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Thursday, February 20, 2014

How to Stop SafeFinder Popping up? - Get Rid of SafeFinder Manually

SafeFinder- 100% harmful and 0% beneficial to your computer 

1) It breaks into your computer secretly without any warning or your permission.
2) Your computer is flooded with various ads, banners and coupons from SafeFinder.
3) It may communicate with remote hackers.
4) It collects your browsing history to pop up more and more related ads which can be planted with exploit code therefore you advised to keep your distance from them.
5) It will install other sorts of malware like browser hijacker conduit.com, rogue antivirus program Windows AntiBreach Helper and Trojan onto your computer since your computer has been compromised.

What is SafeFinder?

SafeFinder is classified as an adware that is programmed to display ads, banners and coupons on browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

Typicaly, SafeFinder lurks into your computer together with your wanted free software as a bundled component. To be frank, the free software is not actually free. To cover the price, it will drop additional components on your computer instead.

Once it is installed on the browser, your browser default settings like search engine is reconfigured since SafeFinder attaches itself on the browser as an extension or an add-on. After the infiltration, you have to suffer that every webpage you open is inserted with ads from SafeFinder. Besides, some words on the webpages are underlined with double blue lines and generate advertising links.

As you can see, SafeFinder is nothing but a pest for your computer. You are advised to remove it as soon as you can before any further damage.

Efficient Removal Solution Details

Solution 1: Remove SafeFinder Manually

A: Go to Control Panel and delete SafeFinder from Add & Remove program
1. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
2. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
3. Click on Program
4. Click Add & Remove Program
5. Find SafeFinder list and select Remove
6. Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

B: Show all hidden files
1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
2. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
3. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
4. When the control panel opens click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
5. Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
6. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
8. Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

C: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open the Windows Task Manager. Click on the “Processes” tab, search SafeFinder then right-click it and select “End Process” key.


D: Click “Start” button and selecting “Run.” Type “regedit” into the box and click “OK” to delete all SafeFinder registries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

E: Remove all SafeFinder associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

 F: Restart your computer to check if the SafeFinder is completely removed.

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Solution 2: Remove SafeFinder automatically (with SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter

1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.

2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
  spyhunter run

spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step B. Run SpyHunter to block SafeFinder

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

 spyhunter3 scan

Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.

Friendly Tip:

For most of the computer users, the most POWERFUL antivirus program Spyhunter is their first choice to get rid of SafeFinder since manual removal requires expertise and any inappropriate deleting may cause the computer system crash.