What is Mans-find.org?
Mans-find.org is a website targeting users living in Russia primarily because the content it provides users with is entirely in this language. Probably because of the language it uses, it is the most popular in Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Even though this website is kept on browsers by these people willingly and looks quite trustworthy, it, by any means, cannot be called a reputable page. Instead of calling Mans-find.org trustworthy, specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com classify it as a Russian browser hijacker. It has been placed into this category because of its ability to appear on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers without a user’s consent. Actually, not all the users see Mans-find.org in browsers’ URL bars. It has been found that different domains are used to perform redirections to this website too. In other words, it does not matter that there is a different address visible in the URL bar, it will keep causing redirections to Mans-find.org every time the browser is launched unless a browser hijacker infection is fully deleted from the computer.
What does Mans-find.org do?
Mans-find.org shares similarities with such Russian websites as Workno.ru, Funday24.ru, Time-to-read.ru, and Smartinf.ru. As has already been mentioned, it tends to appear on browsers’ without permission just like these dubious websites. Second, it cannot be called a reputable website because it might provide users with the commercial content and untrustworthy third-party links. The start page of Mans-find.org might itself contain untrustworthy links and they might also be placed on the search results page which is opened after entering a search query in the search box. According to security specialists, clicking on these ads and links provided by Mans-find.org might be quite dangerous because they are known to be able to cause redirections to unreliable places on the web. On top of that, specialists have found proof that this website can collect information about users because it uses a certain script (https://api-maps.yandex.ru/2.0/?load=package.standard&lang=en_US). Originally, it is used to determine users’ geographical locations, but, theoretically, it might be possible to gather other details about users with its help too.
Our researchers have also decided to put Mans-find.org into the category of browser hijackers because they have found that important changes are made in the system registry to set this web page on all browsers. More specifically, an autorun registry is added (it can be found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). This modification is made to make sure that this website does not disappear from its place after the system restart. It is not the only change made by this browser hijacker. Users who get infected with this threat also find a new shortcut Вoйти в Интeрнет.lnk on their Desktops opening Mans-find.org. Of course, users are not told about any changes that are going to be made on the computer in advance. Believe us, only browser hijackers act like this.
Where does Mans-find.org come from?
Users usually find Mans-find.org set on their browsers because a browser hijacker successfully enters their computers. It is waiting for users on P2P websites in most cases. Specialists say that this infection might be spread in a different way too. As research has shown, it might be dropped by a Trojan infection. Unfortunately, this browser hijacker rarely travels alone. According to specialists, it often comes together with Amigo browser, Mail.ru, Kometa browser, Searchgo, Torrent Search, and other suspicious applications. This software cannot be trusted fully, so do not forget to delete it too together with Mans-find.org. You can protect your browsers from unauthorized changes other suspicious websites might apply in the future by installing a security application on the computer. This, of course, does not mean that you no longer need to be careful yourself.
How to remove Mans-find.org
Mans-find.org will not disappear after setting a new website in its place or resetting browsers to their default settings because it makes changes in the system registry too, as has been mentioned in the article. On top of that, a shortcut opening Mans-find.org is available on Desktop too. Follow the step-by-step instructions prepared by our specialists to fully get rid of the infection keeping Mans-find.org set on your browsers. You can also allow a trustworthy automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter to find and erase all the threats from the system for you.
Remove the Value from the registry key and the shortcut left
- Press Win+R.
- Type regedit and tap Enter.
- Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Locate the Value having the Value data "explorer "http://Mans-find.org" (there might be a different URL).
- Right-click on it, and then select Delete.
- Close the Registry Editor and check Desktop.
- Delete Вoйти в Интeрнет.lnk from there.
Reset browsers to their default settings
- Open your browser.
- Press Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click the Reset button.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
- Click Refresh Firefox located at the top.
- In the pop-up window, click the Refresh Firefox button once again.
- Open the Chrome browser.
- Click the button in the top-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Find Show advanced settings at the bottom and click it.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click Reset in the window that shows up on your screen.
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