Remove icanfindthis.com virus

I need help. I have an adware on my computer that sets my home page to icanfindthis.com. It shows a “Search This” box that is very similar to Google. I have no idea how this virus have entered my computer since the PC is equipped with antivirus program.

This icanfindthis.com adware or virus as someone may call it bothers my browsing. It seems that it interacts with the way how I browse the net. The adware may be collecting data from my search because later on it will launch a link containing my search keywords or phrases. icanfindthis.com offers a new search on its own way.

Please help me remove this browser redirect or hijacker from the browser. I have look at the programs, add-on, extension, and plug-in but haven’t seen any apps relevant to icanfindthis.com. With the virus scan I have run on my computer, I can say that it is helpless.

I want to restore Windows to a previous point but I am not certain if it will resolve the problem. Moreover, I am worried of losing programs that were present on the computer. Please tell me what to do.

Ryan

1 Response

  1. benzkid says:

    Hello, to remove unwanted plug-ins, extensions, or add-ons from the browser, you need to scan the computer with tools like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Avast Browser Cleanup.

    http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/malwarebytes-anti-malware

    First, you need to download and install the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the given link below. Make sure that you have updated the database before running a scan. Everything that MBAM deleted aside from icanfindthis.com should be removed.

    Next, download and run a scan with Avast Browser Cleanup. This tool was developed to remove malicious code on the browser including toolbar, hijacker, redirects, pop-ups, and so on. Normally it will advise you to remove ‘risky’ items. So, when the tool recommends removal of certain plug-in, just carry on. You can download the program here:

    http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/avast-browser-cleanup-download-and-usage

    Hope this helps you.