Do you find numerous Find Search Window Ads show up in the search results when you do a search on the web? Don’t know why your web pages are full of unwanted pop-up ads? Read more and you will learn how to remove Find Search Window Ads from your PC completely.
About Find Search Window ads:
Find Search Window is a potentially unwanted program that from the Adware.BrowseFox family. It is able to change the default browser settings including the homepage and search engine and install some add-ons to the browsers. If this software is installed on your machine, you may find the default homepage is changed to http://searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net/ and then you are redirected to Yahoo. Almost all browser including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari may be affected by this app. This ad-supported application injects advertisements into the search results on search engines. So you will receive numerous advertisements related to what you search in the search results.
The software may collect your personal information so as to serve third parties. Your online activities including your search queries, websites visited, how long you stay there and what products you are concerned about and so on will be gathered by the software and sent to third parties for commercial purposes. In this way, third parties can send you personalized content and advertisements. Moreover, your personally identifiable information such as your full names and address may be shared with third parties. To prevent your computer from other cyber threats and protect your personal information, we suggest you uninstall the unwanted adware from the PC as quickly as you can.
Attention: Sometimes the adware may install some toolbars or other unnecessary programs that occupy your system resources and slow down the computer performance. It may be difficult for you to find them out completely if some of them don’t appear on the desktop or the Add/Remove Programs list. To fully find and clear them, you’re suggested to use a professional removal tool to scan your PC and delete the threats automatically.
How to prevent your computer from Find Search Window ads?
Commonly, the adware, spyware, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs can be distributed by being bundled with other third-party applications. Thus, to avoid such unwanted programs in the future, you need to pay attention when downloading and installing programs from the Internet. When there is Custom Install or Recommended Install for you to choose during installation, Custom Install should always be your first choice because it allows you to decline some “special offers” that you don’t need at all.
In addition, read the EULAs and privacy policies carefully when you installing a program. If the agreements contain content that you don’t want to accept, cancel the installation and then find another program instead.
It is also important to keep a real-time anti-virus/malware program on your machine to safeguard the system against cyber threats. A good firewall can help block suspicious programs and prevent malware effectively.
How to get rid of Find Search Window Ads from your computer?
Quickly Remove Find Search Window Ads with SpyHunter (Recommended for all users)
SpyHunter is able to detect and remove malware including adware, spyware, Trojans, rootkits and other cyber threats with industry-leading technology. It can scan for all the files and registry entries of the potentially unwanted program and clear all of them completely. Follow the guide below to automatically remove the adware by using SpyHunter:
- Make sure that both its product version and DB version are the newest versions before scanning your system. Close all running files, folders and applications and then click Scan Computer Now button to scan your PC.
- The scanning usually takes several minutes to complete. The scanning may be displayed as the image below:
- When the scan is complete, all the items associated with the adware will be displayed in the search results. Click on Fix Threats to remove all of them. (Note: You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to completely delete the threats.)
Manually delete Find Search Window Ads (Recommended ONLY for advanced computer users)
If you have had experience in manually delete the adware or other unwanted programs or even malware, follow the guide below to fix the problem by yourself. The steps below show you how to completely remove the pop-up ads brought by adware.
Step1: Uninstall the adware via Windows control Panel
- Press the Windows key to open the Start menu, click on the Settings.
- Click on System and then click on App & features on the left side. The installed apps will be displayed on the right side.
- Select the unwanted program and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Uninstall button on the pop-up window to confirm.
- Press the Windows Key to open the Start Screen.
- Type control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel in the results.
- Click Programs and features under View by: Large Icons or Uninstall a program under View by: category.
- Find the adware program or other suspicious programs, and click Uninstall button.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the removal.
- Click on Start button, go to Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program under Programs (View by: category.) or Programs and Features (View by: Large Icons).
- From the installed programs, select the adware or its related programs and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- When all the programs are displayed, find the unwanted program and click on Remove button to get rid of it from the PC.
Step2: Delete leftover files and registry entries of Find Search Window
Note: The traditional uninstall via Control Panel may not completely remove some files and registry entries of the unwanted software. Follow the instructions below and you can remove the junk data left by the adware.
※ Delete the files and folders of the adware:
To do this, you need to go to ProgramFiles folder and AppData folder.
Type the texts below in your Start menu search box or Run to open the folders one by one.
Search for any folder with the name of Find Search Window and delete them if there is.
※ Empty the Tempt folder:
Enter the following texts one by one in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter:
When the Temp folders open, you need to clear the files in the folders. Some files might be used by some running software or Windows services. If you’re prompted that they can’t be deleted, just ignore the message.
※ Remove the registry entries of the adware:
Enter regedit in your Start menu search box or Run box and then click on regedit under Programs in the results to open Windows Registry Editor.
Click on Edit and click on Find (or use “CTRL + F”) to bring up the Find window.
Type Find Search Window in the editable field next to “Find what:” and click on Find Next button or press F3 to search. Once an item is found, read to make sure it is a link to that program. Right click on it and select Delete to clear the item.
Continue clicking on Find Next button or pressing F3 and deleting items pertaining to the adware program, until all relevant registry entries are gone.
Step3: Remove suspicious add-ons/extensions/toolbars from browsers
The adware may install certain toolbars or extensions to the web browsers to display advertisements. You need to remove the toolbars or add-ons added by the unwanted program from your browsers.
- Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
- Under type of add-ons, select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Find any add-on related to Find Search Window, and then click Remove button to delete it from IE.
Note: If you use Edge browser, extensions aren’t available in Microsoft Edge at this time.
Click on the Chrome menu button at the top-right corner of the browser and click on More Tools and the click on Extensions.
All your installed Chrome extensions show up. Find the unfamiliar extensions and click on the trashcan icon to remove them.
Click Tools or the Firefox menu button and choose Add-ons to open the Add-ons Manager page.
Choose the Extensions on the left side. If any add-on that is associated with the unwanted program is found, click the Remove button to delete it.
Click on “Opera” at the top left corner and select Extensions and then Extensions manager.
In the Extensions page, find any unknown extension that may be installed by the adware and remove it from the browser.
Click the Safari menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Preferences from the menu.
In the window, select Extensions tab. If any unwanted extension related to Find Search Window is displayed there, select it and then click Uninstall button.
Step4: Clear browsing cookies and cache
To completely clear the download data of Find Search Window, you follow the steps below to clear the browsing data and cache from your browsers.
Click on Safety and then select Delete browsing history…. from the drop-down menu.
Tick the checkboxes of Temporary internet files, cookies and website data, history and other items that may contain the information of the adware and then click on Delete button.
Click on the Chrome menu icon and then select More Tools -> Clear browsing data…..
Choose the proper timeframe and all relevant items such as Browsing history, Download history and Cookies and other site and plug-in data that need to be deleted and then click on Clear browsing data button.
Click on History and then choose Clear Recent History… from the pull-down menu.
In the pop-up window, select the proper time range. Go to Details section, check the checkboxes of cache, cookies, browsing and download history and so on. Then click on Clear Now button.
Click on the main menu and go to Settings.
Click the Privacy & security tab on the left sidebar.
Click the Clear Browsing Data… button under Privacy.
From the dialog, you can check what you would like to delete (browsing history, download history, cookies, cache, or passwords) and how far back in time you would like to do so.
Click on the Safari menu and then select Preferences.
Click on Privacy tab and click on Remove All Website Data…..
Select the desired time range, and then click Remove Now.
If you are Safari 7 and below user, click on the Safari menu and then select Reset Safari….
Select the items you want to reset, and then click Reset.
As of Safari 5.1, remove all website data includes both cookies and cache.
Attention: With the steps above, you can completely remove Find Search Window ads from the computer. But keep in mind that modifying the registry information is quite risky because any wrong deletion of valid or vital registry file could lead to terrible consequences to your system. If you are not sure about the manual removal of Find Search Window, we suggest you use a third-party removal tool instead.
The following video offers a complete guide for Find Search Window Adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!