What is Expressfind.net?
Expressfind.net is a browser hijacker that our malware researchers recommend that you remove as soon as possible. Its sole purpose is to redirect web traffic to itself and force you to use its search engine which contains promotional links and advertisements. You ought to get rid of this infection not only because it automatically modifies your browser settings without permission, but also because its promoted content is highly unreliable as it may contain download links of malicious programs, such as adware. So read this description and you will know everything there is to know about Expressfind.net and how to delete it.
Where does Expressfind.net come from?
A new developer has recently appeared on the browser hijacker-development scene. Currently, we do not know its name, but all of its hijackers look basically the same and contain the same promotional information. It is claimed that this developer is based in Asia and that it is firmly positioned as global leaders in search engine marketing and web traffic generation. So this is what Expressfind.net is all about. Its only purpose is to make money for its developers and their clients and it will in no way improve your browsing experience.
Let us briefly discuss how this infection is disseminated. As a browser hijacker, Expressfind.net has limited distribution options. It requires an installer to automatically inject it into the browser, because Expressfind.net is just a website and does not feature an accompanying browser extension or program. And, such installers usually contain more than one malicious program and it may contain various adware programs bad toolbars, and so on. These kinds of malicious software bundles are usually featured on borderline legitimate freeware sharing websites. Therefore, it is recommended that you scan your computer for malware after you remove this hijacker.
How does Expressfind.net work?
Once you install a software bundle that contains this browser hijacker, Expressfind.net will automatically be set as the default homepage. This infection affects Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. To date, it browser hijacker’s such as this one do not affect the newly released Edge browser that comes with Windows 10. The reason it why Expressfind.net is considered a browser hijacker and not just another search engine is that it can prevent you from changing the homepage back to your previous homepage. However, the guide included at the end of this article will solve issue. So be sure to check it out.
How do I remove Expressfind.net?
So we hope that we have successfully established Expressfind.net as an infection that you will be better off without having. And why should it not be considered as malicious when it comes from a shady background and is bundled with malicious installers that inject it into your browser without your prior consent. Furthermore, its search results are likely to feature promotional links and advertisements of malicious websites and software. So, you should first try changing the homepage manually, and if that does not work, please refer to the removal guide provided below.
Expressfind.net removal guide
Rollback the modifications made to the browser’s Target line
- Right-click on the browser’s shortcut.
- Select Properties and open the Shortcut tab.
- Fix the Target line by deleting the added homepage address.
- Click OK.
Reset the browser’s settings to default
- Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click b.
- Select the checkbox.
- Click Reset and then click Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the dialog box, click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings and click Reset.
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