MyFormsFinder Toolbar “Virus” – How to Remove It Fully (October 2017)
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MyFormsFinder Toolbar “Virus” – How to Remove It Fully

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This article aims to help you remove the MyFormsFinder toolbar from your web browsers and your computer completely.

MyFormsFinder toolbar is a program that has been reported to be associated with multiple types of advertisements on the computers of users. The suspicious software slithers onto your computer system via bundling as well as other methods and aims to perform multiple different activities, such as change your default search engine with it’s custom one and display various advertisements on the victims computers. Read this article in order to learn how to remove the MyFormsFinder unwanted software completely from your computer.

Threat Summary

NameMyFormsFinder
Type Adware, Browser Toolbar
Short Description The toolbar should find governmental forms and legal forms. However, it may be ad-supported.
Symptoms Ads are displayed. Changes the default search engine of your web browser.
Distribution Method Bundling.
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MyFormsFinder Toolbar – How Does It Spread

According to researchers, the toolbar can be downloaded from it’s web page or via visiting the web page of the search engine it is associated with (myformsfinder.com). If your browser supports it, you receive the following pop-up advertising the suspicious software.

In addition to this, MyFormsFinder has also been associated with one of the most notorious PUP (Potentially Unwanted Software) developers, called Mindspark – a company that even admits it’s own software is risky for users. Interestingly enough, when we tried to open the privacy policy of the program, we received an error and could not reach the Privacy Policy:

In addition to being directly installed, this suspicious program has also been reported to come onto your computer via bundling. For those who do not know, this is the act of including the installer of a third-party program, like MyFormsFinder “virus” in the installers of freeware you have downloaded online. Such programs can be your favorite movie player, torrent downloader software or any other program you download online. MyFormsFinder may be advertised on the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation steps of the installers of such free programs as a “useful extra” added along with your current install.

Besides those methods, MyFormsFinder toolbar, which aims to pretend to be a useful toolbar which finds governmental forms, may also be installed automatically without your consent as a result of already having adware or malware infected your computed.

MyFormsFinder Toolbar “Virus” – More Information

As soon as your computer receives the program files of MyFormsFinder toolbar, you immediately become aware of it as you home page is change to the extension’s own home page, which looks like the following:

The search engine of the home page, is called MyWay, which has been reported to be associated with many other browser hijackers out there and is widely reported as a hoax search engine. Proof of this is the fact that it does not have it’s own search database and it’s connection is not HTTPs encryption. Other strong sign of it being a hoax search engine is the large amount of cookies used by this browser hijacking software:

Those cookies are used to obtain different information from the your computer, such as:

  • Your online search history.
  • Your online clicks.
  • Your bookmarked sites.
  • Browsing history.

This information can be used to display various ads on your computer, leading you to third-party webistes, such as the following:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Browser Redirects.
  • Online banners.
  • Highlighted text.
  • Other.

In addition to this, the advertisements displayed by MyFormsFinder “virus” may not be malicious, but they are from third-parties, and it cannot be guaranteed that those ads are going to lead you to a safe site. Usually these sites may be phishing, scamming sites and in the worst case malicious and may infect your PC with malware as well.

Remove MyFormsFinder you’re your PC and Web Browsers Completely

If you want to remove MyFormsFinder from all your web browsers and your computer, we strongly advise you to follow the removal instructions below. They are specifically designed to help you remove all related objects, created by this software from your browser and your PC as well. However, since manual removal is no guarantee that MyFormsFinder will continue to display advertisements. If you want to fully remove MyFormsFinder toolbar from your computer, experts outline the best method to do this is to download an advanced anti-malware software that will make sure MyFormsFinder is fully gone from your computer and other suspicious software and malware alongside it as well.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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