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Our PDF maker works online on all platforms, whether it's Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, or Android.
If you don’t want others to open, edit, or print your file, you can lock or restrict access to it.
Sending sensitive personal or business information over the Internet can be risky. If someone hacks your or the recipient's email, they can gain access to confidential or private information contained in various files, including PDFs. But if you password protect a PDF, the hackers won't be able to open the file even after stealing it.
However, preventing unauthorized access is only one of the reasons why you may need to encrypt your PDFs. You may also need to do it to limit editing and maintain format integrity.
Moreover, in some cases, you may be required to password protect PDF file to meet data compliance regulations. Protection is often required to comply with security rules and protocols for financial records, healthcare documents, legal files, and other sensitive data types to avoid fines. The general rule is that when you work with a PDF, password protect your file if it contains information that can't be shared with just anybody.
When you use the PDF password protect tool on your file, you're making it accessible only to those who know the password. Basically, when anyone tries to open your file, they'll see a pop-up window requesting that password. You can also choose other access settings to protect your PDF file:
To avoid becoming a gullible victim of cunning scammers and data breaches, you can secure PDF with password online. To do this, you need to use the PDFGuru web application, which can be used on any OS, including Windows, Mac, and Linux:
Mac OS has certain capabilities for working with PDF files, but they are limited. Therefore, if you need one versatile tool that can make a PDF, edit, sign, merge, convert, split, and everything in between, it is better to use PDF Guru.
But if you need an offline tool, you can password protect PDF on Mac using the Preview application. Here's how it works:
Windows offers few options to add a password to your file. The easiest way to secure documents is with Microsoft Word:
This will ensure password security, but opening PDFs in Word isn't always an option.
If you don't use Microsoft Office, you'll be better off using our online PDF tool, which provides unlimited possibilities to improve your file. It's a web application that works on Windows as well as other OSes and is also available on Android and iPhone. You can PDF protect with our advanced algorithms in less than 5 minutes. This is very convenient for everyone, especially for those who regularly engage in business correspondence.
Yes, with PDF Guru, you can always remove password, protect PDF, and everything in between. The only condition is that to remove restrictions, the PDF has to be yours. If you protect a PDF file yourself, you can use the same padlock tool (Secure Document) to unlock it.
You can't just upload a password-locked PDF document onto our platform and remove access restrictions. Also, keep in mind that removing the password without the owner's permission may be illegal and unethical. Always make sure to obtain proper authorization before attempting to remove password protection from a PDF file.