I wrote this article to help you remove Findingresult.com. This Findingresult.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Browser hijackers are a menace and being infected with one will cause you many problems. They completely ruin your browsing experience, mess with your settings, meddle in your decisions, wreck your system, but, above all, expose your privacy to risk. This is what Findingresult.com does as well. As a member of the browser hijacker family, it follows the same pattern. Don’t let the name “Findingresult” fool you. It does, in fact, find and provide results, just not the ones you were looking for. Instead, it floods you with sponsored links, whose only purpose is to generate Web traffic and gain profits for crooks. This is only one of the issues you will have to deal with if you don’t take immediate measures to remove this pest. And our advice is to do it as soon as possible and not give the hijacker any more time on your PC. Because, you should know, it will take advantage of every second until it completely smashes your computer.
From the moment it slithers in, this parasite starts working. And by working, I mean wrecking. First, it attacks your browser default settings by installing a malicious extension to them. Of course, your consent is neither required nor needed. The said extension works perfectly for the three most popular Web browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. So, whichever you were using is now infected, hence unreliable. Switching from one to another won`t help you either. Once your browser is infected you can`t surf online safely anymore. Also, the hijacker alters settings according to its preferences, not yours. It replaces your homepage and search engine with its own domain, which is very problematic. Findingresult.com becomes your new search engine but it cannot be trusted. The results it will show you are not safe at all. As mentioned, the only results it generates are sponsored ones with an aim at monetary gain.
Avoid all the engine shows you and all the hijacker throws your way, in general. If you accidentally click on a link or on an ad you automatically get redirected to more malicious pages, which may conceal more malware. In a matter of minutes, you may infect your already compromised machine even more. The hijacker displays a lot of annoying ads, which are also risky and may lead to another infection if you click on them. The sponsored link combined with the countless commercials just make your browsing experience impossible. And as a result of all these interruptions your PC performance worsens. Lagging, slow speed, frequent crashes and freezes are among the issues you will encounter. And when you add to this equation the security risk, you just cannot sit quietly without taking measures.
The hijacker jeopardizes your privacy. It spies on you in the background from the moment it enters. It monitors everything. From IPs, email addresses, and browser history/results/queries to usernames, passwords, and accounts. It not only monitors them it also keeps them. It keeps gathering information until it deems it has enough and after that, it sends it its authors. The crooks who published it. From this moment on you can consider you private online life no longer private. Cybercriminals in possession of your personal and financial information cannot lead to a positive outcome for you. You may fall victim to a financial fraud or, if you are particularly unlucky, to an identity theft. Don’t let the hijacker go that far. Delete it upon discovery and keep your privacy safe. To manually remove the parasite, please follow our removal guide below.
Besides deleting the parasite you are currently stuck with, make sure you won`t get infected with another one. Think of how the hijacker managed to enter your system. These infections are sneaky and masters in tricking people. They rely on smart infiltration tactic to go around you unnoticed but there was a point when you could have prevented that. It is a fact that your consent is needed when it come to their entering and you must have given it if you are currently in this situation. Don’t rush to blame yourself, though. The hijacker doesn’t openly ask for your approval. It tricks you. Most often, it uses freeware and shareware bundles. It hides in them and when you agree to download them you agree to the hijacker`s installation too. Unless you carefully check the entire bundle you cannot know what you are agreeing to install. The risk is even higher if you use illegitimate download sources.
Opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones, which give you speed but are more unreliable. Choosing the Advanced settings will give you control over the installation process. Aside from freeware/shareware bundles, hijackers also use spam emails. Again, you have to be extra vigilant when receiving strange emails. Do not rush to open them. If they look suspicious delete them right away. As you can see, it all comes down to your vigilance. If you are careful enough you may notice the threat before having infected you which is much better that removing it later.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Findingresult.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Findingresult.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.