About Direct-PDF

Detected by anti-virus software like Avast, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, AVG, Symantec as Direct-PDF, it is an adware program that will display on your screen. This isn’t a too serious infection, compared to malicious software. While we don’t believe it to be damaging, it will be very irritating. Questionable pop-ups, an increase in advertisements, and redirects to questionable websites are the most recognizable signs of adware. Adware shown ads can be harmful, even if adware itself is not thought to be damaging. The advertisements you are displayed aren’t regulated meaning all types of content, such as tech-support scams, malicious software and fake giveaways may be shown to you. Direct-PDF

Software bundling is the usual way adware infects devices. Adware, in addition to other infections, is often added to popular freeware as an extra offer. These added offers while not obligatory, are generally installed by unaware users by accident. We strongly recommend you read the proceeding paragraph of the report to find out how you can prevent the unnecessary offers from installing.

Adware is distributed through software bundling

Infections like adware are distributed using software bundling because no one would install them otherwise. Using this method, users install adware unknowingly, as it comes together with popular free software, attached as an extra offer. While the offers are not compulsory, they are preselected by default and concealed, which is why this method of distribution is fairly controversial. Commonly, users miss those offers, which is essentially giving them the authorization to install.

It is important to pay attention to the process when installing free software. The most important part is opting for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default when given the choice. You’ll have the option of unchecking everything once the offers have all been made visible in Advanced settings.

What does adware do

Adware might not seem like the most severe infection compared to malware, but don’t underestimate it. The infection can attach itself to all popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and show dubious advertisements. While adware is installed, avoid pressing on any ads as they might not be secure. Certain advertisements that you have to be particularly careful with. Such advertisements attempt to deceive you by declaring you need to install an update, that your device is contaminated with something and you have to call tech-support, or you have been chosen to take part in a giveaway. Tech-support scams intend to get your money, installing bogus updates can commonly lead to malware infections, and false giveaways want to steal your personal data.

Direct-PDF is the detection name for this infection used by anti-virus programs such as Avast, Kaspersky, Symantec, Malwarebytes, and AVG. If you have anti-virus installed on your PC, it is best to use it to remove Direct-PDF.

How to erase Direct-PDF

If you have little experience with computers, using anti-virus software to remove Direct-PDF may be best. We ought to say that adware could restore itself if you manually remove Direct-PDF but leave leftover files.


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Step 1. Uninstall Direct-PDF and related programs.

Remove Direct-PDF from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Direct-PDF from Windows 8

Uninstall Direct-PDF from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Direct-PDF from Windows 7

Delete Direct-PDF from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Direct-PDF from Windows XP

Remove Direct-PDF from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Direct-PDF or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Direct-PDF removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Direct-PDF from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Direct-PDF IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Direct-PDF IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Direct-PDF IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Direct-PDF IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Direct-PDF IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Direct-PDF IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Direct-PDF IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Direct-PDF IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Direct-PDF from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Direct-PDF Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Direct-PDF Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Direct-PDF Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Direct-PDF Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Direct-PDF Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Direct-PDF Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Direct-PDF Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Direct-PDF Chrome extensions disable
    Direct-PDF Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Direct-PDF Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Direct-PDF Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Direct-PDF Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Direct-PDF from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Direct-PDF Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Direct-PDF Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Direct-PDF Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Direct-PDF Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Direct-PDF Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Direct-PDF Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Direct-PDF Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Direct-PDF Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Direct-PDF from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Direct-PDF Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Direct-PDF Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Direct-PDF and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Direct-PDF Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Direct-PDF Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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