Turbo PDF Browser Redirect
Turbo PDF is the name of a browser issue that occurs to force people to use a hoax search engine. The program is categorized as a browser hijacker and potentially unwanted application (PUA). The reason why Turbo PDF is categorized as a browser hijacker is its capability of modifying browser settings without asking for permission. Affected by the unwanted program may be web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Safari.
In fact, Turbo PDF hijacker is not considered malicious but its presence on a PC lowers system security and leaves it more vulnerable to other severe malware attacks.
This guide presents you with instructions on how to remove the Turbo PDF hijacker from the affected browser as well as associated files from the system.
Turbo PDF Summary
|Type||Browser Redirect, Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Pretends to be a reliable search engine while replacing the browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine without asking for perission. Generates deceptive offers and misleading search results.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab page and search enigne in preferred web browser are set to display the hoax search engine Turbo PDF.
Browser is slowed down by an increased number of online ads.
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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More Information About Turbo PDF
Turbo PDF browser hijacker is a bogus program set to cause the so-called Yahoo Search virus. Yahoo is a legitimate search engine but when dubious programs like Turbo PDF misuse it, it can be compromised and set to generate misleading results related to corrupted websites.
When this hijacker runs on a system, it changes some main browser settings without any notifications. As a result a bogus search engine (info-search.page) starts to load every time you open the affected browser. All main browser preferences including those of the homepage, new tab page, and default search engine may be hijacked by the undesired app.
The potentially unwanted app is spread via techniques that deliver it on computer systems without informing users about the install process. PUPs are usually added to the installers of other free programs. Their install files may also be uploaded to corrupted websites which may be shared on different social media networks and spam email messages.
Beware of all results you see while using Turbo PDF hijacker services. Some of the websites it presents may be part of shady advertising schemes. Hence, your PC security may be endangered by visits to corrupted websites.
For the sake of your PC / Mac security, it’s best to consider the complete removal of Turbo PDF hijacker from the affected browser and system.
How to Remove Turbo PDF Browser Hijacker
To remove Turbo PDF hijacker along with any associated files, you should complete several removal steps. The guide below presents you with both manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen PC security, we recommend that you combine the steps.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Turbo PDF from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Turbo PDF on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Turbo PDF in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Turbo PDF from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Turbo PDF from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Turbo PDF from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Turbo PDF from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Turbo PDF Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Turbo PDF from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Turbo PDF
Step 2: Uninstall Turbo PDF and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Turbo PDF on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Turbo PDF there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Turbo PDF from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Turbo PDF and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Turbo PDF via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Turbo PDF files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Turbo PDF, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Turbo PDF from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Turbo PDF from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Turbo PDF from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Turbo PDF from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Turbo PDF will be removed.
Eliminate Turbo PDF from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Turbo PDF from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".