- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
If you have installed SafeFinder toolbar on your system, there is a huge possibility that you will notice that Search.SafeFinder.com has replaced your homepage and your search provider. Even though the toolbar (Smartbar) will allow you to access eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and other popular websites in just one click, you should still get rid of this software as soon as possible in order to remove Search.SafeFinder.com from the system. This search engine does not seem to differ from other reliable search providers much; however, you should still know that it might cause you some security-related problems. If you have already tried getting rid of this search engine and found the removal process rather challenging, you should definitely continue reading the article and find out the easiest way to do that.
One of the main reasons why it is not advisable to trust Search.SafeFinder.com is the fact that it will present you with sponsored links that will be placed together with decent search results. Even though these links will be entitled “Ads related to [your keyword]”, there is still a possibility to click on them accidentally. In addition, you will also see commercials on the startup page every time you launch your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. It is rather annoying and you might even infect your system with malicious software if you keep clicking on them. Search.SafeFinder.com can be even classified as Snap.Do type hijacker, so you should definitely remove it from the system as soon as possible.
The researchers of pcthreat.com have found out that the browser plugin which comes together with Search.SafeFinder.com tends to enter the system via InstallCore bundles. It seems that computer users tend to download them from such websites as brothersoft.com, so you should be very careful in order not to install similar undesirable programs in the future. In addition, you should also know that this suspicious software comes bundled with such applications as DealKeeper, CouponDownloader, and even Sweet-Page browser hijacker. Unfortunately, they are not reliable, which is why you should check whether your system does not contain any of them. If it happens that they have entered the system together with SafeFinder browser plugin, you should delete them entirely.
In order to be able to change the settings of your browser and use the preferred homepage and search engine again, you should definitely follow the instructions that we have placed for you below the article. The manual removal will help you to get rid of Search.SafeFinder.com; however, you should know that you can acquire an automatic malware remover and scan your system with it if you are searching for a quicker solution. Do not forget to keep your security tool enabled all the time in order to prevent other undesirable programs from entering your system.
How to get rid of Search.SafeFinder.com
Windows 7 and Vista
How to delete Search.SafeFinder.com from your browsers