There are some PUPs known as hijackers which once get installed onto your personal computer can introduce changes to your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge browser, replace your home page with an unwanted one, set a search engine that may reroute your search queries to web sites with undesired advertisements and popups. You’re probably reading this post because your personal computer is heavily infected with Ufindfiles.com browser hijacker infection and you are looking for method to delete it.
A malicious software which modifies current settings of web-browsers on Ufindfiles.com usually affects only Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The Ufindfiles.com hijacker infection can alter the Target property of browser’s shortcuts, so every time you run the web-browser, instead of your home page, you will see a completely different site.
Table of contents
- What is Ufindfiles.com
- How to remove Ufindfiles.com redirect
- How to manually remove Ufindfiles.com
- Uninstall Ufindfiles.com related software through the Control Panel of your system
- Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to remove Ufindfiles.com search
- Remove Ufindfiles.com home page from Google Chrome
- Delete Ufindfiles.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Get rid of Ufindfiles.com search from Internet Explorer
- Ufindfiles.com search automatic removal
- How to manually remove Ufindfiles.com
- Run AdBlocker to stop Ufindfiles.com and stay safe online
- How can you prevent your PC from the attack of Ufindfiles.com hijacker
- Finish words
Besides the fact that Ufindfiles.com hijacker replaces your homepage, this unwanted page may set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large amount of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web-pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Internet, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Ufindfiles.com hijacker may gather a wide variety of personal information, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Some hijacker infections also contain adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that can be used to open intrusive ads and or gather personal data that can be sold to third parties. These unwanted advertisements may be shown in the form of pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text advertisements, video ads, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the adware is developed to open ads, but certain adware is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather lots of personal information.
So, it is very important to clean your system of hijacker as quickly as possible. The guidance, which is shown below, will allow you to delete Ufindfiles.com start page from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge and other internet browsers.
How to remove Ufindfiles.com redirect
In the step-by-step tutorial below we will have a look at the hijacker and how to remove Ufindfiles.com from Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge internet browsers for Microsoft Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to restart your PC or exit the web-site. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually get rid of Ufindfiles.com
If you perform exactly the step by step guide below you should be able to get rid of the Ufindfiles.com redirect.
Uninstall Ufindfiles.com related software through the Control Panel of your system
Some PUPs, browser hijacking software and ad-supported software may be deleted by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to remove Ufindfiles.com search
A browser hijacker can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Right click on the web-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://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
Remove Ufindfiles.com startpage from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s home page, new tab page and default search provider that have been changed by browser hijacker infection.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the browser’s settings including startpage, new tab and default search engine back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Delete Ufindfiles.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and home page such as Ufindfiles.com, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your FF browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of Ufindfiles.com search from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer internet browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker such as Ufindfiles.com.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Ufindfiles.com search automatic removal
Many antivirus companies have created applications that allow detect and get rid of browser hijacker infection, and thereby restore browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to use. You computer can have a large amount of potentially unwanted applications, adware and browser hijacker infections installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or malicious application returns after rebooting the system, then start your personal computer into Safe Mode and use the anti malware utility again.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Ufindfiles.com
We recommend you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, toolbars and adware that your system can be infected too.
- Please download Zemana antimalware to your desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is complete, please close all programs and open windows on your personal computer. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana anti malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the anti malware will run and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your PC for the browser hijacker infection which reroutes your web-browser to the Ufindfiles.com annoying web site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- As the scanning ends, it will open a scan report.
- Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and press the “Next” button to begin cleaning your personal computer. Once the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Run Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to scan for and delete Ufindfiles.com from your computer. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is complete, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker infection and browser’s malicious extensions. This task may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your computer.
- Once the system scan is complete, you’ll be shown the list of all detected items on your PC.
- In order to get rid of all items, simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your computer. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Ufindfiles.com from the computer
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your system for adware, potentially unwanted software and hijackers like Ufindfiles.com and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you delete any harmful browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
- Once downloading is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, press “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out Ufindfiles.com hijacker and web browser’s malicious extensions. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- When the system scan is complete, it’ll display you the results. When you are ready, click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to stop Ufindfiles.com and stay safe online
It is important to use ad-blocker software like AdGuard to protect your personal computer from harmful web sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to block ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to stop Ufindfiles.com and other unwanted web-sites.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, pages such Ufindfiles.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, 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 Ufindfiles.com hijacker
Once you have finished the few simple steps outlined above, your PC should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer open Ufindfiles.com undesired home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Ufindfiles.com search.