Remove File Finder (Uninstall Guide)

By | Posted on November 16, 2016 |

File Finder is an unacceptable computer tool presently promoted to help user find and download millions of different files. It is deemed as invasive type of software that may be installed on the computer without user’s full knowledge. This kind of malware is spreading on thousand of computers worldwide through Internet connection. Software exploits and vulnerabilities in Internet browser programs are believed to be exploited by File Finder to gain access on target computer. Malicious links from social media sites and spam email messages also contributes to the delivery of File Finder onto victim’s PC.

When this potentially unwanted program is run on the system, it can perform various actions to take control of certain Windows functions. Furthermore, File Finder may not provide entries to instantly remove its code when user is not comfortable with it. In addition, this unknown file downloader tool may alter certain settings on the PC without asking for your approval.

Once File Finder is running on the computer, it will begin to issue excessive advertisements. Internet browser programs may also get redirected to various unsolicited websites which was known to be paying authors of this PUP for conveying visitors.

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As you can see, File Finder program was made to generate profit online using various method of deception. We highly suggest removing this adware as early as possible to avoid further risks on your computer.

Online Security Scanner Report for filesfinder.net:

Norton SafeWeb Not yet rated Community Rating: 0.0 Updated: Nov. 16, 2016
MCAfee Site Advisor Suspicious Feedback: No Data Updated: Nov. 16, 2016
AVG Threat Labs Currently safe Ratings: No Data Updated: Nov. 16, 2016

How to Remove File Finder

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Stage 1: Uninstall File Finder from Windows

1. Go to Start menu and type appwiz.cpl under Run or Search box.

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2. Add/Remove Program window will open. Select File Finder from the list.

3. Click on Uninstall button to remove the unwanted program.

Stage 2: Scan the Computer with ESET Rogue Application Remover (ERAR)

1. Download the free scanner called ESET Rogue Application Remover.
Download Link for ERAR (this will open a new window)

2. Choose appropriate version for your Windows System. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start the program. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file ERARemover_.exe.

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4. On ESET Rogue Application Remover SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS, click Accept to continue.

5. The tool will start scanning the computer. It will prompt when it finds File Finder and other malicious entities. Follow the prompt to proceed with the removal.

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Stage 3: Double-check for File Finder ‘ leftover with Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool

1. Download the free scanner called Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Malicious Software Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

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2. The tool automatically checks the operating system and suggest appropriate download version. Click on Download button to begin. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start scanning for File Finder . Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file to run.

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4. The tool will display Welcome screen, click Next. Please note the message “This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product.” You must understand that this program is made specifically to find and remove malware, viruses, Trojans, and other harmful elements on the computer. It was not designed to protect the computer.

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5. Next, you will see Scan Type. Please choose Full Scan to ensure that all File Finder entities and other harmful files left on the computer will be found and removed. For advanced computer user, you can opt for Customized Scan, if there are other drives or folders you wanted to include in this scan.

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6. Full scan may take a while, please wait for Malicious Software Removal Tool to complete the tasks. However, you may cancel the scan anytime by clicking on the Cancel button.

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7. After scanning, the tool will reveal all identified threats. There may be other threats that our first scan fails to detect. Please remove/delete all detected items.

8. When removal procedure is complete, you may now close Malicious Software Removal Tool. We hope that File Finder have been completely deleted from the computer. Please restart Windows to proceed with the normal operation.

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