your Free PDF Converter Now utility claims to be an efficient and convenient PDF converter, which will help users change the formats of their files quickly. However, what the Your Free PDF Converter Now might forget to tell potential users is that its installation cannot be completed unless it is authorized to tamper with the Google Chrome's settings. While it is not uncommon for browser extensions to request such permissions, the situation with the Your Free PDF Converter Now is slightly different because it wants to replace the user's default new tab with an alternative page. Unsurprisingly, the website in question is affiliated with the Your Free PDF Converter Now and can be found at https://ext.searchencrypt.com.

Having this page appears in your Web browser regularly can get quite annoying quickly because it will always offer you to install the Search Encrypt extension, a browser utility whose purpose seems to be to protect the user's search queries. While this may sound like a cool security feature, the Search Encrypt's true purpose is to replace the Chrome's default search aggregator with an alternative one, which might not always provide accurate and reliable results.

We'd like to advise our readers to stay away from both the Search Encrypt and the Your Free PDF Converter Now since they don't offer any valuable features and, instead, might worsen the user's Web browsing experience. Both of these utilities are categorized as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) so that you should not be surprised if your security software recommends their removal. In case you've already installed any of these add-ons, then you should consider removing them as soon as possible.

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