How to remove PDF Tycoon Adware

What is PDF Tycoon?

As many other ad-supported programs, PDF Tycoon tries to leave a good impression on its users, so to prolong the time of their unawareness. This is important, as the PDF Tycoon adware exists only for one reason, which is to promote partners’ sources. Thus, the longer it stays on the system, the more of these sites a victim will visit, and the more revenue PDF Tycoon developers gain. This gets proved with the very first search query a user does within this page. Instead of relevant results, the hijackers presents third-party links that are masqueraded to those or just redirects you to another search engine like Yahoo or Bing. If you are tired with this and want to take control over the browser back, you need to remove PDF Tycoon hijacker.

PDF Tycoon

How to remove PDF Tycoon from Mac?

This application is able to detect and remove PDF Tycoon from your computer and clean up your browser. Simple, easy-to-use and helpful.

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Or you may use one of following manual methods:

How to remove PDF Tycoon manually

Step 1: Remove PDF Tycoon from Applications

In order to get rid of PDF Tycoon, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing PDF Tycoon, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.

Mac OSX:

  1. Launch Finder
  2. Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
  3. If you see Uninstall PDF Tycoon or PDF Tycoon Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Note: If you can’t find a required program, sort programs by date and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use Removal tool in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.

Step 2: Remove PDF Tycoon from browsers

Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove PDF Tycoon from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.


  1. Click Preferences from Safari menu
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find PDF Tycoon or other extensions that look suspicious.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Choose Tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Search for PDF Tycoon.
  6. Select the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Select PDF Tycoon.
  4. Choose Disable or Remove option.

Step 3: Eliminate PDF Tycoon by deleting cache

In most cases, deleting the cache can resolve the problem

  1. Open Finder and select your user/home folder.
  2. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options
  3. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder.
  4. Select Library/Caches/ and move it to the trash.

Step 4: Remove PDF Tycoon from Profiles

Sometimes malware might have its entries in Group Policy that helps browser hijacker overrides search engine every time you reset browser settings.

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

PDF Tycoon

There are all the manual instructions that will help you to find PDF Tycoon on your Mac computer and remove it. The most effective method to get rid of PDF Tycoon is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use Combo Cleaner automatic tool. The manual method will weaken the malicious program and the program will remove it. Thank you for your attention.
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