- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
Search.searchffn.com is a search engine that is closely associated with the Find Forms Now extension promoted on findformsnow.com and the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/find-forms-now/ededpjmcfhgoccohkajlppdifjpgkhad?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog). Of course, not all the users download and install the extension willingly. Some of them simply notice that the settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer have been changed and only then understand that some kind of software managed to sneak onto their computers. Even though the Find Forms Now extension is not very harmful, you will not be allowed to change the settings of your browsers, i.e. set another homepage and change the New Tab page preferences unless you get rid of it. It is not the best decision to keep and use Search.searchffn.com either because it is known that this search engine might provide users with unreliable search results.
The Find Forms Now extension promises to enable users to “access government forms with just one click”; however, the truth is that it only sets Search.searchffn.com in the place of the homepage and hijacks the New Tab page. Users will find easy-access links that should help them to access those free forms on the main page of the search engine; however, it does not mean that this search tool can be fully trusted. We do not consider it very trustworthy because we have managed to find out that this search engine might display the modified search results. In other words, legitimate search results might be shown for you together with commercials and sponsored links. They are put there in order to make sure that users click on them. Do not do that even though it might seem that these search results are provided by the legitimate search engine Yahoo! because you might end up on a hacked website containing malware. The owner of Search.searchffn.com probably receives money for driving traffic to different websites, so it would be naïve to expect that the search engine will start showing trustworthy search results one day.
Researchers working at pcthreat.com have noticed that the Find Forms Now extension is quite popular these days, for example, there are 15 715 users who have installed this extension from the Chrome Web Store. Of course, a number of users also get it from other third-party sources. It has been found that people who live in the USA or Canada download the extension more frequently if compared to users from other countries; however, everything might change in the future. It does not matter where you live because you still need to remove the extension (if you have it installed) in order to be able to change the settings of your browsers.
Let us explain you how the Find Forms Now extension is spread in order not to install other questionable search engines in the future. According to our security specialists, users install such extensions by clicking on pop-up ads they see while surfing the Internet despite the fact that it is available for download on other websites too. These commercials are usually shown by adware, e.g. SwiftSearch and TermTrident. If you suspect that you have adware installed too, you need to take care of the Find Forms Now extension and then check the system. The quickest way to do that is to use a diagnostic scanner (you can download it from our website). If the tool finds other infections, be sure that you eliminate them immediately too.
Find Forms Now and the search tool Search.searchffn.com promoted by it are not unique products. Specialists have noticed that there are hundreds of other questionable search engines spread together with extensions claiming to act beneficially, for instance, search.mycouponsxp.com, search.myinterestsxp.com, and search.mygamesxp.com. To make sure that they do not set themselves on your browsers, you need to install security software on your computer and, in general, be always careful on the web.
We hope that it will not be difficult for you to get rid of the undesirable extension. If it happens that you face some difficulties, refer to our step by step instructions you can find below the article. In case our instructions do not help you either, use an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. You are free to download it from our website. Scroll down, find the Download button, and click on it.
Delete Search.searchffn.com manually
Windows 7 and Vista
Reset your browsers