If you notice that homepage always starts with Key-Find.com and default search engine is changed to search.yahoo.com, you should beware that your computer is infected with a browser hijacker. You are recommended to get rid of this hijacker immediately and completely as it may cause lots of computer troubles.
What is Key-Find.com? (Key-Find.com redirect introduction)
Key-Find.com is classified as browser hijacker, which is designed to promote its services and deliver advertisements. Key-Find.com is compatible with almost all popular browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once in, Key-Find.com stealthily modifies default settings including homepage and search engine so that it can more conveniently promote ads within browsers. Key-Find.com replaces your search engine with the purpose of hijacking your searching. If you use Key-Find.com engine unscrupulously, you may be bombarded with tons of advertisements when browsing websites. With the passage of time, you may experience slow computer performance and browser crashes as too many junk files eat up system resources and internet resources. Although Key-Find.com is not malicious, it may lead you to malicious websites through its popups.
Why should you remove Key-Find.com from your PC?
To create better traffic for its partners, Key-Find.com always redirects your searching to dubious websites. After being infected with Key-Find.com, you are very possible to be led to malicious websites containing trojans and rootkits. As a result, your system is easily attacked by various types of computer viruses such as ransomware and rogueware. Although Key-Find.com is not full of horrible computer viruses, it opens the door for malware infections.
Moreover, lots of computer users report that Key-Find.com creates lots of ads which are related to their recent searches. It seems that Key-Find.com knows what they are interested in. as a matter of fact, Key-Find.com is responsible for recording your browsing activities and collecting search queries secretly. Key-Find.com is also a tracing cookie for assembling personal information. In other words, your online bank account and password can be remembered by Key-Find.com after you use them on shopping website. If Key-Find.com sends the information to cyber criminals, there is a great threat on losing money.
To make sure your online security, you are strongly recommended to get rid of Key-Find.com as soon as you can.
How to Remove Key-Find.com Hijacker from IE/FF/Chrome?
Step 1 Remove Key-Find.com from control panel
(Remove unknown programs from control panel for Key-Find.com can be bundled into unknown programs.)
Step 2 Remove Key-Find.com from browser
(It is necessary for you to check whether Key-Find.com roots in all browsers installed on your computer. once you find Key-Find.com related add-ons and extension in your browsers, remove them immediately)
Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
(Key-Find.com has the ability of taking a comeback due to its caches and leftovers. If you want to completely eliminate Key-Find.com, you need to delete its registries manually or choose a cache cleaning tool-Cloud System Booster to completely remove Key-Find.com.)
Malware prevention tips
(Redirect virus may bring other malware infections without your knowledge. to make sure your computer security, you need to scan your computer with an antivirus on your computer. this article takes Anvi Smart Defender as an example.)
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Key-Find.com related programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Key-Find.com related programs, and hit Remove.
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Key-Find.com related programs, and click on Uninstall.
First of all, choose the browser installed on your computer.
1 Go to Chrome menu > tools> Extensions >
Find and delete Key-Find.com related add-ons from the list.
2 Click Chrome menu > tools>Settings>On startup >Set pages>
mouse-over to Key-Find.com and click the X symbol to remove it and add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
3 Click on Settings>Appearance>Change.
Remove Key-Find.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol(you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL).
4 Click Chrome menu> Settings>Search>Manage search engines…>
Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> and remove Key-Find.com from the list.
5 Please close your Google Chrome, right click on the shortcut, in the drop-down menu, please select Properties.
In Shortcut tab, please remove “http://Key-Find.com….” from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file. Nothing more.
After removing Key-Find.com redirect virus, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
Cloud System Booster v3.2 is a new version of Cloud System Booster developed by Anvisoft team. Asides from keeping original features of cleaning and optimizing computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files, Cloud System Booster v3.2 increases some new functions, such as Cloud Sync, Toolbar Manage, and GB File Remover. The Cloud Sync is cloud technology applied to synchronously update the database for more efficiency. Increased Toolbar manager is able to help remove any malicious or unwanted toolbar/browser add-on from IE, Firefox & Chrome. And the GB File Remover is used for finding GB Files stored on the machine to remove any unwanted file and release more disk space.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
Click on the Quick Scare button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clear button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
Malware prevention tips
Key-Find.com redirect may bring further infectious and redirect you to infectious websites. In this case, you are exposed to other horrible computer viruses. Cyber criminals are very possible to dropping Trojans or rootkits on your computer through malicious websites. Therefore, it is necessary for you to scan your computer using an antivirus program to make sure the nonexistence of other malware after you remove Key-Find.com.
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.
BTW, if you choose the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender, Anvi AD Blocker capable of effectively blocking malicious advertisements and fishing websites is available for you. Compared with free version, the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender increases the functions of Web Guard, Behavior Guard, USB guard and Adware Guard, which prevents you from computer viruses in all directions.
Or you can Download Anvi AD Blocker (http://www.anvisoft.com/ad-blocker.html)> Install and run the program> Click MORE on top right of the main screen then select Settings> Click on Blacklist> Hit Add URL>Hit Add and close the window> Click Apply to save all changes.
Recommend for Slow PC
Over time and registry junked-up, computer becomes slower and slower. When systematic natural resources are gobbled up gradually, computer users need to clean the junk files so as to keep their computers running at optimum performance.
Anvi Ultimate Defrag newly developed by Anvisoft team is designed to integrate four common functions of repairing disk errors, cleaning up junk files, defragging and optimizing the hard disk drive volumes. It is light to install and efficient to defrag. Optimizing your computer, Anvi Ultimate Defrag helps your PC run faster.
Anvi Ultimate Defrag: http://www.anvisoft.com/ultimate-defrag.html