My Search Finder
Do you want My Search Finder to help you browse the web? If help is what you expect when you install this extension, you will be disappointed by your own decision to let this PUP (potentially unwanted program) in. According to our researchers, once the extension is installed, it changes the default search provider and introduces an unreliable search engine. If you use it, you are bound to face sponsored search results that, unfortunately, are delivered via Yahoo Search. If you are familiar with this search engine, you might assume that the results you are shown can be trusted, but that is not the truth. Hopefully, you figure that out before you use this suspicious extension. If you have interacted with the potentially unreliable search results already, we suggest that you scan your operating system first and foremost. Hopefully, there is nothing else that you need to delete from your operating system, but even if that is not the case, you should not forget to remove My Search Finder.
Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. is the company that stands behind My Search Finder as well as many other well-known PUPs, including Plenty O' Apps, Get Recipes Now, Get Search Plus, Shipment Trackers, and so on. All of these extensions are meant to offer beneficial services, but in reality, all that they are built to do is change your search settings. Also, they are supposed to spy on you, collect information about your activities, and even share some of that information with undisclosed parties. The creator of the PUP has set up mysearchfinder.co to introduce it, but Google Chrome users can only download it from the Web Store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-search-finder/fcidhmbdkndbihbdadlnoadmpiomhlnd. The information provided via this source suggests that the extension is a “useful tool” and that it can help you browse the web using “yahoo searches.” Hopefully, you understand that My Search Finder is not associated with Yahoo Search and that the PUP is only using the good name of the popular search tool to confuse its users and to trick them into trusting the otherwise untrustworthy search results.
According to our researchers, when My Search Finder changes the default search provider, users are introduced to search.mysearchfinder.co. Because the search provider is modified, every time you enter a keyword into your browser’s address bar, you are redirected to search.yahoo.com, but you are not shown normal search results. Instead, you are shown modified results. These might include sponsored links and advertisements from parties we know nothing about. Can you trust these links and advertisements? That is something only you can decide, but if you do not want to take risks, we suggest not using the search tool. Unfortunately, ignoring it is not a good idea. You could automatically type in the URL of the preferred search provider every single time to browse the web in a safer way, but information about your activity would be recorded anyway. Due to this, we recommend deleting My Search Finder instead of trying to live around it. If you have installed this PUP along with other search results, scan the operating system, and if anything malicious is found, please delete it as well.
The guide you can see below will help you remove My Search Finder manually. Now, whether or not that is the best option depends on whetger other threats exist and if you are ready to protect your operating system against malware yourself. If you know for a fact that other PUPs or even malicious threats exist, and if you know that you are unable to delete them yourself, perhaps it is best to employ the help of anti-malware software. Once it is done removing threats, it will secure your system for as long as it is installed, which is very important if you want to stay safe in the future. Needless to say, if you decide to delete the PUP manually, you will need to figure out how to secure your operating system and browsers yourself. Anyhow, we suggest that you implement anti-malware software at the first chance that you get.
My Search Finder Removal