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How to Remove Hot-Finder.com Redirect (Hijacker Removal Guide)?

Hot-Finder.com is a browser hijacker which replaces the homepage and default search engine. The problem is that Hot-Finder.com causes lots of popups within browsers. Are those ads harmful to your system? If so, how could you remove Hot-Finder.com from your PC? Keep reading. This article provides you an instruction on removing Hot-Finder.com
 

Basic information of Hot-Finder.com

 
Hot-Finder.com sneaks into targeted computers without seeking any approval. Once in, Hot-Finder.com modifies the default settings of browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. As a result, you start with Hot-Finder.com as homepage no matter which browser you use. When you want to search something through engine, you are also forced to use a strange engine provided by Hot-Finder.com. It seems that Hot-Finder.com totally takes a control of your browser. Most computer users have no idea how and when Hot-Finder.com comes into their system. Generally speaking, there are three ways to spread Hot-Finder.com.
 
(A) Hot-Finder.com always comes bundled with freeware or shareware applications, which smoothly land on your computer while the freeware or shareware applications are installed on your computer.
(B) Hot-Finder.com is able to be spread through spam emails, which disguises itself as an attachment or link embedded in the spy emails.
(C) Hot-Finder.com can also be propagated through malicious links. Cyber criminals are able to plant it in hijacked websites.
 
Hot-Finder.com
 

Impacts of Hot-Finder.com hijacker

 
Hot-Finder.com implants its engine into the system for the purpose of hijacking your searching. It is difficult to find the difference of Hot-Finder.com which apparently looks like a legit search engine like Google Chrome. However, after using Hot-Finder.com engine, you will be bombarded with advertisements. Various ads are displayed with the search results. Most of them are related to your search queries so as to increase the chance of getting clicks from victims. Why Hot-Finder.com expects you to click on it ads? As a matter of fact, some of them are sponsored links. Hot-Finder.com makes money from each click on its ads.
 
You can get nothing from clicking on ads by Hot-Finder.com but trouble. Hot-Finder.com is not responsible for the safety of ads it promoted. Therefore, you have a great chance of getting infected by horrible computer viruses through Hot-Finder.com. Once you access to the ads of Hot-Finder.com, you may be redirected to a totally strange website which may contain trojans and rootkits. Furthermore, if you find popups related to your search queries when you browse websites, you should beware that your computer is infecting with tracing cookies. Cyber criminals take advantage of Hot-Finder.com to spread malware and then steal your money. If you are attacked by key logger, your sensitive data is totally exposed.
 

How to Remove Hot-Finder.com Redirect (Hijacker Removal Guide)?

 
Step 1 Remove Hot-Finder.com from control panel
 
(Remove unknown programs from control panel for Hot-Finder.com can be bundled into unknown programs.)
 
Step 2 Remove Hot-Finder.com from browser
 
(It is necessary for you to check whether Hot-Finder.com roots in all browsers installed on your computer. once you find Hot-Finder.com related add-ons and extension in your browsers, remove them immediately)
 
Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
 
(Hot-Finder.com has the ability of taking a comeback due to its caches and leftovers. If you want to completely eliminate Hot-Finder.com, you need to delete its registries manually or choose a cache cleaning tool-Cloud System Booster to completely remove Hot-Finder.com.)
 
Malware prevention tips
 
(Redirect virus may bring other malware infections without your knowledge. to make sure your computer security, you need to scan your computer with an antivirus on your computer. this article takes Anvi Smart Defender as an example.)
 

Step 1 Remove Hot-Finder.com from control panel

 
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Hot-Finder.com related programs.
 
Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Hot-Finder.com related programs, and hit Remove.
 
Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Hot-Finder.com related programs, and click on Uninstall.
 

 

step 2 Remove Hot-Finder.com from browser

 
First of all, choose the browser installed on your computer.
 
Google Chrome
 
1 Go to Chrome menu > tools> Extensions >
Find and delete Hot-Finder.com related add-ons from the list.
 

 
2 Click Chrome menu > tools>Settings>On startup >Set pages>
mouse-over to Hot-Finder.com and click the X symbol to remove it and add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
 

 
3 Click on Settings>Appearance>Change.
 
Remove Hot-Finder.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol(you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL).
 

 
4 Click Chrome menu> Settings>Search>Manage search engines…>
Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default&gt and remove Hot-Finder.com from the list.
 

 
5 Please close your Google Chrome, right click on the shortcut, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.
 
In Shortcut tab, please remove “http://Hot-Finder.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file. Nothing more.
 
Speedial.com Chrome
 
Mozilla Firefox
 
1 Reset homepage
 
Tools> Options> General> Delete Hot-Finder.com>OK.
 

 
2 Reset settings
 
Click Firefox>Help(on Windows XP, click the Help menu)>Troubleshooting Information.
 

 
ClickReset>Finish.
 

 
3 Right-click on the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select.
 
In Shortcut tab and remove “http://Hot-Finder.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Firefox executable file.
 
Speedial.com FF
 
Internet Explorer
 
1 Reset homepage
 
Tools> Internet Options> General > Delete Hot-Finder.com>Apply.
 

 
2 Reset the settings
 
Go to Tools> Internet Options>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset button.
 

 
Reset Internet Explorer settings>check Delete personal settings>click on Reset
 Close>OK

 
3 Please close your Internet Explorer, right click on the shortcut, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.
 
In Shortcut tab, please remove “http://Hot-Finder.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Internet Explorer executable file. Nothing more.
 
Speedial.com IE
 

Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

 
After removing Hot-Finder.com redirect virus, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
 
Cloud System Booster v3.2 is a new version of Cloud System Booster developed by Anvisoft team. Asides from keeping original features of cleaning and optimizing computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files, Cloud System Booster v3.2 increases some new functions, such as Cloud Sync, Toolbar Manage, and GB File Remover. The Cloud Sync is cloud technology applied to synchronously update the database for more efficiency. Increased Toolbar manager is able to help remove any malicious or unwanted toolbar/browser add-on from IE, Firefox & Chrome. And the GB File Remover is used for finding GB Files stored on the machine to remove any unwanted file and release more disk space.
 
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
 
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2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
 
Click on the Quick Scare button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clear button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
 

 
Malware prevention tips
 
Hot-Finder.com redirect may bring further infectious and redirect you to infectious websites. In this case, you are exposed to other horrible computer viruses. Cyber criminals are very possible to dropping Trojans or rootkits on your computer through malicious websites. Therefore, it is necessary for you to scan your computer using an antivirus program to make sure the nonexistence of other malware after you remove Hot-Finder.com.
 
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer.
 
The new version of Anvi Smart Defender integrates all-round positive guard including file system guard, network guard and the newly added anti-hacker and anti-exploit. It can not only protect your PC system from damages and loss due to infections but can also prevent your computer getting infected via remote access guard, remote execute guard and anti-exploit. Furthermore, the newly added Anti-hacker in this version will check all related system services and settings to ensure the computer system is safe from potential hacker attacks. The new version decreases your chance of being attacked by hacker. If any risky items detected, one-click solution is provided to help fix all, while you can also choose the item to ignore as per your personal needs.
 
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Popup ads are very common on the internet. But you may never know how harmful the adware is until such time that it takes control of your PC. The adware may collect your privacy information and deliver it to third parties, which may cause monetary loss. So, we highly recommend you block these popup ads using Anvi AD Blocker.
 
Anyhow, according to your needs, you can enable or disable AD blocker in the extension list of Chrome (Chrome menu>Tools>Extensions).
 
Ad blocker
 
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