How to remove PDFSpark

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What is PDFSpark?

PDFSpark is presented as a useful browser extension that gives the ability to view and convert .pdf files within the browser. In reality, it’s yet another browser hijacker that aims to force you to visit specific sites and get revenue from their owners. Once installed, it makes changes to the browser configuration and sets a new homepage, new tab, and search engine. At first sight, it might seem an ordinary search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing but there are important differences here. This malware displays irrelevant search results, causes redirects to far-from-safe websites, and generates a bunch of annoying pop-up advertisements. Also, it tracks all user’s activity on the Web, all collected data is subsequently transferred to third parties. So don’t waste your time, remove PDFSpark from Mac immediately.

Delete http://PDFSpark/ virus from Mac


How to remove PDFSpark?

  1. Remove PDFSpark automatically
  2. Uninstall PDFSpark from the Appications
  3. Remove rogue software from Profiles
  4. Delete malcious elements using Terminal
  5. Remove PDFSpark From Browsers

Automatic removal of PDFSpark

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete PDFSpark completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as PDFSpark files and registry entries.


Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to PDFSpark. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate PDFSpark but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of PDFSpark manual removal

Remove PDFSpark from Applications

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of PDFSpark you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Try to find applications related to PDFSpark (for example: some applications that you never installed yourself). Select them, right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove PDFSpark from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

PDFSpark

Remove PDFSpark using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove PDFSpark from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove PDFSpark from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete PDFSpark or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove PDFSpark from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete PDFSpark or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove PDFSpark from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete PDFSpark or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting PDFSpark.
Download Combo Cleaner
We also recommend to download and use Combo Cleaner Antivirus to scan the system after PDFSpark removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover PDFSpark.

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