Netfindersearch.com is a rather mysterious tool since there is no information about its creators, the application’s policy on privacy issues, and so on. Nevertheless, our specialists were able to test the search engine themselves, and as a result, they came to a conclusion it should be classified as a browser hijacker. It appears to be the threat could alter your homepage, default search provider, or even new tab page settings just to convince you to surf the Internet with Netfindersearch.com. Behind this behavior, there might be a particular reason, but we will talk about this later in the text. Thus, if you would like to know more about what we have found out during our research we encourage you to continue reading the article and get to know this application better. At the end of the text, there will be deletion instructions as well to help users who wish to erase the browser hijacker do so manually.
First of all, let us begin by explaining how Netfindersearch.com could end up on your browser. Our specialists believe the browser hijacker might be distributed through bundled software installers that users could receive while visiting unreliable file-sharing web pages, e.g., malavida.es, descargar.es, filewin.com, and so on. Consequently, some of the users who encounter this threat could install it without even realizing it. Some bundled installers do not show additional software suggestions unless you pick the advanced installation settings. Therefore, if the user decides to rush the process and go with the automatic installation, he may never learn he will receive more than just one program. Next time, we would advise you to keep this in mind and review all available information on the setup wizard most carefully, especially if the installer comes from torrent or another unreliable file-sharing website.
What happens when Netfindersearch.com settles in? The affected browser might start loading the search engine instead of your previous homepage website or redirect you to it when you submit a search query. Since the application looks quite similar to other browser hijackers alike, e.g., Search.searchlttrn.com, Search.yourpackagesnow.com, and other, we believe it could show suspicious advertising content, such as irritating pop-ups, banners, sponsored links, and so on. For instance, the ads might be injected into the displayed results or placed on top of the opened website. Besides being irritating, the advertisements might also endanger the system as they may promote similar or even more dangerous threats, malware, fictitious surveys, and other potentially harmful content. Sadly, we cannot be certain because there is no information about the application that could prove or deny these suspicions. Still, if you would rather not take any chances, we advise you to replace Netfindersearch.com with a more reliable search engine immediately.
There are two ways to remove the browser hijacker, and both of them are rather easy. For starters, you could reset the browser as it is explained in the deletion instructions located below the text. If this does not eliminate Netfindersearch.com, you could employ a reliable antimalware tool, set it to scan the system and wait for the results to show up. Once the check-up is complete, the user should get not just a report, but also a deletion button. Clicking it should allow the antimalware tool to remove all its detected threats at the same time.