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PDFVirus Removal Tool

What is PDFVirus Removal Tool?

As part of the installation, the Security Stronghold Removal utility will provide various bundled offers including a PC optimization utility. It will then download utilities from its server and scan the user's PC. After scanning, it will show a number of 'malware' files found, including the bundled RegClean it installed. In order to remove the 'malware' you are required to purchase a product called True Sword Antispyware or Stronghold Antivirus.

About  (from Security Stronghold)

PDF Virus copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (*.*). Then it creates new startup key with name PDF Virus and value (*.*). You can also find it in your processes list with name (*.*) or PDF Virus.


The primary executable is named pdfvirusremovaltool.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package is about 131.03 MB (137,391,604 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PDFVirus Removal Tool.
pdfvirusremovaltool.exe (49b1a27e43447e539f0a2f169003579b) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.8896 a variant of Win32/SecurityStronghold.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7237 Artemis!49B1A27E4344
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7237 Artemis!49B1A27E4344
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0722
PDFVirus Removal Tool has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove PDFVirus Removal Tool.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.securitystronghold.com/gates/remove-pdf-virus.html
Help link: www.SecurityStronghold.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDFVirus Removal Tool\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PDFVirus Removal Tool\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 131.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDFVirus Removal Tool

Program executable:pdfvirusremovaltool.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\pdfvirus removal tool\pdfvirusremovaltool.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove PDFVirus Removal Tool?

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Or, you can uninstall PDFVirus Removal Tool from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PDFVirus Removal Tool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PDFVirus Removal Tool.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%
Windows 8
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About (from Security Stronghold)

Company Profile Security Stronghold Company was founded by several computer security professionals.
Publisher URL: www.securitystronghold.com


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