This article will help you remove ViewMyPDF.com effectively. Follow the removal instructions for the adware at the end.
ViewMyPDF.com is an online gaming platform. Flash games are its primary content. Every game hosted on the website runs on Adobe’s Flash Player but some run on HTML5 or do not load at all. The website could have injected malicious of potentially unwanted software on your computer system. ViewMyPDF.com is considered adware because of the advertisements it is pushing.
|Short Description||Advertisements generated from this platform can show up on other sites and redirect you.|
|Symptoms||You see advertisements in your browsers, like pop-ups or in-game ads. You can get redirected from games, ads and links on the website.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss ViewMyPDF.|
ViewMyPDF.com – Ways of Delivery
ViewMyPDF.com might distribute via a third-party installation setup. Applications tied to ViewMyPDF.com can intrude your computer device, without your knowledge of it. Bundled packages and freeware setups can distribute this adware to your personal computer. Installer setups such as those might be set by default to place additive components. To prevent installations of such unwanted software programs, you have to search for the Custom or Advanced options. From them, you should be able to deselect unneeded content.
You can see the Google Chrome Web Store as one of the sources which offer the ViewMyPDF.com adware for direct download (as an extension) as shown below:
ViewMyPDF.com could distribute itself by using similar website which are hosting its ads. Websites like these usually have nearly the same gaming content and can have redirecting links. Clicking on a redirect link or an ad can land the adware onto your computer. In addition, banners, pop-ups as well as more types of adverts could be put on the Internet to popularize the gaming platform. Those types of ads might redirect to the adware’s main domain. All browsers which could be affected are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
ViewMyPDF.com – Detailed Information
ViewMyPDF.com is the primary URL for this gaming website that bears the name of its related platform ViewMyPDF.com. The website looks pretty similar to other gaming sites of the same caliber, at least on first glance. Later, it becomes apparent what the site is about after you witness the advertising content. When the adverts start showing your computer machine or internet connection can potentially slow down. The website, along with its platform and every application associated with them, will generate heaps of advertisements.
ViewMyPDF.com generates advertisements such as pop-up boxes, banners but the interstitial ads and ones showing up after trying to launch a game often appear, too. Each game on this website for being able to run, uses the Adobe Flash Player, although a small portion of games use the HTML5 format. An issue that can occur is if a Flash Player game requires an older version of it to launch. In the worst case, there could be an active vulnerability waiting to be exploited, which can cause a bigger malware infection. Interstitial and in-game ads show when you try to launch a game.
You can see main page of the ViewMyPDF.com site right down here:
If your browser programs and your computer system have any application associated with the adware platform, you might witness lots of sponsored content, targeted advertisements, and redirect links which are placed all over the website.
Advertisements could have one of the following texts inside:
- Advert from ViewMyPDF.com
- Powered by ViewMyPDF.com
- Ad by ViewMyPDF.com
- Ads by ViewMyPDF.com
- Advertisement by ViewMyPDF.com
- Brought to you by ViewMyPDF.com
And this is how one of the advertisements looks like inside of a game hosted on the site:
The ViewMyPDF.com website might spread links which can redirect you to suspicious websites to generate traffic. That traffic can be turned into revenue with a pay-per-click scheme. A large number of the advertisements on the website could be tied with affiliates or partners of the game platform. The adverts, plus any sponsored content can collect information about you and your browsing habits. The advertisements of ViewMyPDF.com can be in the form of banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, in-game ads, plus in-text links, transitional, and interstitial ads.
The following information might be collected from you:
- Your IP address
- Cookie data
- Usage Data
- Device ID
- Operating System
- Browser type
- Network type
- Other information, that you provide on your own
Other types of information could also get collected. They can be obtained by and for third parties, especially advertisers and track signals and Web Beacons can be used in the obtainment process.
If you do not like how your privacy is invaded and have a program related to the ViewMyPDF.com service on your computer system that keeps spewing ads, then you should remove the adware and everything related to it.
Cookies and more tracking technologies, like Web beacons, for instance, are used by ViewMyPDF.com to gain additional data from you. If you do not approve the invasion of your privacy and have a program related to the website on your computer, then you should remove this adware and its files.
Remove ViewMyPDF.com Completely
To remove ViewMyPDF.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step instructions manual provided down here. If the manual removal does not get rid of the ads, platform and gaming website from reappearing, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove ViewMyPDF from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ViewMyPDF from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ViewMyPDF from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ViewMyPDF from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ViewMyPDF from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ViewMyPDF from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ViewMyPDF from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove ViewMyPDF from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ViewMyPDF
Step 2: Uninstall ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ViewMyPDF from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF 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 ViewMyPDF will be removed.
Eliminate ViewMyPDF 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.