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So your computer has been infected with the annoying FindsPro virus? Then you’ve come to the right place. We have provided this article in order to shed some light on this nasty cyber threat and you can also find a detailed removal guide right bellow. FindsPro is advertised as a useful application which, according to the official website, will make online shopping a lot easier. Being a typical adware parasite though, the only thing FindsPro will bring you, apart from the numerous security issues, is a headache. Not only will your shopping experience not be enhanced, your entire Internet experience will be effectively ruined. FindsPro is also classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and it will soon justify that name. Long story short, this program is not something that belongs on your computer.
How did I get infected with?
Have you ever heard of bundles? Because having in mind that you got stuck with FindsPro on your device, it’s safe to assume there was some bundled freeware involved. As there isn’t a download option on the official website of FindsPro, obviously the virus needs other ways to enter machines. This should be your first red flag concerning this thing; most programs that don’t offer a download button on their websites, are unreliable. They travel the web using secretive and often unfair methods which brings us back to bundles. Unless you pay close attention to the installation process, downloading such a package of programs could be extremely dangerous. Always opt for the Advanced or Custom option in the Setup Wizard and avoid unverified websites. It goes without saying that reading the Terms and Conditions is highly recommended as well, even though it takes time. Getting rid of some pesky PC virus will surely take much longer. Another thing you should remember is to stay away from spam email-attachments and third-party web links as they might turn out to be corrupted and infect your device even further.
Why are these ads dangerous?
First and foremost thing you will notice when FindsPro finds you, are the ads. This is an ad-supported program which means its developers display you commercials to generate profit. The problem is, they put so much energy in that process that literally every web page you visit will be covered in ads. The virus shows you pop-up ads, pop-under ads, banner ads, in-text ads and so on till the point where browsing the Internet turns into a battlefield. There’s no getting rid of the ads unless you remove the virus that displays them. FindsPro works as a malicious browser extension that takes down the most popular browsers out there – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The virus needs this extension so it could bombard you with its coupons, discounts, offers and deals. Apart from the fact that these ads are incredibly intrusive and annoying, they are also unreliable. Hackers get paid to redirect you and they will; the problem is that you can never know where they will lead you. Clicking the ads might involve you in some cyber scam or even worse, let malware in your computer. FindsPro could serve as a back door to other infections and before you know it, your PC will be seriously compromised. Apart from that, the virus also collects as much personal information as it could, including passwords, IP addresses, email addresses, etc. and you probably don’t want any of that in the hands of hackers. The virus might even install some additional toolbars without your permission or suggest that you install malware disguised as program updates. Your online safety will be put at risk until you delete the stubborn FindsPro virus and our advice is to do that on the spot. However dangerous this virus may be, if you react fast enough, there’s nothing to worry about. To uninstall FindsPro manually, please follow the detailed instructions down bellow.
How Can I Remove FindsPro Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the FindsPro infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall FindsPro from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the FindsPro program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove FindsPro from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove FindsPro Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.