What is is a tool for converting Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JPEG, and a bunch of other different files to PDF. Specifically speaking, it works as a file converter. Evidently, it is closely associated with the website because this tool contains links leading to this website. Many users find this file converter quite handy, so they do not even suspect that it is not be the most trustworthy piece of software. Researchers have found that the extension is not as beneficial as it might seem to be at first glance. Several disturbing findings have been made by specialists at who tested this program, so they have no doubts that it should be categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). You could find more specific details about this piece of software in the paragraphs that follow. This information should help you to decide whether should stay or not.testtesttest

What does do? should enable users to compress PDF files and convert Excel, Word, JPG, and other files from and to PDF. On top of that, users are allowed to split, merge, and rotate PDF files. In other words, the extension is all about PDF files. Users are aware of the fact that this application is a file converter, but what they usually do not know is that it will change the settings of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers the second it is installed on the computer. Researchers have found that will be set as homepage on all browsers. On top of that, New Tab pages with this website will be launched when users click to open the New Tab. Finally, the default search tool will be changed on Internet Explorer. The website set as homepage looks completely trustworthy and acts in a useful way, i.e. it displays Yahoo! search results, but, unfortunately, it cannot be fully trusted too because it is clearly stated in its EULA (End User License Agreement) that users allow it to record both non-personally identifiable and personal information by installing and using the extension. The non-personally identifiable information consists of such details as IP address, OS, and browser info, whereas the personal information consists of any personal details provided by users via email. Since is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), we do not promise that it will not share those collected details with disreputable third parties. It could no longer do that only if you do not use it to find the information on the web or fully remove the extension from your computer.

Where does come from?

The unfair methods used to distribute do not allow specialists to call it a trustworthy application. Instead, it is referred to as a potentially unwanted program, as you already know. Research recently implemented by specialists has revealed that the official website of this file converter ( is not the only source users can get it from. It seems that users can download it from an untrustworthy third-party website too. Actually, not all the users download and install it intentionally. Some of them install this program together with free applications from third-party websites. Specifically speaking, the file converter might be promoted with freeware on P2P and similar websites too. This explains why you have this application installed on your computer if you have not done that yourself. Since a number of suspicious programs are distributed in software bundles these days, it would be smart to install a security application. Evidently, the one you have is not reputable software.

How do I remove

It will definitely not be easy to remove the file converter because it does not have an uninstaller, meaning that you will have to remove its registry keys, folders, files, and undo other modifications it has made on the computer yourself to get rid of it fully. If you find this task too challenging, let a reputable automatic tool (e.g. SpyHunter) to take care of this PUP for you. This will be done within a few seconds, whereas it might take up to an hour or even more to get rid of it manually.


Delete registry keys

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit and click OK to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Delete the following registry keys one after the other (right-click on the registry key and select Delete):
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\\
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\\
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7d010290-5675-47af-bd60-663ee8764410}

Modify Values

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit and tap Enter.
  3. Open HKCU\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings.
  4. Right-click on pegalnjegmbjjnbkgnpnfpnlipiipjak and select Delete.
  5. Move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  6. Locate two Values Start Page and Tabs.
  7. Right-click on the Value and select Modify.
  8. Delete the Value data and type or another preferred website.
  9. Do the same with the Value Tabs in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing.

Delete folders and files

  1. Press Win+E to open the Windows Explorer.
  2. Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions (type this line in the URL bar of your Windows Explorer to open it) and delete the folder pegalnjegmbjjnbkgnpnfpnlipiipjak.
  3. Delete the pegalnjegmbjjnbkgnpnfpnlipiipjak folder from %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions too.
  4. Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB.
  5. Remove http_www.convertmypdf.co_0.indexeddb.leveldb.
  6. Delete the folder http_www.convertmypdf.co_0.indexeddb.leveldb from %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB as well.
  7. Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\ and %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\ and remove the following files:
  • chrome-extension_pegalnjegmbjjnbkgnpnfpnlipiipjak_0.localstorage
  • chrome-extension_pegalnjegmbjjnbkgnpnfpnlipiipjak_0.localstorage-journal
  • convertmypdf.co_0.localstorage
  • convertmypdf.co_0.localstorage-journal
  1. Delete @convertmypdf.xpi from %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\36iwse76.default\extensions.

Undo the changes made inside files

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\ (*-any characters).
  3. Locate prefs.js.
  4. Open the file with Notepad and remove the line user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", ""); .
  5. Remove lines from the following files too (open them with Notepad one after the other and then search for a string):
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\Search.json
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\searchplugins\powersearch.json
  • %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
  • %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Secure Preferences
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