Do you want to remove PDFCreate?
Actually PDFCreate is a PDF Editor/creator that appears to be legit and a decent application. It claims to be quite helpful and trendy for macOS. However it is known to creep secretly on Mac without any approval and knowledge of the users. Although it might be downloaded from its official website as a source, there are other channels from where it is installed. PDFCreate can get installed as an app along with fake downloads, clicking on ads, along with bundled software and even along with pirated software. Although it is not actually a virus, it’s potentially undesired. It promotes ads and possesses the ability of marketing tactics if it gets a chance to get installed on Mac.
|Claimed functionality||PDF Editor/Creator|
|Symptoms||Mac system fails to function properly, browser gets modified, displays ads in form of banner, pop-ups, in line texts, coupons etc.|
|Distribution||It is downloaded from its official website as source, comes bundled along with other software, fake installers & updates|
|Similar behavior||BestSearchPDF, My PDF Search Zone|
|Removal||PDFCreate Removal Guide|
Impacts of PDFCreate
The moment PDFCreate gets installed, it starts running an advertising campaign. It gains monetary gains and leads for its creators. In many of the cases, Mac users do not remember when the last time the PDFCreate application was installed by them. So it is clear from the user’s experience that they never willingly opt to install potentially unwanted programs. This makes nature a bit questionable. It displays plenty of advertisements that diminishes the browsing experience of the Mac users to a great extent. It may take various avenues and platforms to display such intrusive ads in form of banners, pop-ups, coupons, surveys, in-text links. If they are clicked users will get redirected to other websites. It mostly hampers the Apple Safari, Chrome and Mozilla web browsers. Many of the users simply get misguided as it appears to be legit as PDF Creator and converter. But one must always be very careful before downloading and installing any such program on their system.
How to Remove PDFCreate?
The main problem which the Mac users have to encounter is that they are unable to remove PDFCreate from their system. This is why we have created our removal guide in such a way that users won’t face any issue regarding removal of this application. If Mac users have installed PDFCreate and are now facing any major changes in the browser settings, they must remove it. For its safe removal, they must scan their macOS with Mac Scanner. This is vital for the safety and security of their macOS as it is vital to uninstall all the components of this app.
Firstly Open the “Menu” bar and then you need to click the “Finder” icon. Now Select “Go” and click on “Go to Folder”
Step 1: You need to Search the suspicious malware related files in /Library/LaunchAgents folder
Within the “Go to Folder” option type /Library/LaunchAgents
In the “Launch Agent” folder, you need to look for all the PDFCreate files which were recently downloaded and then move them to “Trash”.
Step 2: Search and remove the files generated by the PDFCreate in “/Library/Application” Support folder
Within “Go to Folder bar”, you need to type “/Library/Application Support”
Search all suspicious and newly created folders in “Application Support” folder. If you detect any one of these like PDFCreate then move them to “Trash” folder.
Step 3: Look for any of the files that are malware generated in /Library/LaunchAgent Folder
Go to Folder bar and type /Library/LaunchAgents
Step4: Now Go to /Library/LaunchDaemons Folder and look for PDFCreate Related Files
Step 5: Use Spyhunter Anti-Malware To Scan your Mac PC
The malware can be removed from the Mac PC provided you carry out all the steps mentioned above exactly in same way. However, it is always advised to ensure that your PC is not infected. It is suggested to scan the work-station with SpyHunter for Mac Scanner.
- SpyHunter for Mac Scanner is a robust scanner which is designed in such a way that it can be used by both Novice as well as advanced Mac users.
- Custom Scan – Users can easily select and run custom scan for individual files, privacy issues, memories apart from running complete scan as well.
- Startup Manager – It is configured and designed in such a manner that users can initiate the scan process to remove PDFCreate and troubleshoot startup issues.
- SpyHunter Spyware HelpDesk – Users can click on the Submit a Support Ticket button and fill up their detailed information. A support agent will then contact within 48 hours of ticket submission.
App Uninstaller: Users can uninstall Mac apps and its related files to make some space free on hard drive.
How TO Remove PDFCreate from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete suspicious and Malicious Extension from Safari
In order to accomplish this task, Open Safari browser and then go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Now Click on the “Extension” and check all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall” on the selected extension.
Users need to Open the “Safari” and go to menu. Under the drop-down menu, select “Clear History and Website Data”.
within new opened window, you need to select “All History” option and then press on “Clear History” to Delete it.
How to Remove PDFCreate from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from Internet Explorer
You need to Click on the gear icon which is at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Now Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search and check for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and then click on “Remove” option.
How to Remove suspicious and unwanted Extension from Google Chrome
Under menu option of Google Chrome, press on three vertical dots and then select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. Users need to search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If PDFCreate still persists or in case if users experience any issue in removing it, then opt to reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dot points which is at the top right corner and then choose “Settings”. you need to Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
You can notice the “Reset” option is there at the bottom. Now click on it.
Within then next opened window, one needs to confirm to reset the Google Chrome settings by clicking on the “Reset” button.
Remove PDFCreate plugins (including all other suspicious plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
First of all Open the Firefox browser, under menu you need to select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Now Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you experience problems in PDFCreate removal then reset the settings option in Mozilla Firefox. For this users need to Open the browser (FF) and now click on the “menu” and then click on “Help“.
Now Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
Now confirm and reset the Mozilla Firefox to its default settings by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.