How to uninstall (remove) Positive Finds

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What is Positive Finds?

Positive Finds – adware browser extension for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. It was developed to display ads, pop-ups, banners in users browsers. It inserts ad modules that say “Ads by Positive Finds” or “by Positive Finds” on e-commerce sites and they are irrelevant and annoying. Some users experience problems uninstalling Positive Finds. In this article I will show you how to remove Positive Finds from your computer and browsers.

positive finds ads

How Positive Finds gets on your PC?

Positive Finds adware comes bundled with freeware downloads or with so-called downloaders on software portals. You can be offered to install different adware along with program you downloaded initially. If you do not spot this offer at the end you will have Positive Find secretly installed in all your browsers. Decline such offers or search for reliable sources.

How to remove Positive Finds from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

Download Norton*Trial version of Norton provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Norton.

Alternative Solution:

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

 

Download Norton
 

You can try both of these products to remove Positive Finds

Or uninstall Positive Finds manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Positive Finds.
  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 Positive Finds 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 Positive Finds, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Positive Finds from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Positive Finds.
  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 Positive Finds.
  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 Positive Finds.
  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:


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Then remove following files:


PositiveFinds.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Positive Finds

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

1 thought on “How to uninstall (remove) Positive Finds

  1. I tried this and it worked for Internet Explorer but did not work for removing Positive Find from Chorme. I resorted to uninstalling and re-installing Chrome, this worked.

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