|Short Description||It is supposed to offer free sample books, music, coupons, tickets for movies, concerts, and events.|
|Symptoms||The browser’s settings are changed to display sponsored results.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or from freeware websites.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By FindMeFreebies|
FindMeFreebies is a browser extension that is supposed to help you find free stuff online. It promises to deliver you offers for free sample, books, music, coupons, tickets for movies, concerts, and events, as well as for household items and furniture. This add-on may seem quite useful. However, we advise against having it on your computer. FindMeFreebies has been classified as a browser hijacker. This means that it will change the settings on your browser as soon as it has been installed on your computer.
It will not deliver any of the services that it promises. It will, however, start generating numerous advertisements. Such programs should not be kept on the computer. We recommend getting rid of it as soon as possible.
What Does FindMeFreebies Do?
After it has been installed, FindMeFreebies will attach a toolbar to your browser. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It will also change your homepage and default search provider to mywebsearch.com. This means that FindMeFreebies is essentially the same as EasyMailLogin Toolbar and MapsGalaxy. All of these applications have been developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
Mywebsearch.com will present numerous sponsored links among the search results. Another thing you can expect while having FindMeFreebies on your computer is to get suddenly redirected to unknown websites. Pop-up and banner advertisements can also start appearing when you browse the web. Such activities should not be tolerated. Not only can they be annoying, but they can also prove to be quite dangerous.
What Are the Harms of FindMeFreebies?
Mywebsearch.com is not a reliable search engine. The sponsored search results that it shows may take you to unreliable websites. This will not be good for your system’s security. If you are transferred to a website that is controlled by cyber criminals, you can find yourself in a lot of trouble. In this case, there are two likely scenarios:
- Cyber criminals try to scam you into sharing your personal and financial details. This can be done by them saying you have won some prize.
- An infection may also try to infiltrate your system as a result of you landing on the malicious web page. Then, all of your sensitive information will be stolen directly from your computer.
Where Did FindMeFreebies Come from?
While the application is available on its official website for all three browsers, the most likely way in which it has been installed on your computer is through bundled downloads. This means that you have recently installed some freeware. To avoid bundled downloads, you can do the following:
- Do not download free programs from third-party websites.
- Pay attention to the information you are given in the install wizard.
- Select Advanced/Custom installation to decline any additional software.
How to Get Rid of FindMeFreebies
You can deal with FindMeFreebies manually. The first step to do so is by going to Control Panel, opening the list of programs, and uninstalling the browser hijacker. Then, you should reset your browser’s settings so that mywebsearch.com is no longer your default search provider and homepage.
Even though you have removed the browser hijacker, your PC’s security is still at risk. There may be more unwanted programs on it. Some malware may have infiltrated it or is going to in the future. It is strongly recommended that you have a powerful AV program on your computer that will protect it against unreliable or malicious software.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter