I wrote this article to help you remove Shop-finditquick.com. This Shop-finditquick.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The appearance of the Shop-finditquick.com site is bad news. This page is a clear sign that your machine is infected with a nasty browser hijacker. The hijacker has already managed to slither on board and it is the one, forcing this malicious site on you. Do not mistake the Shop-finditquick.com page for the hijacker itself. It is not the infection, it is a warning. It`s the pest`s way of cluing you in. Heed that warning and act on it. Once you spot the page taking over your browsers, accept the fact you are infected and start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place. As soon as you find it, delete it on the spot.
This infection is not welcome in your system. It causes nothing but troubles and headaches. It meddles in your settings without your permission. It turns your online activities into a nightmare. It slows down your machine. But most importantly, it threatens your privacy. The hijacker starts spying on you from the second it enters. It monitors everything you do online and collects sensitive data. Then, it sends it all to the crooks who published it. These strangers receive access to your privacy. Do you think this is a good idea? Of course, not. They are the last people who should have this kind of access. Don’t let them. Cut the hijacker`s stay short and you will earn the gratitude of your future self. Leave it be and you will regret it sooner rather than later.
The hijacker doesn’t need your permission to make modifications in your browsers` settings. That’s why it is called a hijacker. It makes changes as it sees fit. For instance, it replaces your previous homepage and search engine with its malicious domain. The Shop-finditquick.com is everywhere. Aside from being your new engine, you also get redirected to it at every turn. It appears when you open a new tab as well. It becomes your online shadow. But it is not alone. You are forced to visit many others just as shady sites now that the hijacker is in charge. This puts you at a huge malware risk. If you happen to land on an infected page, a single click is all it takes for you to download more infections on board.
The pest ruins your previously safe and enjoyable online surfing. You are always a single click away from parasites. Also, all of these shenanigans are getting on your nerves. You cannot find what you are looking for as you are constantly interrupted by redirects or bombarded with ads. Do not tolerate this. Put an end to it. Once you get rid of the hijacker everything will get back to normal. Your now exposed private life will be private again too. Act while it is not too late. Use our removal guide at the end of this article to help you deal with the infection manually.
Once you remove it, make sure you won`t get infected again. Ask yourself why you were infected this time? The answer is simple. Because you were careless and the hijacker slipped by you. Don’t make that mistake again. Hijackers rely on tricky methods to go around you and if you don’t pay attention, they succeed. Such methods are spam emails, fake updates, freeware bundles, malicious third-party ads, corrupted pages, unverified download sources, etc. Your caution is crucial. If you throw it to the wind, you get infected. If you do your due diligence, however, you spot the intruder on time and prevent it from entering. Make the right choice. Choose vigilance over negligence.
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.
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.
Here 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.
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 Shop-finditquick.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.