FileFinder is a shady torrent client that is supposed to allow you to download pirated content, such as movies, TV shows, games, applications, and much more. However, we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program because we have received reports of malicious activity on the part of this program. Our research has revealed that many anti-malware apps detect it as a malicious program and remove it. Additional research has revealed that it seems that this program is likely to download malicious software such as Trojans and ransomware on your PC. So it looks like a highly unreliable application, and if you want in-depth information about it, please continue reading.
We have found that this program was published by a company known as Webitar Production Inc. This program has a website at Webitar.biz. Interestingly, this site claims that this program is “dedicated to providing creative web design and online advertising solutions with straight focus on client.” While we did not see ads while testing this program, we would not be surprised if it did. Shady torrent clients are apt to feature ads in their interface, but FileFinder does not look like it has a place to show them, so whether it can show ads remains an open question.
In regards to this program’s distribution, we found that it has a dedicated website at Find-files.org, but it is currently down. Nevertheless, we have received reports that this program is still being distributed somehow because users continue to find it on their computers as it seems to come out of nowhere. We believe that it might come bundled with third-party applications. The bundles may feature a malicious installer that hides the presence of additional software such as FileFinder and installs it secretly. Some users have suggested that this program may come from Tech-connect.biz, which is a browser hijacker that promotes questionable websites in its search results. Therefore, it is entirely plausible that FileFinder can be hosted on a third-party software distributing website and promoted via Tech-connect.biz.
As mentioned in the introduction, this application might download malicious software on your computer. We do not know the nature of this malware and whether it comes with the torrents that you download from FileFinder. It is also possible that the malware is downloaded in the background automatically. Therefore, we are not surprised that this program is being detected as malware or, more precisely, adware. However, again, when we tested this program, we did not see any ads, but it is possible that this program will feature them in the near future. This program is unreliable, and its shady developers must use it to make money somehow because it does not look like it provides a useful service.
After analyzing this application, we concluded that it is a potentially unwanted program. At present, there is no concrete evidence that it definitely distributed malicious software, but the possibility for it to do so is there. Furthermore, it may show commercial advertisements but its GUI does not look like it could support this feature, so it may interact with the web browser to show you ads while you browse the web. Since many anti-malware applications detect it as malicious, we recommend that you delete it manually by running its uninstaller. We have included a manual removal guide below, so do not hesitate to make use of it.