What is New Finder?
The security researchers have determined that New Finder is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the category of browser hijackers. Typically, browser hijackers make changes to the default homepage and search engine of user internet browsers, making it difficult to change them back. Browser hijackers may also include unwanted pop ups and ads to show up in the affected web browsers. Browser hijackers are usually installed with freeware or shareware download off from third-party web-sites; they can also be found inside legitimate webpages and applications.
When your computer is affected with New Finder browser hijacker you will be forced to use tailsearch.com as your search provider. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it can display unwanted and harmful advertisements created to trick you into buying some questionable apps or products, provide search results that may redirect your browser to some deceptive, misleading or harmful websites. We recommend that you use only the reliable search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
And finally, the New Finder hijacker can collect your sensitive information like what web-sites you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, can be sold to third parties.
It’s important, do not use New Finder and do not click on its ads and links. We strongly suggest you to complete the few simple steps which follow below. We’ll show you how to get rid of browser hijacker and thus delete New Finder from the PC system forever.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC
These days some free applications makers bundle bundled software that could be browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs such as New Finder, with a view to making some money. These are not free software as install an unwanted programs on to your Microsoft Windows device. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual installation option, reject all bundled apps.
|Type||redirect virus, browser hijacker, PUP, search engine hijacker, homepage hijacker|
|Affected Browser Settings||search engine, new tab URL, startpage|
|Distribution||fake updaters, free applications setup files, suspicious pop up advertisements|
|Symptoms||Advertising banners appear in places they shouldn’t be. When you go to a web site, you are occasionally rerouted to another website that you do not intend to visit. Your personal computer starts automatically installing unexpected software. Unexpected web browser extensions or toolbar keep coming back. Your web-browser homepage has changed and you are unable to modify it back.|
|Removal||New Finder removal guide|
How to remove New Finder from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
We recommend opting for automatic New Finder removal in order to remove all hijacker related entries easily. This solution requires scanning the computer with reputable antimalware, e.g. Zemana, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can use the guidance below in this article. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or close this web-site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove New Finder, complete the following steps:
- How to manually remove New Finder
- Automatic Removal of New Finder
- Use AdBlocker to stop New Finder redirects
How to manually remove New Finder
The useful removal guidance for the New Finder hijacker. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove New Finder let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove questionable programs using MS Windows Control Panel
First method for manual browser hijacker removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of apps on your device and see if there are any dubious and unknown software. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like the one below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all suspicious and unknown apps. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. When you’ve found anything suspicious that may be the New Finder browser hijacker or other potentially unwanted program, then select this application and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your computer.
Remove New Finder from Chrome
Another solution to delete New Finder from Chrome is Reset Chrome settings. This will disable harmful plugins and reset Google Chrome settings including default search provider, startpage and newtab to original settings. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
- First, run the Chrome and press 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 steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that 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 Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete New Finder browser hijacker from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser application, including a redirect to the tailsearch.com website. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, run 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 press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove New Finder hijacker from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings such as default search engine, startpage and new tab page had been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser process.
First, start the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your device for the changes to take effect.
Automatic Removal of New Finder
Is your Windows personal computer hijacked with browser hijacker? Then don’t worry, in the steps below, we are sharing best malware removal utilities which is able to remove New Finder from the MS Edge, Firefox, IE and Google Chrome and your PC system.
Use Zemana Free to remove New Finder browser hijacker
Download Zemana to remove New Finder automatically from all of your browsers. This is a freeware specially developed for malware removal. This utility can get rid of adware, browser hijacker from Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and Windows registry automatically.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana on the device. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically launch and you may see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the New Finder hijacker. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
As the scanning ends, Zemana will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. 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 click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete New Finder hijacker and move the selected items to the Quarantine. When disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
Run Hitman Pro to delete New Finder hijacker
Hitman Pro is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and use to remove hijackers, adware, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You may use this utility to search for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download Hitman Pro on your PC system by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When downloading 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 utility is launched, you will see a screen as displayed in the following example.
Further, press “Next” button to search for the New Finder browser hijacker. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. After the scan get completed, HitmanPro will show you the results as on the image below.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to get rid of New Finder with MalwareBytes
If you are still having problems with the New Finder browser hijacker — or just wish to check your computer occasionally for browser hijacker and other malware — download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). It is free for home use, and identifies and removes various undesired apps that attacks your PC system or degrades PC system performance. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can remove adware, PUPs as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your device from the link below.
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.
- After downloading is done, please close all programs and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBSetup.
- This will open the Setup wizard of MalwareBytes Free onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Free tool will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out the New Finder browser hijacker. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your device. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- After the scan is done, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of all threats detected by the scan.
- Make sure to check mark the threats which are unsafe and then click the “Quarantine” button. When disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdBlocker to stop New Finder redirects
If you want to get rid of annoying ads, internet browser redirects and pop ups, then install an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard. It can block New Finder redirects, stop unwanted advertisements, pop ups and stop web-sites from tracking your online activities when using the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. So, if you like browse the Internet, but you don’t like unwanted advertisements and want to protect your PC system from malicious web-sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block New Finder redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the New Finder browser hijacker. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your device for new hijackers and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any hijacker, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to locate potentially unwanted apps.
If you need more help with New Finder related issues, go to here.