Hey, there? I have a problem with my computer. It is a Win10. The computer is good. But the browser is working weird. My homepage domain has been reset to Opinionfind.com. It looks nice, but I don’t like it. And I can’t close it. I don’t know how I get this thing. Everything was good before I installed a shareware. Please help me remove it. It will be appreciated.
In accordance with a reliable source on the Internet, the Opinionfind.com should be developed by the same organization such as a company or individual who have developed such similar suspicious search engines as Searchben.com, Detailexplore.com, Lookupopinion.com, and so on. Some people may think the statement is nothing but stuff and nonsense. But in credible reports, the statement is evidenced by stating that all the above mentioned programs are hosted on the exact same server. And it is further pointed out that these programs work actually in the same way to serve the developer’s purpose. Therefore, it is believed both Opinionfind.com and the aforementioned search engines are suspicious programs designed and released by the same developer to carry out secret and unfriendly tasks.
It is reported that the Opinionfind.com is able to make unauthorized changes to the settings of the user’s default web browser. The default homepage and search engine would probably be both reset to the benefit of the developer of the Opinionfind.com program without the user’s consent. This is considered as both annoying and suspicious on its own because all this is done in a secret and furtive way. And the users will be surprised to find their browsers altered only when they try to use the browser to surf the internet or search something with their preferred search engine. What is the most furious is that your browsing experience will be ruined if the browser has been infected by the Opinionfind.com. As long as the Opinionfind.com stay active on your system, you cannot use your browser in the way as before. Every web browsing session will have to be initiated on a suspicious third party website. When you want to use the search engine to look for something from the internet, no matter whether you favor it or not, you don’t have a choice but to accept the fact that all your query will be redirected through a questionable provider. The more serious issue is that it is reported from other reliable sources some search results presented are suspicious. There is possibility that you will be redirected to risky and harmful websites that may contain malware downloads such a violent Trojan virus. If you accidently visit such websites, your computer will be exposed to greater threats.
As above mentioned, the Opinionfind.com is able to sneak into your PC without your permission. The user often surprisingly finds his computer get infected with such a program only when his online experience has been greatly devastated. How does this happen? The most common way should be freeware or shareware downloads. A suspicious program like the Opinionfind.com is usually bundled in the installer of a reliable one. When installing a freeware or shareware program, the Opinionfind.com would be permitted to enter into your system if you should forget to select “Advance” to uncheck the option that allows the installation of the suspicious or unwanted program. Other ways such as downloading reliable programs from unsafe websites, visiting pornographic websites, using an infected device without scanning beforehand etc. may result in the infection with the Opinionfind.com program. So, to keep away with the Opinionfind.com and other suspicious applications, it is suggested to establish a good habit of using a computer and say goodbye to a freeware or shareware forever.
Opinionfind.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of the Opinionfind.com from your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu 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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process of the Opinionfind.com from Task Manager.
Once Opinionfind.com hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, 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 to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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. Delete all the malicious files related to Opinionfind.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
In conclusion, the Opinionfind.com is a malicious program that you should manage to get rid of it completely without hesitation when you find it on your system. After infection, it can reset your browser to the benefit of the developer in a secret and furtive way. Your homepage and search engine will be changed at the same time. To surf with such a browser, your online experience will be reduced to a great deal. What is worse, to use the search engine it provides to look for resources online, your PC may be exposed to bigger threats such as more violent Trojan viruses because it can direct you to websites that include serious malwares. So, you are suggested to remove it thoroughly from your computer without any delay.
Published by & last updated on November 21, 2016 3:27 am