PDFCreate

PDFCreate Description

PDFCreate may have the appearance of a legitimate and useful application. It may even try to convince you that this is truly the case. Unfortunately, the moment this application is installed on your computer, it will reveal its true colors. Indeed, the main goal of PDFCreate is to sneak itself onto the user's Mac and then run an intrusive advertising campaign, generating monetary proceeds for its creators in the process.

It should be noted that programs such as PDFCreate rarely sit around waiting for users to notice and install them willingly. In the vast majority of cases, adware and browser hijackers resort to underhanded tactics that will mask their installations and not alert the user. Some of these deceptive methods include bundling and hiding inside a fake updater/installer for a way more popular software product. The reliance on such distribution schemes classifies the applications as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

While PDFCreate is present on the system, it will generate intrusive advertisements that could diminish the browsing experience significantly. The advertisements may take various forms - pop-ups, banners, surveys, coupons, in-text links, and even start to overlay any legitimate content opened in the browser.

Furthermore, the advertisements should be approached with caution. It is quite common for users who engage with them to be taken to dubious third-party websites. The destinations of the redirects could include phishing pages, domains spreading PUPs, various online tactics, etc. 

If you have PUPs installed on your Mac, it could mean that your browsing activities are being tracked. Any information may be accessed by the intruder application, packaged, and then transmitted to a remote server. The data may include the entire browsing history, search history, clicked URLs, and even device details such as IP address, geolocation, ISP and more.