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I wrote this article to help you remove gamesFinder Search Extension. This gamesFinder Search Extension removal guide works for all Windows versions.

If you notice the gamesFinder Search extension appended to your browsers, prepare for bad news. Your machine is no longer infection-free. There is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in your system. The word “potentially”, though, it totally unnecessary.

The PUP is unwanted indeed. It may promise a lot of benefits but it falls short on every promise. Do not believe a word it says. If it was helpful, it wouldn’t have been a member of the cyber infection family. It causes nothing but problems, both minor and major. Do not wait long enough to experience them all. Once you spot the gamesFinder Search extension, find where the PUP is lurking and delete it on the spot. The longer it stays, the worse your situation gets. Do yourself a favor and clean your PC. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it. Act fast. Delays lead to regrets.

Once in, the nasty PUP appends its malicious extension to each of your browsers. There is no an immune browser. They all get infected and injected with ads. Yes, the infection bombards you with commercials on daily basis. Every page that you load is completely covered with ads in all shapes and forms. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners, deals, offers, in texts, pop-ups, coupons, video ads, etc.

Do you know why you are being drowned in a sea of adverts? It is not because the PUP wants to enhance your online shopping. Of course, not. It wants you to click on the ads so that the crooks behind it can earn pay-per-click revenue. You are their sponsor. Each of your clicks, fills their pockets. But this is not the worst part.

Remove gamesFinder Search
The gamesFinder Search Virus

The PUP has no verifying mechanism which means that anyone who is willing to pay can use it to promote. Needless to say, hackers take advantage. They use it to spread malicious content online as well as scam pages. Be extra careful next time you see an irresistible offer as is it probably a scam. Especially if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Do not fall into the trap. Don’t click on anything.

Nothing you see is reliable and a single click on the wrong link may result in you inviting more malware on your already infected computer. Because of the PUP, you are constantly a single click away from more infections. This, of course, ruins your previously normal online activities. You are not able to surf the web at peace anymore. Do not put up with all this and delete the intruder ASAP. Once it is gone, everything will get back to normal. Do not hesitate. Follow our guide below and clean your PC.

How did you get infected with the PUP? Well, you may not remember it, but you gave the infection permission to enter. Do not be too hard on yourself, though. The pest didn’t ask openly. It tricked you. It probably arrived bundled to another program which you downloaded off of the web. This is called the bundling method and it is very effective because most users tend to throw caution to the wind when installing programs. This is their mistake.

Blindly clicking “next/next/finish” leads to infections. You do not know what you are allowing to enter your PC. Pay more attention. Read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them because they may hide some misleading clauses which you are not okay with. If you skip reading them, you press “I accept” and then you cannot change that. Always think in advance when it comes to protecting your PC. Negligence leads to infections. Vigilance keeps them away.

gamesFinder Search Extension Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove gamesFinder Search Extension from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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