Recently, a newly browser hijacker known as Search.SafeFinder.com appears on several PC. It takes over all working web browser and keeps redirecting them to unwanted websites. If you have come across the nasty hijacker and have no idea to eliminate it from the PC then, you can took a look at this post. It will show you complete information about this threat and also provide detailed steps to delete Search.SafeFinder.com from the infected PC.
Why should you remove Search.SafeFinder.com from the infected PC?
Search.SafeFinder.com is categorized as a malicious hijacker that infect your PC as a part of the Safe Finder toolbar. It's function and characteristics is similar to Shopping Helper, Snap.do, Muvic and some other programs. It is signed by Linkury. It also offers you helpful features such as listen to your local radio stations, share your favorite content in one click, convert any website to a PDF file and more. Users should notice that the official site of the program does not provide you with a download link. It means the hijacker enters your PC with the help of freeware bundles. After installation, it adds a toolbar to your browsers which contains various links to popular sites like Facebook, eBay, Twitter and more. It also has a search box and quick access buttons to the radio, weather reports, translation tools and so on. It may seem very useful for PC users but in reality, it switches your landing page and default search provider to its own domain without your consent. The webpage contains a search box that presents you with original results however these results filled with sponsored content. You will see lots of annoying ads on every corner of the PC. It would be best to stay away from them.
Technical Report On Search.SafeFinder.com
Freeware application, pirated software, junk email attachments.
Offers to listen to your local radio stations, share your favorite content in one click and more.
All types of browsers.
Intrusion Ways Of Search.SafeFinder.com & Its Prevention Tips
Search.SafeFinder.com comes along with freeware software which is installed by unofficial sites. So, user very careful while installing any such type of application and always read its installation procedure. It can also get inside the PC from some other ways – using pirated software, open infected email attachments, playing online games from unauthorized sites. So, you should careful while working any online task.
How to Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Search.SafeFinder.com to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Search.SafeFinder.com from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Search.SafeFinder.com related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Search.SafeFinder.com infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Search.SafeFinder.com one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Search.SafeFinder.com within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Search.SafeFinder.com from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Search.SafeFinder.com associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Search.SafeFinder.com.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Search.SafeFinder.com related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Search.SafeFinder.com From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Search.SafeFinder.com from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Search.SafeFinder.com and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Search.SafeFinder.com From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Search.SafeFinder.com add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Search.SafeFinder.com From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Search.SafeFinder.com and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE