September 16, 2014

How to remove Icanfindthis.com virus. Search hijack

Icanfindthis.com virus is a web search hijacker that can alter default settings of web browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer. The Icanfindthis.com search malware is integrated with your browser very silently with the help of Trojans or corrupt installation packages from Internet. Anyhow, as soon as it gets inside your PC, the http://Icanfindthis.com becomes your homepage and default search engine. from now on, whenever you open a new tab window or if you try to search on Google.com, the virus will replace your search results with Icanfindthis.com search engine. The new replaced or redirected destination webpage will show bunch of advertisements and other commercial content. This is actually URL hijacking which is supposed to show you non-professional but spammy webpages. Besides this, if your computer has been infected by Icanfindthis.com malware, all your personal data is on the risk and all your browsing activities are being monitored by this bug. You must uninstall Icanfindthis redirect virus and block its processes.

Common Symptoms of Icanfindthis.com infection:

→ This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
→ They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
→ Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
→ Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
→ Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
→ Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
→ Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
→ Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
→ Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Icanfindthis.com

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Icanfindthis.com if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Icanfindthis.com if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Icanfindthis.com and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Icanfindthis.com manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Icanfindthis.me in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\


Icanfindthis.com virus removal tool


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