|Name||Facebook Unfriend Finder|
|Short Description||It may slow down web browser, cause it to crash and display window-blocking pop-ups. Reported to use unauthorized code and links that are inserted in Facebook.|
|Symptoms||The user may experience advertised content from third-parties.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to start a discussion about Facebook Unfriend Finder.|
Facebook Unfriend Finder is third-party collaborating software claiming to notify users which friends have remove them from their Facebook friend list. Facebook itself has outlined the software as unhealthy for the PC and unadvisable for usage. This PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) comes in the form of a browser extension in the most widely used web browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Virus researchers and Security engineers as well as Facebook executives warn users that they should not install this application and in case they have it, remove it immediately, because it injects unauthorized code onto the user’s browser.
Facebook Unfriend Finder – How Did I Install It?
The software was reported to be published for download in the website download.cnet.com.
However, the most probable way that you may have gotten Facebook Unfriend Finder is by downloading freeware from third-party websites which has the application bundled in its setup program. Bundling is a very common and successful strategy that is being used for aggressive marketing and to generate profits to software providing sites. Users should be very careful when they go through an installation process and be on the lookout for ‘Free Extras’ such as Facebook Unfriend Finder.
More about Facebook Unfriend Finder
Once opened on the victim computer, the 2.05MB file begins to modify the browsers installed on the victim PC after which it prompts the restart of the web browser software.
Once it does this, it displays a prompt to add it as an extension to the web browser, even though after adding it as an extension it was nowhere to be found.
After manual uninstall of the app, it still had leftover files that were detected as potentially unwanted by and advanced anti-malware scanner.
Removing Facebook Unfriend Finder Completely
In order to remove this software from your computer, first you need to follow the instructions below in order to manually uninstall it from your computer. Make sure you also check you browser for extensions, even though it may be not be present as such. It is highly recommended to remove the left-over files after manual uninstall, such as cookies and other Facebook Unfriend Finder associated objects using an advanced anti-malware program.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder.
Step 2: Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Facebook Unfriend Finder and click “Remove”
After Facebook Unfriend Finder is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Facebook Unfriend Finder to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Facebook Unfriend Finder has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Facebook Unfriend Finder
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Facebook Unfriend Finder will be removed.
Step 3: Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Facebook Unfriend Finder associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Facebook Unfriend Finder on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Facebook Unfriend Finder from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Facebook Unfriend Finder from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Facebook Unfriend Finder Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Facebook Unfriend Finder
Step 2: Uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Facebook Unfriend Finder on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Facebook Unfriend Finder there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Facebook Unfriend Finder from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Facebook Unfriend Finder via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Facebook Unfriend Finder files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Facebook Unfriend Finder, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Facebook Unfriend Finder from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Facebook Unfriend Finder from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Facebook Unfriend Finder from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Facebook Unfriend Finder will be removed.
Eliminate Facebook Unfriend Finder from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Facebook Unfriend Finder from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".