The search.safefinder.com is a website that may look like a legit search engine, but this is a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. This page is connected with Safe Finder program. It is a web page that uses not very decent ways to be installed on your computer and after that changes some browser settings on its own. This hijacker might present a potential threat to your system security and help cyber criminals to collect information on users like you.
The search.safefinder.com page breaks in and changes some of your browser settings, like a homepage and a default search provider. These options will be set on search.safefinder.com website, you will see it every time you open your browser or use a search from it. These are main reasons why we consider search.safefinder.com as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program. Although this web service looks normal, it will show you adverts in search results page that could redirect you on potentially viral links. By opening such links you are jeopardizing your safety and privacy.
How does search.safefinder.com get into my system?
One of the most common and effective method of installation, in this case, is email spam messaging and viral advertising. But wrapped installation is also a part of a spreading process. This way of installation is very popular among software spreaders because most users are not very attentive to the installation process of different free programs that they download from shady websites. We strongly advised you to get rid of the search.safefinder.com page and scan your computer for any other malicious activity. Follow the removal guide below to deal with this threat.
Removal tool for search.safefinder.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with search.safefinder.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):