So, I foolishley managed to get my computer infected with a browser hijacker called ProPDFConverter, which
devious web site or extension that has big resemblance to legitimate search engine based on appearance. It quietly enters into the computer and swiftly alters your default home page and new tab. All of a sudden, your main search application will be replaced with ProPDFConverter.
Indeed, whenever I opened a new tab it lead me to this obviously malicious search engine. When I first relized what happened, I immidiatly just removed the extention – which had the same name as the virus – from my Google Chrome, and on the surface, it helped: from this moment on, my browser got back to normal. But just to be sure, I searched for some information about this virus, and ran into some removal guides for it. All of them, without exeption, suggested to do the extention-removal bit LAST, after running malware scans and uninstall the program through the control panel.
And this is where the problem hit: I ran TWO different virus/malware scans, one with MalwareBytes and one with Norton Power Eraser, and both resulted in “no threats found”. When accessing the “uninstall a program” option in the control panel, I also could not locate a program with a simillar name to that of virus/extention. Infact, I could not locate any new programs from the date of the infection (October 9th). Both these facts seem very very odd.
So by all accounts, it seems that I solved the problem by just removing the exention from chrome, but I don’t know, it seems WAY TOO EASY to be true. I’m afraid that there are still some dangerous remenants of the virus of my PC, and neither I or any security program manages to locate them.
Am I just overlly paranoid, or is are there still remenants of the virus on my computer after all? If yes, How can I find out and remove them? And does this virus even does anything else other than that browser hajacking which I seemingly fixed?