Friday, 5 August 2011

How to Remove Findxplorer (Uninstall Guide)

Findxplorer is adware/BHO that changes default search provider when searching directly from address/URL bar in your web browser. It returns very limited and sponsored search results. Whenever a user searches something directly from his web browser address bar this adware redirects him to and displays paid search results but unfortunately not the most relevant. Besides, Findxplorer changes the way you search. I mean it can be really frustrating, especially when you use Google Chrome web browser and you search directly from the address bar which is very convenient and suddenly you get entirely different and very often unrelated search results. Findxplorer is actually the same type of infection as ResultUrl that was described in out previous post. Hopefully, you shouldn't have any problems removing Findxplorer from your computer. If you need help removing this adware from your computer, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Findxplorer removal instructions:

1. Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

2. Search for Findxplorer in the list. Select the program and click Change/Remove button.
If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.

Alternate removal: run C:\Program Files\FindXplorer\uninstall.exe

3. Download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

Remove Findxplorer in Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Choose FindXplorer and click Uninstall button.

Associated Findxplorer files and registry values:

  • C:\Program Files\FindXplorer\findxplorer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\FindXplorer\findxplorer.exe
  • C:\Program Files\FindXplorer\uninstall.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FindXplorer\findxplorer115.exe
Registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FindXplorer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\FindXplorer Service
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FindXplorer Service
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