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Remove My Forms Finder (Removal Instructions) - updated Jun 2018

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My Forms Finder – a questionable browser extension that offers free online forms

My Forms Finder sampleMy Forms Finder is a browser hijacker which is offered as a borwser extension

Questions about My Forms Finder

My Forms Finder is available as a toolbal which is compatible with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers. It was created by Mindspark Interactive Network[1] and is considered to be a potentially unwanted program, as it typically enters machines via software bundling. The app is promoted as the extension which allows users access governmental forms without bigger troubles. It is identical to GetFormsOnline.

SUMMARY
Name My Forms Finder
Type Potentially unwanted program/browser hijacker
Developer Mindspark Interactive Network
Distribution Official website, software bundling
Symptoms Increased amount of adverts, altered homepage and search engine, modified search results, etc.
Elimination Download and install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego; manual elimination instructions available below

Initially, though these extensions may seem to be highly practical, some users are annoyed by the fact that they have to go through the trouble to uninstall this toolbar. Furthermore, even if you find MyFormsFinder useful, hardly any of you will enjoy having their default search engine replaced with ask.comhp.myway.com or search.mysearch.com.

Another negative aspect of the toolbar is its tendency to collect information about your browsing habits and ignore “do not track signals.” It also tends to share collected data with business partners:

  • Authorized service providers;
  • Advertisers and Ad Networks;
  • Business partners;
  • Other IAC businesses;
  • Share with a friend/product specific features;
  • Other Situations;

There are some risks that might arise from using such search engine. Sponsored search results are not always trustworthy, and the author of the search engine is not liable for what third-parties share on their websites.

Some search engines filter search results, and it is safer to use these. According to My Forms Finder's Privacy Policy, the publisher of this tool:

may integrate, be integrated into, bundled, or be provided in connection with third-party services, feeds and/or content […] does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

In short, you should be careful when exploring third-party websites[2]. There is a risk to get misled to an insecure web page. Stay safe on the Internet, and if you feel that this search engine is not the right tool for you, simple remove My Forms Finder using instructions provided below the article. My Forms Finder imageMy Forms Finder extension might seem useful, but it threatens your privacy

Always pick Advanced installation mode when installing freeware

This browser add-on can be downloaded from its official website. Since Mindspark has a developed network, it may be also promoted as optional download program along with free applications. Thus, it is necessary to pay attention to the installation wizards in order to avoid unwanted applications. 

Make sure you check the reputation of the website that provides the download link; read reviews and users' comments. Furthermore, investigate the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy documents – you can find many informative statements about the functions and responsibilities of the software.

After all, select safe installation settings. It means that you have to skip the ''Default'' and ''Standard'' installation settings and rather choose ''Custom'' or ''Advanced''. These options allow you to manage the installation process and detect unwanted tools, and it means you will be able to drop off the additional applications if there are any attached. 

MyFormsFinder PUP

My Forms Finder removal tutorial

However, if you have already installed this browser add-on without realizing it, you can uninstall the toolbar using two methods. We have prepared MyFormsFinder removal instructions and provided them below the article. Follow them carefully to delete this browser extension from the system.

If you find these instructions troublesome, you can rely on the automatic method. Security tools will remove My Forms Finder within a couple of minutes. Note that this method does not restore the previous search tool; you will have to do so manually. All users, regardless whether you are a resident of Germany[3] or Netherlands, should be cautious of this tool as well.

Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn't do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of My Forms Finder can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.

Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.

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To remove My Forms Finder, follow these steps:

Remove My Forms Finder from Windows systems

If this extension appeared in the browser after you installed a shady extension, try to pinpoint it and uninstall it. You can do so via SettingsApps and Features or Programs and Control Panel (Windows 7). Find shady tools which contain “unknown publisher” and uninstall them.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall My Forms Finder and related programs
    Here, look for My Forms Finder or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove My Forms Finder from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

Eliminate My Forms Finder from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove My Forms Finder from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for My Forms Finder-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove My Forms Finder, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to My Forms Finder and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the My Forms Finder-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase My Forms Finder from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for My Forms Finder and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete My Forms Finder removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of My Forms Finder from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the My Forms Finder-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Uninstall My Forms Finder from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To remove MyFormsFinder from Firefox, launch the browser and follow the steps below. You can also reset Firefox.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select My Forms Finder and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete My Forms Finder removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete My Forms Finder from Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome and, using these instructions, remove MyFormsFinder add-on from Extensions tab. Reset your browser afterward.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select My Forms Finder and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete My Forms Finder removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove My Forms Finder from Safari

In Safari, you need to find and uninstall MyFormsFinder extension. The following guidelines will help you to complete this task.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for My Forms Finder or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by My Forms Finder, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete My Forms Finder removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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  1. CkInfluence7 says:
    October 22nd, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I installed this computer parasite because it promised it will help me to find forms to fill out in order to apply for the green card lottery. Sadly, I did not get any help from this app. So disappointing!

  2. ronaldoffan11 says:
    October 22nd, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Same here. It installed various browser extensions that caused many negative effects for my computer browser!!!
    By the way, has anyone tried SpyHunter? Should I download it? Is it really a good program? I feel like I cant trust anything on the web these days. I would like to hear some individual responses about this anti-spyware. Thanks

  3. Shane-bi says:
    October 23rd, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I also had this problem on my computer, but I did not install this app by myself. I have installed a PDF creator because I needed to merge several PDF files, and, of course, I chose traditional default option… As a result, this computer parasite has hijacked my system! I tried to uninstall My Forms Finder using the guidelines, but it looks like it didnt work out for me. So I decided to try SpyHunter. It is a superb anti-spyware. My Forms Finder is already gone!

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