How to uninstall (remove) PhraseFinder

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What is PhraseFinder?

PhraseFinder – potentially unwanted program that comes bundled with free software without the user’s consent. The main task of this program – it is spread in the form of advertising banners, coupons, and pop-up windows. This advertising may refer to popular sites such as Amazon, Walmart, LightInTheBox, and so on. PhraseFinder hijacks your browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) and starts to annoy the user while browsing. This advertising can occur at any time, and if you try to close it – you will be redirected to ad site. Also, PhraseFinder can substitute your search results, change the homepage, and other. PhraseFinder may collect personally identifiable information (e.g. history of the browsing) and transfer it to third parties. If your computer is infected with this program, you must remove the PhraseFinder now.

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How PhraseFinder gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as PhraseFinder, comes to your computer bundled with a free program like archivers, players, converters and other freeware. Some ad sites and sites that distribute free programs can insert adware and malware in their download managers. Potentially unwanted programs come without consent of the user, so users often don’t know that their computer is infected. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select “Advanced” installation type to avoid such problems. Take your time, do not press the “Next” button until then, until you aren’t convinced that the program is safe. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of PhraseFinder completely.

How to remove PhraseFinder from your computer?

To uninstall PhraseFinder remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have PhraseFinder in their database. You can try to use them for removing PhraseFinder.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to PhraseFinder – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as PhraseFinder.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove PhraseFinder

Or uninstall PhraseFinder manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PhraseFinder.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PhraseFinder and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PhraseFinder, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove PhraseFinder from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PhraseFinder.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose PhraseFinder.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable PhraseFinder.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


PhraseFinder.dll

And following folders


C:Program FilesPhraseFinder

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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