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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How to Manually Get Rid of key-finder.com?

Why Should key-finder.com be Removed?

Key-finder.com is a browser hijacker which can take over users’ browsers after breaching into their systems stealthily. Key-finder.com presents itself as a search tool. You may wonder how this uninvited guest pops up and take control over your browser completely. Since key-finder.com can modify your browser and your homepage, which enable it to appear on your browser, there is no doubt that every time opening your affected browser, you are always greeted with key-finder.com page.

This adware may use cookie or other tracking technologies to collect associated information your browser makes available whenever you visit any website. You are not supposed to take it slightly. Given the fact that it comes secretly: 

1) It comes secretly and runs on your browser automatically;
2) It alters your browser settings compulsively;
3) It keeps popping up and rerouting your webpage;
4) It may lead to superfluous ads and suspected links;
5) It may bring in other malicious applications.

To sum up, for the sake of both the browser and a healthy networking environment, you are suggested to get key-finder.com removed as soon as possible.

How to Rid key-finder.com Easily?

key-finder.com Manual Removal Tips:

Step A: Reset system DNS
1) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel)
2) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.
3) Right click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.
4) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.
5) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

Step B: Reset your browser

Take IE for example :
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Result’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Step C. Show hidden files

1) Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
2) Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

Step D. Delete associated registry values

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe" 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes"="random"

Step E. Delete associated files

%UserProfile%\Programs\ AppData \[Random Charateristc].exe 

%UserProfile%\Programs\Temp\ [Random Charateristc].dll 
%UserProfile%\Programs\ AppData\roaming\ [Random Charateristc].dll

Video Guide for Manual Removal

Good to Know: If you run into any puzzle and you fail to uninstall key-finder.com off your browser, you could feel free to download SpyHunter to get professional help.

key-finder.com Automatic Removal Tips:

Step A. Download removaltool SpyHunter


Step B. Install SpyHunter after downloading

Step C. Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

Step D. Show the scan result and then delete all detected item

Manual removal is an efficient way to get rid of key-finder.com.  But if you are not familiar with manual operation, please feel free to start a key-finder.com automatic removal with SpyHunter from here right now!