How to uninstall (remove) Safe Finder

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What is Safe Finder?

Safe Finder is a browser hijacker that comes without the user’s knowledge. Safe Finder is not a virus, but this program can deliver a lot of trouble, so this program is a Potentially Unwanted Program. When Safe Finder comes to the PC, it changes the homepage and search engine on search.safefinder.net. After that, all search results will be replaced and Safe Finder will begin displaying advertising content, such as banner ads, coupons, links to other sites and advertisements. Also, Safe Finder significantly reduces computer speed and load on the processor. Safe Finder collects your personal data such as passwords of credit cards, browsing history, and so on. All of this information may be disclosed to third parties. Safe Finder copies its files to the system folders to make removal difficult. If you found this infection on your PC, we recommend you to remove Safe Finder immediately.

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How Safe Finder gets on your device?

Safe Finder penetration scheme is very similar to the penetration of other malware. As a rule, Safe Finder comes bundled with other free software. Always need to be vigilant and monitor the process of installing programs to prevent infecting your computer. Also, you need to carefully read the terms of use. Don’t rush to press “Next”. First, make sure that the program is safe. Also, you can use special programs that will help you to protect your PC.

How to remove Safe Finder from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Also, you can try to remove Safe Finder manually.

Step 1: Remove Safe Finder from Applications/Control Panel

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Safe Finder or Safe Finder Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Any Search from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Windows XP:

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

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

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Safe Finder and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Remove malicious entries from Profiles (Mac)

Skip this step if you are Windows user

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on unsigned and suspicious profiles on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

mac profiles

After that remove Safe Finder from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Safe Finder from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Safe Finder or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click the Chrome menu (3-dots icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Safe Finder.
  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 Safe Finder.
  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 Safe Finder.
  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.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Safe Finder:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following 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
system.data.sqlite.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Safe Finder\

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

11 thoughts on “How to uninstall (remove) Safe Finder

  1. well that was a waste of time – I have this in firefox suddenly, but it is NOT under control panel and it’s not in firefox add-on, extensions, plug-ins, or anywhere

    So how the hell do I remove it if I can’t find it where you say to look?

    complete waste of a web page and time!!!

    1. It means you have already removed it, or your antivirus program did it. What you have left? If you have search hijack – use free Avast Browser Cleanup utility to reset browsers settings.

  2. I think what Gaz is saying is “we get a prompt that tells us that the program can’t be found and therefore can’t be removed. Ta-DAh!” But there it is in the browser popping up adds and having a good ole time. I hesitate to go to the website and download the program so I can uninstall it…. ?????

  3. I removed Safefinder by using System Restore. I simply went back to a Restore point a few days before Safefinder appeared on my computer.

  4. Thanks a lot to the author of this page and video!! Malware like this is just so annoying. Eventually uninstall it successfully!! It’s so helpful!!!

  5. I have it on my MacBook but I can’t find the app in the application section and I don’t know how to restore my stuff before I had this. Can someone help me please

    1. try to reset browser’s settings and removes malicious entries from profiles:
      Launch System Preferences
      Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
      Choose AdminPrefs profile (or other suspicious entry), click “-“ icon and enter password.

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