Is your web-browser redirected to different website named Simple-finder.com ? This problem can be caused by browser hijacker. The browser hijacker infection is a type of software which is made to modify some settings of all your typical internet browsers. If you get it on your PC system, then you may experience any of the following problems: a large amount of popups, multiple toolbars on your internet browser that you did not install, websites load slowly, default search engine, home page and new tab is modified without your permission. The guidance which follow, we will tell you about how to solve these problems, remove hijacker and thereby get rid of Simple-finder.com redirect from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge forever.
When the Simple-finder.com browser hijacker is installed on a browser, it might:
- set simple-finder.com as default search engine, newtab, and start page;
- prevent users from replacing search engine or start page address;
- redirect your queries to sponsored web-pages;
- provide altered search results;
- record your search queries;
- randomly redirects to questionable sites;
- show unwanted advertisements;
- collect Internet browsing habits and sell it to third party companies.
Although, Simple-finder.com browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it can make changes to settings of web browsers. Moreover, an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) may be additionally installed on to your computer with this hijacker, which will open tons of ads, or even massive full page ads that blocks surfing the Net. Often such these ads can recommend to install other unknown and unwanted apps or visit malicious web sites.
Thus, it is clear that the presence of browser hijacker on your personal computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your PC as soon as possible. Follow the steps below in order to remove Simple-finder.com from Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Edge.
How to remove Simple-finder.com from Google Chrome (Firefox, IE, Edge)
In order to get rid of Simple-finder.com from the IE, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox and set your favorite homepage and search engine, you need to reset the web-browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other suspicious entries, such as files, programs, internet browser extensions and shortcuts. However, if you want to remove Simple-finder.com easily, you should use reputable anti-malware utility and let it do the job for you.
To remove Simple-finder.com, execute the following steps:
- How to remove Simple-finder.com manually
- How to automatically remove Simple-finder.com hijacker
- How to block Simple-finder.com redirect
- How can you prevent your PC from the attack of Simple-finder.com hijacker
- Finish words
How to remove Simple-finder.com manually
To delete Simple-finder.com browser hijacker infection, adware and other unwanted programs you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the hijackers won’t show up in your program list, but some hijacker infections may. In this case, you may be able to remove it through the uninstall function of your Microsoft Windows computer. You can do this by completing the steps below.
Uninstall PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the machine cleanup is to remove unknown and dubious applications. Using the Microsoft 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, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge from popup ads hijackers and so on.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other software. Next, remove any unrequested and suspicious software from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC system. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker infection that made to reroute your web browser to the Simple-finder.com web-page. Select the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown software, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Simple-finder.com redirect from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is re-directed to unwanted Simple-finder.com web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Simple-finder.com search from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Delete Simple-finder.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as start page, default search engine and newtab page to their default values. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove Simple-finder.com hijacker
The manual guide above is tedious to use and can not always help to completely get rid of the Simple-finder.com hijacker. Here I am telling you an automatic solution to remove this browser hijacker from your computer completely. Zemana, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) and HitmanPro are anti-malware utilities that can scan for and remove all kinds of malicious software including browser hijacker which cause Simple-finder.com web-page to appear.
How to automatically remove Simple-finder.com with Zemana Anti-Malware
Zemana Free highly recommended, because it can search for security threats such adware and browser hijackers which most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Simple-finder.com browser hijacker infection removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Download Zemana Free on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker infection that cause a reroute to Simple-finder.com web site.
Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to get rid of hijacker infection that causes web-browsers to open intrusive Simple-finder.com webpage.
Use HitmanPro to remove Simple-finder.com startpage
HitmanPro will help delete hijacker that made to redirect your web-browser to the Simple-finder.com web-site that slow down your machine. The browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other PUPs slow your web browser down and try to trick you into clicking on shady ads and links. Hitman Pro removes the hijacker and lets you enjoy your system without Simple-finder.com home page.
Please go to the following link to download Hitman Pro. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as displayed in the figure below.
Further, click “Next” button to start checking your system for the browser hijacker responsible for redirects to Simple-finder.com. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. Once HitmanPro completes the scan, you can check all items detected on your machine as displayed on the screen below.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove Simple-finder.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to search for and remove Simple-finder.com from your machine. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC system.
Download MalwareBytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker related to Simple-finder.com . While the MalwareBytes Free is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
Once MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) has finished scanning your computer, you can check all items found on your machine. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your computer click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now begin to delete hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Simple-finder.com. When disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains steps on how to delete hijacker infection, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
How to block Simple-finder.com redirect
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot stop all those unwanted websites such as Simple-finder.com using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to block undesired web-browser redirects, advertisements and pop-ups in any modern web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. It’s named Adguard and it works very well.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your PC by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop ups, web sites like Simple-finder.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your PC from the attack of Simple-finder.com hijacker
Now your computer should be free of the hijacker responsible for redirects to Simple-finder.com. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and undesired harmful sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful software and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Simple-finder.com start page from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.