What is Finders Deals?
Finders Deals is a new Google Chrome browser extension that promises you best deal offers and coupons on online shopping sites, but, unfortunately, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have found that this is just another ad-supported program. As such, it is possible that it exposes you to unreliable third-party ads that could lead to further infections as well as being scammed by criminals if you land on malicious websites after clicking on one. Since this questionable tool does not seem to be available anymore from official source, it is most likely to sneak onto your system in questionable ways. This means that it is quite possible that this adware is not your only worry right now but at least one you know of. Our malware specialists say that this adware infection may change your new tab setting in your browser and promote a questionable search engine. In addition to that, it may also start displaying potentially unreliable third-party ads so your alleged "best deals" might turn into traps and take you to malicious pages. If you do not want to attract further malware threats, we advise you to remove Finders Deals as soon as possible. But before you set out to do so, let us tell you more about this infection and how it can pose a potential threat to your system.
Where does Finders Deals come from?
Although this browser extension has an official webpage at findersdeals.com and also used to be available from the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/finders-deals/agldfdcakdcjmodpgojfnmhodfedbagb, it seems that currently you cannot download it from any of these sources. On its webpage the download link simply reloads the page and nothing happens, which is a bit suspicious right away. The web store link returns with a 404 error page, which clearly means that this extension has been deleted from the store, too. Now, this is quite strange and only signals that you must be dealing with an unreliable piece of software. So, if you find this annoying adware in your Google Chrome browser, it is quite likely that you did not install it knowingly or in a legitimate way. Therefore, we advise you to delete Finders Deals from your browser.
Our malware specialists have found that this application may mostly spread as a "passenger" in a freeware bundle. Unfortunately, the kind of bundle this adware is distributed in is not really to be trusted. In fact, these packages could contain a number of other malware threats, such as browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted programs as well. This means that when you install such a malicious bundle, you infect your computer with a small "army" of malware infections that could slow down your PC as well as expose you to cyber criminals and their scams. This is why it is vital that you only use official and legitimate websites for downloading programs or updates. One click on the wrong third-party content (advertisement or link) on questionable pages and you could let such a lot loose on your system in no time. We suggest that you make sure that there are no other infections hiding on your PC after you remove Finders Deals. If you do not think you can manually handle this, we recommend that you use a decent online malware scanner to identify all the possible threats for you.
How does Finders Deals work?
Our specialists say that this adware program is practically the same as Torpedo Deals the only difference being that the latter may not show ads; therefore that extension is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This ad-supported program though displays all kinds of third-party ads, such as best deals and coupons whenever you are visiting online shops. This could, of course, be a great help financially if these ads were all trustworthy and for real. However, we have discovered that these ads might be sometimes unreliable. As you may know, unsafe third-party ads are always risky to engage with since you may easily drop infections directly onto your system or get redirected to malicious pages on newly opened tabs or in new windows. The flow of these ads can also be very annoying and distracting, but this is only the smaller issue as you can see now.
Apart from showing you questionable ads, this adware also sets api-client.mobitech-search.xyz, its own search engine, as your new tab page. You should know that this search engine page does not seem to function right now; however, it is quite possible that you would only be exposed to modified search results that could contain unreliable third-party advertisements and links. Again, clicking on such content could cause you a lot of trouble and you might even share important personal and banking details with criminals if you fall for a scam when you find yourself on a fake website run by crooks. Therefore, it may be time that you remove Finders Deals.
How do I delete Finders Deals?
It seems that this browser extension has no working uninstaller so you cannot eliminate this threat source via Control Panel. But do not worry because it is just as easy to remove Finders Deals from the extensions list of your Google Chrome browser. Please find our guide below if you are not familiar with this process. But do not stop at this point since you may have more to worry about if you scan your computer. We suggest that if you do not want to go after all other threats manually, you employ a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. It is also worth keeping all your software and drivers updated because that could save you from further malicious attacks, too.
How to remove Finders Deals from your browser
- Press Alt+F and navigate to More tools.
- Choose Extensions.
- Select the undesirable extension and click on the trash can.
- In the confirmation window, press Remove.
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