My Search Finder sounds like an extension that is meant to help search the web and find useful results. It also sounds like a tool that can personalize the results and make the web search more efficient overall. Of course, it is not a good idea to judge an application by its name because names, descriptions, and first impressions are exploited by malware developers, distributors, and schemers. According to our research team, this extension, although it claims to help surf the web, is nothing more than an advertising tool, and if you use it, you are likely to be flooded with all sorts of ads and sponsored links from unknown parties. Can it help you surf the web? To some extent, it can, but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages greatly, and that is why you want to consider deleting My Search Finder from your Google Chrome web browser. If you already have your reasons to remove this PUP (potentially unwanted program), check out the guide below. If you want to learn more, continue reading.
You might have been introduced to My Search Finder via its official download website, mysearchfinder.co. Did you come across this website when looking up search tools and useful extensions? That is unlikely to be the case. Most likely, you were redirected to this page when you clicked a misleadingly attractive advertisement or link. You also could have been redirected to the download website via another unreliable site. Even though an official website exists, it does not offer a direct installer. Instead, it simply redirects to chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-search-finder/fcidhmbdkndbihbdadlnoadmpiomhlnd at the Chrome Web Store. This is where you are informed that the PUP can read your browsing history and also change your search settings. According to our research team, My Search Finder changes the default search provider to search.mysearchfinder.co. If you use this tool, every time you are redirected to Yahoo Search (search.yahoo.com), but the results are modified and, therefore, we do not recommend clicking them.
We hope that you installed My Search Finder on its own, in which case, it should be enough for you to just follow the manual removal guide below. However, if you used a malware scanner to inspect your operating system, and if threats were detected, you need to think about implementing anti-malware software. We suggest installing it in any case because besides automatically removing threats it also can secure your operating system. Even if you remove My Search Finder manually, can you be sure that you will be able to prevent other PUPs and more serious threats from attacking you in the future? Speaking of the future, securing your system is not the only thing you need to think about. When time to install new extensions and programs comes, we hope that you will be more cautious and spend some time doing research to ensure that you know what you are getting yourself into before the installation.