Findwide is a potentially unwanted program, which can also be known as a browser hijacker. Once it gets inside its target PC system, it may start causing various unwanted activities. You may start dealing with redirections to search.findwide.com and other unwanted websites, slow downs, unbearable pop-up ads and similar activities. For getting ability to initiate them, this program needs to affect all web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and others). It mostly does that with a help of freeware and shareware that allows such distribution technique in exchange for money. In addition, Findwide may change the homepage, the default search engine, the new tab page and the bookmarks list. Be aware that these changes are mostly used for initiating redirections to predetermined websites and helping them to increase visitors' traffic and other indicators. Nevertheless, you can't be sure that it won't redirect you to an insecure websites that may lead you to the infiltration of other suspicious software. Besides, Findwide and similar programs may try to track your browsing habits, mostly visited websites, data that you enter when visiting them, etc. It sai said that this information is collected in order to show relevant search results and commercial advertisements for PC users. Nevertheless, we don't recommend to ignore such activity on your computer.
To sum up, we do not recommend keeping Findwide or Findwide Toolbar on your computer or using it for your search sessions. If you decided to keep search.findwide.com as your default search engine or as your start page, you should take into account that you may start suffering from a great amount of pop-up ads and other interrupting things. In addition, this program may start tracking your browsing habits and may share this collected data with unknown parties. If it has showed up on your computer without your permission asked, you should waste no time and remove it. You can do that with a help of SpyHunter or other reputable anti-spyware.
Findwide is one of those search engines that are actively propagated via bundling and similar ways of distribution. The first thing that you have to remember is that there are hundreds of freewares that have been convinced to include some optional installs into them for monetization purposes. In order to get ability to see them and then opt out of them, you should select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. Also, you should follow every installation step very closely and opt out of suspicious components. If Findwide manages to get inside the system, it may change some of your system's settings that my lead you to the appearance of search.findwire.com instead of your default search engine, homepage and bookmarks. Please, do NOT ignore these changes because they clearly show that your PC is infected. You have to remove Findwide ASAP.
If you suffer from continuous redirections to search.findwide.com, you are infected with Findwide virus. In order to remove it, follow these steps:
You can remove Findwide automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Findwide or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Findwide registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 03/20/15 04:59;
information updated: 03/20/15 04:59