The Findgofind.com instead of your homepage or search engine is a sign of appearance of unwanted software from the browser hijacker family on your machine. It can bring a security risk to your computer. So, don’t ignore it! Of course, the Findgofind.com is just a web site, but the infection uses it to replace your startpage, new tab page and default search engine, without your permission and desire to see it. The Findgofind.com as your homepage can be just the beginning, because your personal computer is infected by dangerous software, that in the future may increase the amount of problems with the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the Internet, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
A malicious software that changes settings of browsers on Findgofind.com homepage usually affects only Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The Findgofind.com infection may alter the Target property of web browser’s shortcuts, so every time you open the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different site.
Except that the Findgofind.com modifies internet browser’s homepage, it also replaces a search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the web-browser’s search becomes impossible. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a large amount of ads, links to malicious and misleading sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines like Google or Bing.
Often, the system which has been infected with Findgofind.com hijacker infection, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens lots of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the web-pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad supported software may replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malware and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
So, it is very important to free your machine as quickly as possible. The step-by-step instructions, which is shown below, will assist you to remove Findgofind.com from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
How does your personal computer get infected with Findgofind.com browser hijacker
How to manually remove Findgofind.com
This instructions will help you get rid of Findgofind.com . These Findgofind.com removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web browser or reboot your system. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Remove Findgofind.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Findgofind.com startpage
- Remove Findgofind.com redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove Findgofind.com startpage from FF
- Get rid of Findgofind.com search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
Uninstall Findgofind.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and IE from pop-ups hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Findgofind.com startpage
Once installed, this browser hijacker infection may add an argument such as “http://findgofind.com” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will show the unwanted start page.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://findgofind.com” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE.
Remove Findgofind.com redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been replaced by Findgofind.com hijacker.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your browser’s homepage and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Findgofind.com startpage from FF
If the FF settings like homepage, new tab and default search engine have been replaced by the hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () like below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Findgofind.com hijacker. Once, it’s finished, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Findgofind.com search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove Findgofind.com search automatically
You can get rid of Findgofind.com redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily get rid of browser hijackers, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the hijacker that cause a redirect to Findgofind.com. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Findgofind.com browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your machine. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker, ad supported software and other dangerous programs.
How to stop Findgofind.com startpage
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and harmful pages, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, web sites such Findgofind.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Scan your machine and delete Findgofind.com search with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of browser hijacker like Findgofind.com, malware and ad supported software in Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Findgofind.com hijacker and other malware and adware.
When the system scan is done is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Now your machine should be clean of the Findgofind.com . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers, malware and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Findgofind.com startpage from the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.