FindYourPackages is a potentially unwanted program that belongs to the Adware category. Adware – What Is It? Adware is an unwanted software that delivers ads and prompts intrusive advertising popups, while you browse the Web. Adware may replace the ads of other companies with its own. Most commonly, adware will track your surfing habits and report this info to its authors.
Does adware steal your confidential information? Adware software can collect a wide variety of privacy data about you (your ip address, what is a webpage you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
|Type||adware software, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popup ads, pop up virus, popups|
|Removal||FindYourPackages removal guide|
How does Adware get on your machine
The majority of adware is bundled within free software or even paid apps that World Wide Web users can easily download online. The installation packages of such applications, in many cases, clearly display that they will install bundled apps. The option is given to users to block the install of any optional software. So, in order to avoid the install of any adware: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, choose only Custom or Advanced installation mode and uncheck all bundled programs in which you are unsure.
In the step-by-step instructions below, we will explain best possible ways on how to free your PC of adware software and delete FindYourPackages ads from your web browser.
How to remove FindYourPackages ads from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are a simple manual steps below that will assist you to get rid of FindYourPackages adware from your Microsoft Windows personal computer. The most effective way to remove this adware is to perform the manual removal guidance and then use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual solution will assist to weaken this adware and these malicious software removal tools will completely remove FindYourPackages adware and return the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome settings to default.
To remove FindYourPackages, perform the steps below:
- How to remove FindYourPackages adware without any software
- Automatic Removal of FindYourPackages adware software
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to remove FindYourPackages adware without any software
In this section of the article, we have posted the steps that will help to remove FindYourPackages adware manually. Although compared to removal utilities, this way loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on your personal computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed guide with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the MS Windows and web browser settings, then it’s better for you to run tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Remove adware through the MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed applications. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious applications, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove FindYourPackages adware software from Chrome
Annoying FindYourPackages ads or other symptom of having adware software in your internet browser is a good reason to reset Chrome. This is an easy method to restore the Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The browser will open the settings screen. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the process of cleaning. After it is finished, the web browser’s settings including default search engine, new tab and start page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove FindYourPackages from Internet Explorer
In order to recover browser settings and remove unwanted FindYourPackages ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove FindYourPackages advertisements and pop-ups, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like start page, default search provider and newtab to default state.
Delete FindYourPackages adware software from Mozilla Firefox
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware software, your browser displays annoying popup advertisements, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click 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”.
Automatic Removal of FindYourPackages adware software
Malware removal utilities are pretty effective when you think your computer is hijacked by adware. Below we’ll discover best tools which can remove adware and FindYourPackages ads from your PC and web browser.
Remove FindYourPackages with Zemana Free
Download Zemana to remove FindYourPackages automatically from all of your browsers. This is a freeware tool specially developed for malicious software removal. This tool can remove adware, browser hijacker from Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows registry automatically.
- Zemana Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your system. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Free will start and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to scan for FindYourPackages adware. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your machine.
- Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press the “Next” button. The utility will start to get rid of FindYourPackages that causes a ton of undesired popup ads. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
Remove FindYourPackages adware software and harmful extensions with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is one of the most useful utilities for removing adware software, PUPs and other malware. It can search for hidden adware software in your personal computer and delete all malicious folders and files related to adware software. Hitman Pro will help you to remove FindYourPackages from your system and Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. We strongly recommend you to download this utility as the makers are working hard to make it better.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your PC. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the FindYourPackages and other PUPs. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your machine and the speed of your personal computer. While the HitmanPro utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware..
When HitmanPro is finished scanning your computer, Hitman Pro will show a list of found threats.
You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click Next button.
It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Remove FindYourPackages adware with MalwareBytes
We recommend using the MalwareBytes. You can download and install MalwareBytes to find adware software and thereby remove FindYourPackages ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically searches for and deletes all threats exist on the personal computer.
- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is done, 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 Free onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Free will run and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to search for FindYourPackages PUP. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your PC. During the scan MalwareBytes will look for threats exist on your machine.
- Once MalwareBytes has finished scanning your computer, it will open the Scan Results.
- When you are ready, click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After disinfection 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.
How to stay safe online
It’s important to run ad blocking programs like AdGuard to protect your system from malicious web-sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block misleading and other undesired web pages.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen similar to the one below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired ads, block malicious 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, that may be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Once you have complete the instructions shown above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome will no longer open intrusive FindYourPackages ads when you surf the Net. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. 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 unwanted FindYourPackages ads.