Fast PDF Converter

By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 7
First Seen: February 24, 2017
Last Seen: April 6, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Fast PDF Converter software that you can find at is promoted as an Internet-based PDF converter. Fast PDF Converter is said to enable users to process and convert files from 30+ formats to a PDF file. The reverse process is possible, and PDF files can be converted to DOC, DOCX, PPTX and TXT according to The Fast PDF Converter software is packed as a browser extension which is available to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users. PC users that want to convert PDF files online can give the Fast PDF Converter a try. When you install the Fast PDF Converter, there are a few things to consider which include the modifications to your browser and what type of information it needs to accesses.

Google Chrome users are required to allow Fast PDF Converter read and change all their data on websites they visit as well as manage their apps, extensions, and themes. Consequently, Fast PDF Converter will alter the new tab page settings and load by default. Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer users are urged to allow Fast PDF Converter make modifications to their start page, new tab layout and default search provider which translates to those functions being handled by Many users may start to wonder why a simple converter requires extensive modifications. The Fast PDF Converter extension is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by Imali Media Ltd.

If you take the time to read the documentation at and you will find a few interesting things. Imali Media Ltd. develops fast PDF Converter; its services are provided by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd., and the extension is distributed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. However, does not provide document conversion features and redirects users to that is owned and operated by Lunaweb Ltd. The weather forecast is generated by, and the news feed is pulled from which is associated with a questionable toolbar under the name of My News Wire. Additionally, users may be redirected to that is linked to another suspicious app named One Search Bar. Web surfers do not need to install Fast PDF Converter to benefit from the services at Companies like Imali Media Ltd., Eightpoint Technologies Ltd., and Polarity Technologies Ltd. make money by creating custom search pages such as and benefit from your traffic on their portals. Fast PDF Converter does not provide conversion features on its own, but it links to a legitimate business that it is not associated with. Computer users that do not appreciate the questionable practices of Imali Media Ltd. and its partners may want to remove Fast PDF Converter with a reliable anti-spyware tool safely. AV vendors may flag files related to Fast PDF Converter as:

  • Adware.Downware.16499
  • Application.AdSearch (A)
  • HEUR:Trojan.Win32.StartPage
  • ML.Attribute.HighConfidence
  • Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
  • Trojan/Win32.StartPage


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