How to Remove Product Manuals Finder

By | Posted on October 15, 2016 |

Product Manuals Finder or ProductManualsFinder Toolbar is an extension that is compatible on browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It often arrives on the computer without user’s knowledge. In most instances, Product Manuals Finder is installed alongside freeware or dubious third-party applications.

During the setup process, Product Manuals Finder loads a number of unwanted features on the browser. It can insert toolbar and menu buttons. This adware also functions as New Tab on Google Chrome and Firefox browsers. Without your approval, these functions are forcibly enabled by the adware most likely for monetary gain. Product Manuals Finder promotes additional products and services on such aspects.

On its official website, the program is endorsed as a tool to help you find product manuals using integrated toolbar and new tab. It appears to be a useful program, however, due to its association with some suspicious adware together with the installation of unwanted browser features, some computer users deemed it as some form of virus infection.

Product Manuals Finder

MyWay is the creator of Product Manuals Finder. The company is also responsible for making other doubtful and similar browser extensions including D.I.Y Toolbar, Super Mega Gaming, and many others. Most of them present similar features when installed. However, what computer users find most risky is its unauthorized changes of homepage and default search engine. Once Product Manuals Finder is installed, homepage and search tool are replaced with a custom search engine as shown in the image below.

Search ProductManualsFinder

Because Product Manuals Finder is identified as potentially unwanted program (PUP), it is better for the safety of your computer to get rid of this tool. Below are easy to follow guides and removal tools to help you take out Product Manuals Finder from your PC.

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Product Manuals Finder Removal Guide

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Product Manuals Finder

The main cause of pop-up ads and coupons could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list. Alternatively, press Windows key + R on keyboard and run appwiz.cpl command.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.


3. Look for and remove ProductManualsFinder, Ask, MindSpark, or Myway entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Product Manuals Finder. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Product Manuals Finder Add-on/Extension and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Product Manuals Finder from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Product Manuals Finder on the affected browser.

Step 4: Reset Internet Browser to completely remove Product Manuals Finder

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Product Manuals Finder. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Remove Product Manuals Finder from Google Chrome

One way to remove Product Manuals Finder from Google Chrome is simply to delete the Extension. Please follow these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome program.

2.  In the address bar please type this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. On left side bar, click on Extension.

4. Find the entry ProductManualsFinder as shown in the image below. Click on the Trash Icon located on the right part of the extension. Confirm the removal if it prompts.

Chrome Extension

Another way is to reset Google Chrome to default settings. This is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing Product Manuals Finder.

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down, then click Show advanced settings

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset Settings section.

5. Click on Reset Settings button. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by Product Manuals Finder. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also download Chrome Cleanup Tool from this page. A stand-alone reset tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Product Manuals Finder. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Reset Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Product Manuals Finder should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Product Manuals Finder and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please see add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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