Adware.FileFinder

Short bio

Adware.FileFinder is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a rather large family of browser hijackers.

Symptoms

Adware.FileFinder redirects users to advertising sites different from the ones they intended to visit.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.FileFinder by using real-time protection.

block Adware.FileFinder

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.FileFinder

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.FileFinder without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

We do encourage victims of browser hijackers to visit ourĀ Restore Browser Settings site.

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