What is Findr?

Findr is a toolbar that is supposed to improve your Internet browsing experience. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The toolbar comes with a separate search bar and a few shortcuts to weather, news channels, YouTube and other websites that you may customize if you want to. Findr is not a malicious computer infection, but the general consensus is that you would be better off without it as well. Therefore, remove Findr from your computer to make sure that you do not get exposed to malware.test

Where does Findr come from?

To tell you the truth, Findr is part of a huge browser plugin family. It is developed by Conduit Ltd, and therefore, the plugin is available for download at This domain is the main website where you can download a huge number of customized Conduit browser extensions. However, just like with the most of the browser plugins, the official website is not the only place where you can download it at. More often than not Findr is downloaded with freeware applications from non-official websites. For example, it may come with shareware games and other applications that may not be extremely necessary, but the users just want to have them.

During the installation, Findr does not get into your system surreptitiously. This browser plugin prompts you about the oncoming installation, and you can choose whether you want your home page and your default search engine changed to and Findr Customized Web Search. According to Findr, it makes use of the customized Bing search, but that does not mean that you can trust this extension blindly.

Why is Findr dangerous?

Although the extension itself is not a computer virus, it may be configured to display links to commercial and even corrupted websites, because the toolbar and the plugin itself does not review the links that it promotes. Not to mention that the extension may significantly slow down your Internet and your overall computer performance so you should definitely remove it from your PC.

How to remove Findr?

It is not hard to remove Findr from your computer. You need to remove the application via Control Panel, and then restore your default browser settings.

Manual Findr Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program and remove anything developed by Conduit.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove anything related to Conduit.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove programs and uninstall anything related to Conduit.

How to remove Findr from Browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Under General tab, change your home page and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Remove Findr from Toolbar and Extensions and click Search Providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Findr Customized Web Search. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go Options.
  2. Under General tab, change your home page address and press OK.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of the search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines from the drop-down menu.
  5. Remove Findr Customized web search from the list and press OK.
  6. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and a new tab will open.
  7. Disable and remove Findr from Extensions.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove Findr. Click Settings on the left.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup. Click Set pages.
  4. Change your home page and press OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  6. Set a new default search engine, delete Findr Customized Web search and press Done.

After manual removal, you are advised to run a full system scan with SpyHunter scanner in order to make sure that no other potentially unwanted programs are installed on your PC. Do all it takes to protect your system from dangerous infections.

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