How to Remove Personal Finder Search (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove Personal Finder Search. This Personal Finder Search removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Personal Finder Search is a classic member of the browser hijacker family. If you have it on board, prepare yourself for tons of issues. Hijackers are a menace. They bring along nothing but problems and headaches. Personal Finder Search is no different. If you give it enough time on board, it will ruin your browsing experience completely. So, don’t keep it. Delete it as soon as you realize it is there. How do you know that you are infected? Well, there are signs. The biggest one is the appearance of the Searchingfast.com page. The site and the hijacker go hand in hand. If you all of a sudden start seeing Searchingfast.com, be sure that you have a parasite on board.

The hijacker redirects you to the shady page all the time. This is your clue. Once Searchingfast.com takes over your browsers, accept the fact you are dealing with a cyber pest and start looking for a way out. The sooner you get rid of the infection, the better. Do not procrastinate and do not ignore the risk Personal Finder Search poses. Speaking of risks, you face both malware and privacy one. Aside from demolishing your online activities, the hijacker also threatens your personal data by spying on you, collecting all that it can and sending it to the crooks who published it. Do yourself a favor and clean your PC immediately. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it.

The privacy risk is without a doubt your biggest problem but there are others as well. Like we said, your web surfing is not the same anymore. Your every online move is interrupted by the hijacker. The Searchingfast.com page becomes your online shadow and you see it at every turn. It even replaces your previous homepage and search engine without your permission. Also, it is not the only shady site you are forced to visit.

Remove Personal Finder Search
The Personal Finder Search Virus

Because of the hijacker, you get redirected mostly to dodgy sites. What do you think that means? You are always exposed to more and more malware. A single click is all it takes for you to worsen your situation. Click nothing. Don’t invite more infections on your PC. The same goes for the countless ads that cover your screen on daily basis. Those are also there because of the pesky hijacker. Avoid them as well. The last thing you need is more parasites on your already compromised and underperforming machine. The only way to get rid of the redirects, the ads and the privacy risk is to remove Personal Finder Search. We can help you with that. Use our removal guide below. Follow the steps in the exact order given and your machine will be infection-free soon enough.

How did you get infected with Personal Finder Search? Do you know how the hijacker entered your system? It slipped by you because you were not careful enough to spot it. The most common tactic hijackers use is called freeware bundling. Pay extra attention when installing free programs off the web. Do not rush but take your time to read what you are about to install. Don’t skip the fine print, aka the Terms and Conditions. Be more vigilant.

Opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Standard ones. This way you will be able to see if there are other programs attached to the original one as well as deselect them. Such extras are usually malicious and attached by hackers. Don’t let them fool you. Choose caution over carelessness and protect your PC. All infections pray for your negligence and haste to succeed. Don’t grant them.

Personal Finder Search Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Personal Finder Search from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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