What is Search.findwide.com?

Search.findwide.com is an irritating browser hijacker that may be installed on your computer without your consent and take control over your Internet browsers. It will alter your browser settings to change the homepage and new tab page to search.findwide.com. It will also block your attempts to use other search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo, forwarding you back to search.findwide.com, thus forcing you to use it as the only search source. It can go further, as the browser hijacker is able to install ungainly toolbars and malicious add-ons on your browser. Search.findwide.com will also record your preferences and analyze your Internet activity. To ensure the security of your PC and keep your sensitive information private, you should remove search.findwide.com from the system.


How Search.findwide.com gets on your PC?

As a rule, search.findwide.com is distributed via malicious websites and spam emails. Sometimes, it is also bundled with freeware programs, and it is even more frequent. You should bear in mind that there are many freeware developers who agree to include some optional installs into their installators for gaining revenue. You can check if there is any by selecting Custom or Advanced installation type. Also, you should read every installation step and the EULA and decline the installation of suspicious components once it becomes possible.

How to remove Search.findwide.com from your computer?

To uninstall Search.findwide.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall Search.findwide.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.findwide.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com.
  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 Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com 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 Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com, 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 Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com 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.

After that remove Search.findwide.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Search.findwide.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com.
  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 Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com.
  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 Findwide Toolbar or Findwide.com.
  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 Search.findwide.com:

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