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How to remove SafeFinder (ads, banners, deals)

* What is SafeFinder

* Download SafeFinder Removal Tool

* Remove SafeFinder manually

* Remove SafeFinder from Google Chrome

* Remove SafeFinder from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove SafeFinder from Internet Explorer

* Uninstall SafeFinder from Windows 10

* Uninstall SafeFinder from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall SafeFinder from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Safe Finder - is a typical browser extension, that can be installed with freeware and shareware. As many adware it shows a lot of ads, pop-ups, and may redirect your links to another website, where you can install other malware without noticing it. It also creates it's own files in registry, so removing this extension becomes harder. Don't be deceived, this is not a helpful software, and if you find it on your computer, delete it immediately.

SafeFinder intrusion method


SafeFinder installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (SafeFinder). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. SafeFinder copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is safefinder.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name SafeFinder and value safefinder.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name safefinder.exe or SafeFinder. Also, it can create folder with name SafeFinder under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation SafeFinder starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove SafeFinder immediately.

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Features of Removal Tool

* Removes all files created by SafeFinder.

* Removes all registry entries created by SafeFinder.

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* Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.

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* Removes all files created by SafeFinder.

* Removes all registry entries created by SafeFinder.

* Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.

* "Toolbar Remover" tool will help you get rid of unwanted browser extensions.

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* Technical details of SafeFinder threat.

* Manual SafeFinder removal.

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How to remove SafeFinder manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with SafeFinder, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally, missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by SafeFinder.

To get rid of SafeFinder, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• axinterop.wmplib.dll
• chromehost.exe
• fiddlercore.dll
• googlechromeremoteplugin.dll
• htmlagilitypack.dll
• interop.shdocvw.dll
• interop.wmplib.dll
• linmsl.exe
• lrcnt.dll
• lrcnta.exe
• mactrackbarlib.dll
• microsoft.mshtml.dll
• microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll
• microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll
• microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll
• microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll
• microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll
• ndde.dll
• newtonsoft.json.dll
• productsremovaltool.exe
• regasm.exe
• safefinder.exe
• sgml.dll
• sgmu.dll
• sidb.dll
• siem.dll
• sipb.dll
• sismlp.dll
• smartbar.common.dll
• smartbar.communication.dll
• smartbar.communication.namedpipe.dll
• smartbar.gui.controls.dll
• smartbar.gui.docking.dll
• smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll
• smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll
• smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll
• smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
• smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
• smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll
• smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll
• smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyremover.exe
• smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyservice.dll
• smartbar.personalization.common.dll
• smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll
• smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll
• smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll
• smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll
• smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.weatherplugin.dll
• smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll
• smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll
• smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll
• smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
• smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll
• smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
• smartbar.resources.translations.dll
• smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_22.dll
• smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_23.dll
• smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_24.dll
• smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_25.dll
• smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_26.dll
• smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_27.dll
• smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll
• smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
• smartbarversionshelper.exe
• smta.dll
• smtu.dll
• spbe.dll
• spbl.dll
• sppsm.dll
• spsm.dll
• spup.dll
• spusm.dll
• srau.dll
• srbhu.dll
• srbs.dll
• srbu.dll
• sreu.dll
• srgu.dll
• srns.dll
• srom.dll
• srpdm.dll
• srprl.dll
• srpt.dll
• srptc.dll
• srptm.exe
• srpu.dll
• srsbs.dll
• srsbsau.dll
• srsl.dll
• sruhs.dll
• srus.dll
• srut.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use SafeFinder Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Run
    Value: Browser Infrastructure Helper
    Data: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\SafeFinder.exe

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use SafeFinder Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall SafeFinder related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for SafeFinder entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version of Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If SafeFinder won't uninstall or gives you error message, that you do not have sufficient rights to do this, perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use SafeFinder Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find SafeFinder in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu, choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate SafeFinder or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find SafeFinder

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find SafeFinder related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove SafeFinder extension from your browsers

SafeFinder in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to SafeFinder. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.

  • Choose SafeFinder or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective SafeFinder removal use SafeFinder Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find SafeFinder and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm SafeFinder removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extensions locate SafeFinder.

  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like SafeFinder are very widespread and, unfortunatelly, many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like SafeFinder.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with SafeFinder and safefinder.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: safe finder

When I open crome then instead of opening google it automatically opens and further if I try to open any other site , does not open. Please give me its permanent solution.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: safefinder (safe search)

it overtook my chrom's home page and default search engine. i tried everything ... even reinsalled chrome browser ... couldn't delete it.
ps: i have no credit card .. so i require only free solutions plz.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Safe finder by Linkury

my browser been hacked by Safe Finder

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: can't get rid of Safe Finder

I downloaded Spybot and even though I unchecked all the boxes I ended up with Safe Finder. I uninstalled but it keeps coming up. How do I get rid of it?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: want to remove safe finder

want to remove safe finder

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: get rid of safe finder

wnat safe finder off my machine

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: need to delete

the place to click to delete it has been disabled

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: it won't go away

I tried to change my homepage to new tab page and my default search engine to google. But it just won't go away.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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