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Remove FindFormsNow(.)com and Search.searchffn(.)com Hijacker

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FindFormsNow(.)com is a website that hosts an extension for a browser hijacker. The extension is of the same name. The site is considered an adware because it generates ads. The extension is a version of the related browser hijacker. This hijacker can be spread with other programs. To remove the unwanted programs and get your settings back to normal, read the article to the end.

Threat Summary

NameFindFormsNow
TypeBrowser Hijacker, Adware, PUP
Short DescriptionYour browsers will have their homepage, new tab and the search engine changed. Sponsored ads appear in your search results.
SymptomsShows adverts, redirects and modifies a browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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FindFormsNow(.)com – Spread

FindFormsNow can be located inside third-party installations. The unwanted application can intrude your computer without you knowing. That is because it hides in freeware installations and bundled packages. Similar packages often have additional components for installation selected by default. Avoiding those from being installed is doable by checking for a Custom or an Advanced menu within a setup.

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FindFormsNow also has an extension that spreads it on the site. The FindFormsNow(.)com is only one of the sites that spreads it. Clicking on adverts or visiting sites with low reputation could also be a factor in the distribution. Browsers that are affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

FindFormsNow(.)com – Technical Information

FindFormsNow(.)com is the main website address where the browser hijacker and adware reside. The home page, new tab and search engine of your browsers will be changed to Search.searchffn(.)com. Even just staying on that page can show you advertisements. Here’s an example:

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An extension hosted on various sites can also be installed. You can get redirected to other places from it. The extension connected to the unwanted application is able to do the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Manage your downloads
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

All your searches will be filtered via the Search.searchffn(.)com hijacker web address for every query. You can be redirected to affiliate sites of FindFormsNow(.)com. Sponsored advert content can appear on the search results page.

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As you see in the image up above, Yahoo Search could be used as a search engine. Probably this is done to fool you that you are running a legitimate app. Advertising is present as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners or others. Websites you can be redirected to can get revenue on a pay-per-click basis.

The Privacy Policy of FindFormsNow(.)com clearly claims that information which is personal and non-personal is to be gathered. All information is shared with their third-party partners.

According to the policy information that can be collected is:

  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • Browser (version and type)
  • URLs and clicks
  • IP address
  • Country of residence, home address
  • Name, education, interests
  • Communications preferences
  • Telephone number
  • Operating System (and other related data)

You can see an image of the Policy down here:

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By using the FindFormsNow(.)com site, and all associated services and applications, you grant your consent for your data to be collected. Cookies and tracking technologies might be used to gather the data mentioned above.

Remove FindFormsNow(.)com Completely

To remove FindFormsNow(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker and ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a tool will help keep your system secure.

Manually delete FindFormsNow from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the FindFormsNow threat: Manual removal of FindFormsNow requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Remove or Uninstall FindFormsNow in Windows
2. Remove FindFormsNow from Your Browser
3. Fix registry entries created by FindFormsNow on your PC

Automatically remove FindFormsNow by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove FindFormsNow with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to FindFormsNow in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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