What is Search.safefinder.com?
Search.safefinder.com is yet another browser hijacker that can modify your browser settings once it gets access to your PC. It usually comes with SafeFinder SmartBar from Linkury. The hijacker is distributed via freeware and shareware programs.
It is compatible with all popular browsers. Search.safefinder.com may seem like a normal site, but it is not a reliable search tool. It will present you with altered search results and redirect you to various unfamiliar pages. You will not be able to change this until you delete Search.safefinder.com.
How does Search.safefinder.com work?
If you open Search.safefinder.com, it looks like any other legitimate search engine. You can even choose what category you want to search like Images, Video or News. However, the results you will get will not be what you expect. Sponsored links will be added on top of them as the main purpose of the hijacker is to promote websites. Altering your results is not all Search.safefinder.com will do. You will also notice constant redirects in the middle of your browsing. Moreover, your home page and new tab page will also be replaced by Search.safefinder.com. You will not be able to restore these settings manually unless you terminate Search.safefinder.com.
Constant interruptions and unauthorized modifications is not the only reason why you should eliminate Search.safefinder.com from your computer. You will also see various pop-ups, banners and interstitial ads that may not be safe. We do not recommend clicking on these adverts as they may lead you to corrupted webpages where your PC could be infected with malware. Moreover, the program also tracks your cookies, records information about your personal browsing habits and slows down your Internet connection. You should get rid of Search.safefinder.com as soon as you can.
How to remove Search.safefinder.com?
There are two possible solutions to Search.safefinder.com removal. You can uninstall the program using a powerful malware removal tool that will scan your system, detect the threat and eliminate it. Or you can delete Search.safefinder.com manually. If you choose the first option, the anti-malware utility will also check if there are other infections that should be taken care of and protect your PC in the future. If, however, you choose to uninstall Search.safefinder.com manually you can follow the instructions in the manual removal guide below. Afterwards, you can also use the malware scanner to check if your system is now clean.
- Go to Control Panel via Start menu or Search
- Click Uninstall a program/Add or remove programs
- Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall/Remove
Reset Internet Explorer
- Gear icon → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Mozilla menu → Question mark → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Google Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset
Modify Target Shortcut
- Right-click on your browser shortcut and pick Properties
- Select the Shortcut tab and locate the Target line
- Delete all text after the closing quotation mark
- Click Apply and OK to save changes.