Price Finder virus
The Price Finder virus (also found as PriceFinder virus, Price Finder Toolbar, Price Finder Deals, Price Finder pop-ups, and others; though not technically a computer virus) is potential malware in the adware and browser hijacker category of compute threats. Price Finder infiltrates a Microsoft Windows computer and attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and browser extension without user knowledge and generates pop-up advertisements.
Once Price Finder is installed, the browser item will begin to replace existing internet browser settings and will appear as a yellow Toolbar at the top of an open browser window. The yellow Price Finder bar can be identified by the Price Finder logo on the far left of the interface and text that may claim the user has coupons for the currently visited website, as well as a button that may allow the user to show or hide coupons and other links. Once the button to show or hide coupons is clicked a list of coupons will appear that claims to have deals for the visited website and coupons will appear with a buttons that say to Activate Sale.
The yellow Price Finder bar (the bar may appear as a different color) displays unwanted pop-up advertisements, in-text ads, banner ads, and especially drop-down coupons advertisements.
Furthermore, Price Finder malware and other unwanted applications may violate user privacy by collecting and distributing sensitive user information without direct consent. Price Finder malware and third-party items have been reported to collect and submit user information to third-party marketing and mailing lists without user consent or knowledge. Some users have reported an excessive amount of email spam, junk mail, and have even complained of unwanted telephone calls from telemarketers concerning their recent internet browsing activity.
The Price Finder add-on and extension has the permission to access your data on all websites and access your tabs and browsing activity.
Price Finder adware (Price Finder pop-ups) and similar unwanted bloatware can ruin a computer’s functionality and internet browsing experience (often associated with unwanted browser redirections and start ups to websites such as Ask.com).
How does Price Finder malware get onto a computer?
Price Finder primarily bundles with third-party freeware and shareware. In some cases users are given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Price Finder adware and other items with wanted products; however, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a confusing manner and Price Finder will install without permission.
Price Finder also bundles with similar third-party adware. In some cases, third-party items such as CouponXplorer will display PriceFinder drop-down coupons while the actual Finder add-on is not present. Removing the third-party item has also removed third-party adverts from appearing while browsing the internet.
Price Finder adware can also be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of sources including getpricefinder.com and may hide inside third-party software and can be contracted from suspicious advertisements, email spam, torrents, etc.
How to remove Price Finder virus
This Price Finder removal guide will help you completely remove Price Finder virus, potentially unwanted programs, and malware. Get rid of ads by Price Finder on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer by following each step on this page.
- Step 1: Scan your computer for malware
- Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings
- Step 3: Uninstall Price Finder
- Step 4: Remove Price Finder browser attachments
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Step 1: Scan your computer for malware
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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.
4. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.
5. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer.
Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings
1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Price Finder using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
Step 3: Uninstall Price Finder
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).
2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for Price Finder. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.
4. Restart your computer.
Step 4: Remove Price Finder browser attachments
1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Price Finder extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Price Finder add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Price Finder add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.