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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Manually Uninstall Hot Finder Browser Hijacker?

Should You Remove hot-finder.com?

hot-finder.com (Hot Finder) is a nettlesome browser hijacker which can take over users’ browsers by overriding their homepages and displaying irritating pop-ups constantly. Once installed, hot-finder.com does precisely what all browser hijackers out there do.


When you see hot-finder.com pops up all of a sudden and then won't go away from your browser, you should realize that your computer has been invaded by something with malicious properties. You will stumble over several unwanted inconveniences once targeted:

• Hot Finder comes secretly and overrides your homepage.
You will be slammed with numerous superfluous Ads.
• You may take forever to get navigation.
• Resetting / reinstalling the browser makes no progress to fix the issue.
• Various tools fail to drive this invader away.

Good to Know: Since there are so many transmission modes (such as spam email, free downloads, corrupt websites, unknown links/pop ups, some Trojan horses) available for hot-finder.com to sneak into your system, you are recommended to pay much attention while enjoying the internet. Especially you are suggested to choose custom installation while adding something new to your Programs.

How to Erase hot-finder.com Without Pain?

Solution 1: Hot Finder Manual Removal

Solution 2: Hot Finder Automatic Removal (SpyHunter)

Solution 1: Hot Finder Manual Removal

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"

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

Run into any puzzle? No worries, you could start a Hot Finder automatic removal with SpyHunter from here.

Solution 2: Hot Finder Automatic Removal (SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter


Step B. Install SpyHunter after downloading

Step C. Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

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Step D. Clean all detected items

Hope the manual tips could walk you through the hot-finder.com hijacker removal process. Should you run into any puzzle, to avoid unwanted damage, you are sincerely suggested to uninstall Hot Finder by starting an automatic removal with SpyHunter right now.