|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 Facebook Unfriend Finder|
|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.