Findwide is a virus, which should also known as browser hijacker. Once it gets inside the system, it can start redirecting your searches to search.findwide.com and other unwanted websites. For that, it affects all browsers (IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are included) and changes homepage, search engine and bookmarks list. Be aware that such redirections are used to increase the traffic to insecure websites and track users' browsing habits in order to show relevant search results and commercial advertisements. That's why we do not recommend keeping Findwide or Findwide Toolbar on your computer or using its promoted search engine for your search sessions. If you keep search.findwide.com as your default search engine, you may suffer from a great loss because it may start tracking your browsing habits and steal your personal information, such as loggins, passwords and banking details.
Findwide virus is propagated via several ways of distribution. The first one includes free applications that always have some optional installs included for monetization purposes. However, malware and spyware applications have also been noticed spreading Findwide on the Internet. As soon as it gets inside, this virus changes some of computer's settings that make search.findwire.com to appear instead of user's 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, check your PC with updated anti-spyware first of all. In this case, try using STOPzilla or SpyHunter. Additionally, uninstall Findwide or Findwide toolbar and fix your browsers:
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.
Uninstall Findwide and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
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.
Remove Findwide from Windows shortcuts
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.
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Information added: 08/14/14 07:53;
information updated: 08/14/14 07:53