- Name: key-finder.com
- Command or File Name: * ren time:*
- Threat Type: Browser Hijacker
- Also Detected as: Hacktool.Keyfinder
- Affected OS: Windows XP, Win Vista/7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
- Affected Web browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera
What is key-finder.com? Brief Details on key-finder.com
Key-finder.com is a malicious domain categorized as a nasty browser hijacker virus which is registered on 04 April 2004 and updated on 08 May 2016. This domain is registered by the Finest Names organization which claims to provide an offer for users website name. However, all its promises are fake and it just aims to mislead computer users in order to get their personal information and used them for malicious purposes. It is an another dubious website which works like the infamous redirect virus named Search.nu virus.
Besides, key-finder.com forces PC users into visiting its sponsored sites when clicking on the links provided in its website, so that the hackers can use the artificial traffic in order to boost their affiliate payments. The malware comes bundled with some free software that you download from unfamiliar sources. Once it gets inside your machine, it will reset your Internet browser settings. As a result, it can be free to add lots of malicious extensions and useless plugins. Although, key-finder.com takes up high system resources, remarkably slow down your PC speed, and stops you from doing something on your machine.
Later, this redirect virus opens up the computer backdoors for the con artists, thus, other nasty infections gets inside the system and damages the infected PC seriously. It may alter the default homepage and the start-up page to its phishing site operated by the cyber crooks. Meanwhile, key-finder.com infection comes with an evil purpose to divert users to different ad-supported domains so as to make profits from them. However, you may not pay more attention to these infections until you notice the machine becomes strange and bizarre. The threat aims to mess up all your web browsers including Safari, Firefox, IE, Chrome, Edge and Opera completely and threatening your privacy.
What happens when your PC gets infected with key-finder.com?
Once gets inside, key-finder.com virus will be configured to automatically start whenever you start the Windows. It will frustrate the computer users by flooding their system screen with intrusive popups, ads and bogus system alerts. Researches has shown that the malware may have the ability to make your system vulnerable to the remote attacks that might result in loss of money. Also, it can disable the installed antivirus program and blocks the firewall. Therefore, in order to protect your PC from more damages, it is strongly recommended to delete key-finder.com from an infected system as soon as possible.
Know How to Uninstall key-finder.com Manually From Windows PC
In order to do it, it is advised that, start your PC in safe mode by just following the steps:-
Step 1. Restart your computer and Press F8 button until you get the next window.
Step 2. After that on the new screen you should select Safe Mode option to continue this process.
Now Show Hidden Files As Follows :
Step 1. Go to Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Folder Option.
Step 2. Now Press View Tab >> Advance Setting category >> Hidden Files or Folders.
Step 3. Here you need to tick in Show hidden files, folder or drives.
Step 4. Finally hit Apply and then OK button and at the end close the current Window.
Time To Delete key-finder.com From Different Web browsers
For Google Chrome
Steps 1. Start Google Chrome and hot Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings option.
Step 2. Here you need to select required search provider in Search option.
Step 3. You can also manage search engine and make it your personalize setting by clicking on Make it default button.
Reset Google Chrome Now in given way:-
Step 1. Get Menu Icon >> Settings >> Reset settings >> Reset
For Mozilla Firefox:-
Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox >> Setting icon >> Options.
Step 2. Press Search option and pick required search provider to make it default and also remove key-finder.com from here.
Step 3. You can also add other search option on your Mozilla Firefox.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Step 1. Choose Settings >> Open Help Menu >> Troubleshooting >> Reset Firefox
Step 2. Again click Reset Firefox to eliminate key-finder.com in easy clicks.
For Internet Explorer
If you want to remove key-finder.com from Internet Explorer then please follow these steps.
Step 1. Start your IE browser and select Gear icon >> Manage Add-ons.
Step 2. Choose Search provider >> Find More Search Providers.
Step 3. Here you can select your preferred search engine.
Step 4. Now Press Add to Internet Explorer option >> Check out Make this my Default Search Engine Provider From Add Search Provider Window and then click Add option.
Step 5. Finally relaunch the browser to apply all modification.
Reset Internet Explorer
Step 1. Click on Gear Icon >> Internet Options >> Advance Tab >> Reset >> Tick Delete Personal Settings >> then press Reset to remove key-finder.com completely.
Clear browsing History and Delete All Cookies
Step 1. Start with the Internet Options >> General Tab >> Browsing History >> Select delete >> Check Website Data and Cookies and then finally Click Delete.
Know How To Fix DNS Settings
Step 1. Navigate to the bottom right corner of your desktop and right click on Network icon, further tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.
Step 2. In the View your active networks section, you have to choose Local Area Connection.
Step 3. Click Properties at the bottom of Local Area Connection Status window.
Step 4. Next you have to choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and then tap on Properties below.
Step 5. Finally enable the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and tap on OK button apply changes.
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