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Remove Positive Finds Permanently from Your Computer

Positive Finds is a legit application that helps users enhance their online experience by helping them what they are looking for. However, experts classify Positive Finds as adware because the application tends to display third party ads (pop-ups, banners, deals, coupons, price comparisons, etc.) in almost every web page the user views. Although Positive Finds is not malicious per se, the promoted ads may pose a variety of security issues to the affected system if clicked on.

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Positive Finds’ Distribution

Positive Finds can be downloaded online, or it may end up on your computer bundled with freeware programs that can be downloaded online. While installing new programs, please make sure that you select the Advanced options. This way you can prevent any additional software from landing on your machine unnoticed. Uncheck the programs and applications you do not want on your computer.

Many adware programs are also distributed via spam email messages drive-by downloads and corrupted websites. Keep your antivirus tools updated and be selective when you choose your download sources.

How Does Positive Finds Affect Your PC?

The presence of Positive Finds is associated with numerous third party advertisements that will interrupt your browsing routine and possibly expose your system to security issues. Adware and potentially unwanted programs can often lead to unpermitted browser settings modifications, poor system performance and unwanted redirects to predetermined websites.

Most adware programs track certain information in order to display relevant advertising content. In most cases it includes IP address, browsing history, search queries, but sometimes personally identifiable information gets collected, too. The transfer of the collected data to third parties is not excluded.

Positive Finds Removal Manual

Since Positive Finds is not a virus, its removal is not supposed to pose any difficulties to the regular PC user. The program can be removed manually or with the assistance of a legit anti-malware tool. Just follow the steps below to delete Positive Finds permanently.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Positive Finds

1. Remove/Uninstall Positive Finds 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Positive Finds.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Positive Finds from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Positive Finds and click “Remove


    After Positive Finds is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Positive Finds and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Positive Finds is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Positive Finds 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 Positive Finds has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Positive Finds
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Positive Finds. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Positive Finds will be removed.

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    3. Remove Positive Finds automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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