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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage

Key-find.com

If you notice that your homepage and your search engine have been replaced by key-find.com and you are sure that it is not your job, it is very probable that your computer has been infected by the undesirable application that can be classified as a browser hijacker, and you need to remove it immediately. It has been observed that key-find.com acts very similarly as other popular browser hijackers, for instance, nationzoom.com, aartemis.com, and awesomehp.com. Actually, it is not surprising that they are similar because all of them belong to the same family which is Qvod6. We do not recommend keeping any of the aforementioned applications on the system. It is because you will not be able to use your preferred homepage and search engine. Besides, they might lead you dangerous malware.

It can be said that key-find.com acts very aggressively because it installs a variety of software together with it, for instance, it adds Quick Start extension. It means that you will notice “Quick Start” page every time you open a new tab. If you try to use the search engine on this page, you will notice that you are redirected to searches.safehomepage.com or search.webssearches.com depending on the type of your browser. Besides, key-find.com might install adware helper that will appear as wprotectmanager.exe system process. What is more, you might also notice SupTab, which is a potentially unwanted application. As you can see, plenty of applications will be installed together with key-find.com. Do not forget to remove them after the removal of key-find.com browser hijacker.

Last but not least, many undesirable programs come on the system bundled with different applications, especially those that are distributed freely on the web. Thus, you should know that key-find.com itself might be bundled with Desk-365 and other software, especially various downloaders and installers. You should always select Custom installation in order to be able to choose what programs to install. Besides, you should always download software from official websites only.

Unfortunately, it is not very easy to get rid of key-find.com because it modifies shortcuts and does not allow performing any changes. Luckily, we are here to help you – just let the instructions provided below guide you. It is also possible to use an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. It will detect all the existing threats and remove them without any difficulties. In addition, you should keep the antimalware tool enabled all the time in order to protect your system on a daily basis.

How to remove key-find.com

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the application and then select Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button to open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on key-find.com and then select Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the background of the Metro UI menu.
  2. Select All apps.
  3. Locate Control Panel on the list and then select Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the application that you wish to remove and then click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon.
  2. Select Properties and then click on the Shortcut tab.
  3. Locate the Target line and then remove the URL. Click OK.
  4. Launch your browser and then tap Alt+T.
  5. Select Internet Options.
  6. Click on the Advanced tab and then locate Reset… button.
  7. Click on it, mark Delete personal settings and then click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Repeat 1-3 steps of the previous instructions, but right-click on Mozilla Firefox icon this time.
  2. Launch your browser and then tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox button.
  5. Click Reset Firefox in the dialog box.

Google Chrome

  1. Right-click on Google Chrome shortcut.
  2. Select Properties and then select the Shortcut tab.
  3. Delete the URL from the Target line and click OK.
  4. Launch your browser and tap Alt+F.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Scroll down and then select Show Advanced Settings.
  7. Click Reset browser settings.
  8. Click the Reset button in the dialog box.
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How to manually remove Key-find.com

Files associated with Key-find.com infection:

amt_key-find.exe

Key-find.com processes to kill:

amt_key-find.exe
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