- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- Slow Computer
We categorize Findamo.com as a browser hijacker, but users have to understand that most of the time it enters their computers with their permission. It is a search engine that is often included as an additional feature in freeware app installation package. It should not be hard to remove Findamo.com from your computer, but at the same time you have to understand that this browser hijacker is not the only unwanted application on your system. You also have to get rid of the freeware and adware applications Findamo.com arrived with.
Just like it is very common with a great number of browser hijackers, Findamo.com does not have a direct download or installation link. Based on our security research, it usually arrives with adware and potentially unwanted software. Performersoft LLC publishes the installer that sets Findamo.com up on your computer, but all the installers from the company’s official website are clean. Thus, we can assume that they get embedded with Findamo.com at third-party web pages that distribute potentially unwanted applications. This browser hijacker may come with such apps as PortalMore, PC Performer or MyPCBackup. Take note that PC Performer and MyPCBackup tend to be bundled with a number of unwanted and even dangerous programs.
If you go through freeware installation automatically, you most probably will not notice the steps that allow you to choose NOT to install Findamo.com on the PC. After the installation, this browser hijacker will change your default homepage to findamo.com, and your default search engine will be set to Search the Web. The main homepage looks rather neat and clean, but it is not an excuse to trust it. If you perform a web search via Findamo.com, your browsing history will be tracked, and third parties responsible for infecting you with this hijacker will use the information for commercial purposes.
In case you encounter commercial advertisements via Findamo.com, refrain from clicking them as well. Findamo does not check whether the advertisements are safe, so if they contain links to malicious websites, you might end up getting infected with malware. It is easy to see that it is not a good idea to keep this browser hijacker on your computer.
To remove Findamo.com, restore your browser settings to default and then remove unwanted applications from your computer. If you do not know which programs could be potential security threats, scan the system with a licensed antimalware tool. A security program of choice will provide you with a full list of harmful programs and files immediately. Delete them all automatically and safeguard your PC against similar infections in the future.
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