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Distribution: Medium   Threat Level:  

What is Search.SafeFinder.com Redirect?

Search.safefinder.com functions as adware 2nd generation invention. But search.safefinder.com has the capability to function as a browser add-on. Search.safefinder.com attaching technique empowers it to dock to another module and not only usera��s web browser.

Search.SafeFinder.Com Redirect Removal Instructions

Furthermore:

It offers a simple GUI with numerous features for example translation, a�?Quick searcha�?, safe browsing indicator and so on. The search.safefinder.com claims to operate as a distribution product which utilizes Linkury Search portal by way of monetization.

But…

In actual manner, Safefinder.com also known as Isearch.SafeFinder.net, search.safefinder.com and Linkury browser is a browser hijacker which is created by Linkury Inc. and is responsible for:

It is a cross web browser plugin for web browsers such as Mozilla firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and is distributed via several monetization platforms at the time of installation.

Quick Menu

  1. What is Search.SafeFinder.com Redirect?
  2. How To Remove search.safefinder.com with Anti-Malware Program?
  3. How To Remove Search.safefinder.com From Computer Manually?
    1. Remove Search.SafeFinder.Com Application Using Control Panel
    2. Remove Search.Safefinder.Com From Browsers
    3. Removal Of Registry Entries
  4. Preventions:

Some of similar browser hijackers are:

  • Detail Summary

    Detail Summery About Search.safefinder.com Browser Hijacker

    App Name Search.safefinder.com
    Description Search.safefinder.com is a free program that protect you from visiting malicious websites and help you to browse safer. It makes itself the default browser and changes were observed in services and tasks.
    MD5 AAD31308D3D0F389FF8321BC28CC4110
    Digital Signature N/A
    Geo Location US
    I.P. Address 216.18.218.34
    Environment Physical system
    Miscellaneous Tweaks US TimeZone
    Source Download link N/A
    Command Line argument {"packer":{"DistributerName":"APSFWakeNet","ChannelId":"3"},"Agent":{"SetAll":"true"}}
    Mule? (App Downloads additional applications) No
    Requires restart in order to function? No
    TOS N/A
    Privacy Policy N/A
  • new tech
    Checkpoints Observations

    App install
    Program file folder details.
    1.c:\Program
    Files (x86)\Common Files\Icetech\
    1.a.c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Icetech\InstallationConfiguration
    1.b.c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Icetech\uninstall.dat
    1.c.c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Icetech\uninstall
    1.d.c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Icetech\uninstall
    Entries
    created in %appdata%
    1.c:\Users\PC\AppData\Roaming\
    Entries
    created in %temp%
    No entry was
    observed.
    Misc. File
    entries Path
    1.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application
    Data\CloudPrinter\
    1.a.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\CloudPrinter\CloudPrinter.dat
    1.b.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\CloudPrinter\CloudPrinter
    1.c.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\CloudPrinter\Config
    2.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\Logic Handler\
    3.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\Quoteex\
    4.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\Quoteexs\
    4.a.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\Quoteexs\ff.HP
    4.b.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\Quoteexs\ff.NT
    4.c.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Application Data\Quoteexs\snp.sc
    5.%userprofile%\ProgramData\CloudPrinter\
    5.a.%userprofile%\ProgramData\CloudPrinter\CloudPrinter.dat
    5.b.%userprofile%\ProgramData\CloudPrinter\CloudPrinter
    5.c.%userprofile%\ProgramData\CloudPrinter\Config
    6.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Logic Handler\
    7.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Quoteex\
    8.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Quoteexs\
    8.a.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Quoteexs\ff.HP
    8.b.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Quoteexs\ff.NT
    8.c.%userprofile%\ProgramData\Quoteexs\snp.sc
    9.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Application Data\Temp\RarSFX0\
    9.a.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Application Data\Temp\RarSFX0\LogicHandler
    9.b.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Application
    Data\Temp\RarSFX0\LogicHandler.exe
    10.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User
    Data\Default\Local
    Storage\chrome-extension_feeilhmlfcpfchpbgoknoeefdkbgionj_0.localstorage
    11.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local
    Storage\chrome-extension_feeilhmlfcpfchpbgoknoeefdkbgionj_0.localstorage
    12.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\
    12.a.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\LogicHandler
    12.b.%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\RarSFX0\LogicHandler.exe
    13.%userprofile%\Local Settings\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local
    Storage\chrome-extension_feeilhmlfcpfchpbgoknoeefdkbgionj_0.localstorage
    14.%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\RarSFX0\
    14.a.%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\RarSFX0\LogicHandler
    14.b.%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\RarSFX0\LogicHandler.exe
    15.%userprofile%\Windows\SysWOW64\findit.xml
    List the registry
    keys created by the app install in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
    1.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Main\
    1.a.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
    1.b.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Main\SearchAssistant
    1.c.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Use Search
    Asst
    2.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Search\Default_Search_URL
    3.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{ielnksrch}\
    3.a.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\{ielnksrch}\DisplayName
    3.b.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\{ielnksrch}\SuggestionsURL_JSON
    3.c.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\{ielnksrch}\SuggestionsURLFallback
    3.d.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\{ielnksrch}\URL
    4.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Default
    5.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\
    5.a.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\NewTabPageShow
    5.b.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\ShowTabsWelcome
    5.c.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\TabbedBrowsing\UseHomepageForNewTab
    6.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Rtp\state
    List the
    registry keys created by the app install in
    a.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
    b.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node
    1.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Quoteex.exe\GlobalFlag
    2.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\{2A48935D-26C2-408E-98DD-9136D1667D3E}\IconType
    3.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\ielnksrch\
    3.a.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\ielnksrch\DisplayName
    3.b.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\ielnksrch\SuggestionsURL_JSON
    3.c.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\ielnksrch\SuggestionsURLFallback
    3.d.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchScopes\ielnksrch\URL
    4.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\SearchUrl\Default
    5.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\CloudPrinter_RASAPI32\
    6.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\CloudPrinter_RASMANCS\
    7.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\DPE_RASAPI32\
    8.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\DPE_RASMANCS\
    9.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\ic-0_RASAPI32\
    10.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\ic-0_RASMANCS\
    11.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\LabDomtough_RASAPI32\
    12.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\LabDomtough_RASMANCS\
    13.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\LogicHandler_RASAPI32\
    14.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\LogicHandler_RASMANCS\
    15.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Quoteex_RASAPI32\
    16.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Quoteex_RASMANCS\
    17.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\set_RASAPI32\
    18.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\set_RASMANCS\
    19.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Stat-Stock_RASAPI32\
    20.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Stat-Stock_RASMANCS\
    21.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\SilentProcessExit\Quoteex.exe\
    22.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\mtQuoteex\
    List the
    registry keys created by the app install in
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall
    No file
    generated in this location.
    List the
    registry keys created by the app install in
    a.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall
    b.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\Current
    Version\Uninstall
    1.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{900570FC-AD51-4EC4-8F1C-2CAF5847DCBC}\
    Misc
    registry Entry Details
    1.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\backlh\
    2.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\CloudPrinter\
    3.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Quoteex\
    4.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\backlh\
    5.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CloudPrinter\
    6.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Quoteex\
    7.HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2263272240-2313074863-1243340683-1000\Software\Rtp\state
    List of
    Windows Process.
    1.Name:Quoteex
    Path:C:\ProgramData\Quoteex
    2.Name:CloudPrinter
    Path:C:\ProgramData\CloudPrinter
    List of
    Windows Service started by the app.
    1.Name:CloudPrinter
    Path:C:\ProgramData\\CloudPrinter\\CloudPrinter.exe shuz -f
    "C:\ProgramData\\CloudPrinter\\CloudPrinter.dat" -l -a
    2.Name:Quoteex
    Path:C:\ProgramData\\Quoteex\\Quoteex.exe shuz -f
    "C:\ProgramData\\Quoteex\\Quoteex.dat" -l -a
    List of
    Kernel Driver(s).
    No windows
    driver was loaded by app.
    List of
    Windows Tasks.
    1.Name: psv_IsHold
    Trigger: At task creation/modification.
    Action: cmd.exe/c regedit.exe /s
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Betatough.reg" & del "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Betatough.reg"
    & SCHTASKS /Delete /TN "psv_IsHold" /F
    2.Name: psv_Trisdex
    Trigger: At task creation/modification.
    Action: cmd.exe/c regedit.exe /s
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Konkstock.reg" & del
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Konkstock.reg" & SCHTASKS /Delete /TN
    "psv_Trisdex" /F
    3.Name: psv_Whitelab
    Trigger: At task creation/modification.
    Action: cmd.exe/c regedit.exe /s
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Goldenstattone.reg" & del
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Goldenstattone.reg" & SCHTASKS /Delete
    /TN "psv_Whitelab" /F
    4.Name: snf
    Trigger: At task creation/modification.
    Action: C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Quoteex.exeshuz -f
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Black-Plus.dat" -a SNF
    C:\ProgramData\Quoteexs\snp.sc snf
    5.Name: snp
    Trigger: At task creation/modification.
    Action: C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Quoteex.exeshuz -f
    "C:\ProgramData\Quoteex\Black-Plus.dat" -a SNP
    http://%66%65%65%64.%68%65%6C%70%65%72%62%61%72.%63%6F%6D?publisher=APSFWakeNet&co=US&userid=6a27bcad-cb8b-426c-69e8-d859ad1abb5a&searchtype=sc&installDate=29/08/2016&barcodeid=51198003&channelid=3&av=windows
    snp
    DNS Changer No changes
    were observed.
    Proxy
    Changer
    No changes
    were observed.
    Browser
    Extensions added in Chrome (latest version)
    Extension:
    Wize
    Search
    Version: 1.0.11
    Chrome
    settings alteration (homepage and default search engine)

    Alternation by app was observed in chrome Setting. HomePage changes to
    "http://search.safefinder.com/?st=dn&q=" .
    ● Search url changes to
    "http://search.safefinder.com/?st=hp&q=".
    Dll
    injection in Chrome
    No Dll was injected by app in chrome.
    Browser
    Extensions added in Firefox (latest version)
    No extension
    was added by app on firefox.
    Firefox
    settings alteration (homepage and default search engine)
    Alteration
    by app was observed in firefox settings. HomePage changes to
    "http://search.safefinder.com/?st=dn&q=". Search url changes to
    "http://search.safefinder.com/?st=hp&q=".
    Dll
    injection in Firefox.
    No Dll was
    injected by app in firefox.
    Browser
    Extensions added in I.E (latest version)
    No extension
    was added by app on IE.
    I.E settings
    alteration (homepage and default search engine)
    ● Alteration
    by app was observed in IE settings. Search url
    changes to "http://search.safefinder.com/?st=hp&q=". Homepage is set to "http://feed.helperbar.com….".
    ● A search provider "Search the Web" was installed in IE.
    Dll
    injection in I.E
    No Dll was injected by app in IE.

How would you know that your PC is infected from Safe Finder ad supported browser hijacker?

This malicious browser hijacker can infect any versions of Windows PC and Mac PCs and start to show such malicious doings:

What are the different ways by which it infiltrates your PC?

How To Remove search.safefinder.com with Anti-Malware Program?

By the scan using anti-malware software, you can remove malware instantly.

How To Remove Search.safefinder.com From Computer Manually?

Note: It is preferably advisable that, in order to remove search.safefinder.com from your PC, kindly follow the automatic removal steps as it has been noticed that users may lose their data and files sometimes.

Step 1: Remove Search.SafeFinder.com application using Control Panel From Windows 7/ Vista:

From Windows 8/ 8.1:

From Windows 10:

Step 2: Remove search.safefinder.com From Browsers:

  • For removing a�?Safefinder.coma�? from your chrome, you will have to click on Chrome from menu.
  • And then, you have to click on a�?Settingsa�? at the top right corner of chrome browser.
  • Then, you have to choose a�?Show advanced settingsa�? option form given options.
  • Now, you will have option of a�?Reset browser settingsa�? option click on it.
  • After that you will get a�?Reseta�? option and click on a�?Reseta�?.
  • To remove Safefinder.com from your Mozilla firebox, you will need to go to a�?Helpa�?.
  • Now, you have to click on a�?Troubleshooting informationa�?.
  • Then, you have to click on the option of a�?Reset Mozilla Firefoxa�? option.
  • In the first place, all you need to do is clicking on settings icon which is at the right top corner.
  • After that, you will need to opt the a�?Internet optionsa�? where you have to click on a�?Advanced taba�?.
  • In Advanced tab, you will see a�?Reseta�? option click on it.
  • And then, you have click on a�?Delete personal settings checkboxa�?.
  • Now, hit the a�?Reseta�? option.

Step 3: Removal of Registry Entries:

Note: To make it easier to find malicious registry entries, you can have a look at above mentioned table.

Preventions:


As someone has already said that a�?prevention is better than curea�?, like you can also prevent from getting attacked by search.safefinder.com by accepting these points:

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