Whenever you are doing a Google search or visiting a website, Def.findci.net pop-up ads comes up without your permission? If you are suffering from this annoying problem, your computer may be infected with adware or a potentially unwanted program. It can attack Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser and keep bothering you by displaying advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser. Follow the manual removal guide below to get rid of it ASAP.
Def.findci.net is categorized as a browser hijacker or adware that is designed to affect most popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer without user’s consent. This threat is widely spread via the Internet to hack users’ computers, especially for the computers running with Windows operating systems. Typically it can silently get attached to web browsers after you download freeware, shareware or advertising-supported program. When it is installed, it hijacks all the browsers you have installed and starts flooding the affected computer with constant pop-up ads. Those ads may alert that your computer is missing a plug-in or ask you to install the latest updates to enhance your player performance and the ability to watch in all media type of files, if you follow it and get the program installed, you will regret soon because you will invite a sypware or rogue program installed on your computer immediately.
It is annoying that Def.findci.net causes bunch of unwanted commercial advertisements to popup on your screen. Also if you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to other irrelevant pages. In addition, this web page will be forcibly added on your browser as your default homepage so that you will not be able to reset it to back to your favorite web pages. If you still think all those changes are a small issue, you are wrong. A browser hijacker can keep tracking your browsing history, monitoring online activities and collecting your privacy data such as credit card number, online bank account and password. It puts your privacy and personal information in danger. Since Def.findci.net can escape from security scan, it is suggested users not spend your time in running any antivirus programs but take immediate action to get rid of Def.findci.net manually and completely.
Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.
Considering Def.findci.net redirect can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Def.findci.net virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
These useless and unwanted Def.findci.net popup ads may arrive bundled with freeware applications, such as shareware games or various video players. It aims at making money by promoting some unfamiliar programs such as free video downloader or some other freeware. Don’t be tricked by that or click any ads showing on this page because this annoying popup is only designed to boost advertising revenue but not provide you any useful and reliable information. It is really annoying and time-consuming to visit those corrupted page again and again. On the other hand, leaving a browser hijacker inside the computer can cause a huge problem to your computer performance. You may need a long time to load up a page and sometimes your browser may stop responding so you are not able to save your data before browser get crashed. In a word, don’t hesitate to remove Def.findci.net hijacker once you found that on your computer.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 25, 2013 12:56 pm