The web browser does not work properly? The Internet is cut off frequently? Why is the homepage changed to Search.findeer.com automatically? No matter where you want to go, the site continues to pop up? What is it? How to get rid of it?
Search.findeer.com is classified as a browser hijacker which is able to influence most popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is designed by the developers to take over the browser entirely without asking for your permission and can lead to many problems, such as continuous pop-up windows and web page redirects. When you see this web site in your browser, you should be careful and don’t start online search from this strange search engine. Otherwise, the computer will continue to suffer from more problems.
Search.findeer.com is not a friendly web site, because it has the ability to slow down your computer and redirect you to some other suspicious web sites that may force you to download malicious programs or even dangerous Trojan horse viruses. It is not a new computer problem. Many computer users from around the world suffer from this problem every day. If your browser is occupied by this special domain successfully, you can’t surf the Internet as usual. Your favorite homepage will be modified to Search.findeer.com without your authorization and you have no way to restore the homepage. On the web page of the hijacker, you can see a simple search engine that seems to be able to help you browse useful info. But the fact is that all the search results offered by the hijacker are not reliable! Pop-up ad windows appear constantly when you surf the web. Most importantly, it is capable of helping the developers to collect your browsing history from which they will benefit.
1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
Still want to know why your antivirus program fails to clear Search.findeer.com? It can modify the computer system default settings in order to maintain its stability. Therefore, manual removal is recommended here to get rid of the hijacker. You may not be able to find out some certain files that are listed below because it is able to change all the time. You should also consider backing up important data in advance if you do not want to encounter more problems caused by wrong operations.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Search.findeer.com
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Search.findeer.com’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Search.findeer.com through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Most browser hijackers look like common websites, plug-ins or extensions. They seem to be no difference than some other legitimate sites and toolbars. That is why a lot of computer users are difficult to distinguish between legitimate web sites from browser hijackers. There is a simple and traditional search engine on the web page of Search.findeer.com which seems to be able to provide convenient online search services. But it is actually a stubborn browser hijacker. There are evidences showing that it is not friendly. For example, legitimate web sites do not change the default homepage as well as search engine without asking you but it can do that and you keep being redirected to some suspicious sites or are forced to accept many pop-up ad windows. Usually, the developers of the hijacker can collect your information with its help. If you happen to be redirected by Search.findeer.com to a bad site containing malicious software or Trojan viruses, your computer will be in danger. Therefore, you should remove it as early as possible!
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on December 28, 2014 2:23 am