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PC riskAdware and potentially unwanted programs have been on the rise recently. Great Find also known as Great Find Ads is considered one of them. As reported by Enigma Software researchers, the extension’s official website doesn’t provide many details on what it does. Furthermore, the Terms of Use are written in a vague manner, and it remains unclear who created the application. Users need to be careful since Great Find may be included in the download packages of various freeware products under their Advanced or Custom installation option. Also, Great Find can be classified as an adware extension since it generates multiple advertisements within the browser.

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Great Find Ads Distribution Path

As already mentioned, the Great Find browser extension is most likely distributed through bundling of software. Bundling means that Great Find has been downloaded unknowingly by the user just because he skipped the button prompting for advanced or custom installation. Make sure to always read the EULA (End User License Agreement), Down Agreement and Privacy Policy of any software that you intend to download.

Great Find Ads General Description

The browser extension may use DOM (Document Object Model) storage and as a result, record any typed URLs. Furthermore, Great Find may be able to:

  • Read the user’s browsing and download history.
  • Customize the ad-related content displayed to the user such as promotions, offers, etc.
  • Display unwanted advertisements within the browser – Explorer, Firefox, Chrome.
  • Cause unsafe browser redirects, possibly to predefined pages.
  • Install riskware applications and slow down the system and the browser.

Great Find Ads Removal Steps

Due to all the trouble the extension may cause, its complete removal is recommended. STF researchers have provided a step-by-step removal guide below.

Keep in mind that Great Find may situate its file in the Temp folder of the OS and escape detection. Moreover, it may not show up on the Programs and Features module. Thus, manual removal can be a bit tricky. In this case, installing valid antivirus software is the best removal option.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Great Find Ads

1. Remove/Uninstall Great Find Ads 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 Great Find Ads.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Great Find Ads 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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Great Find Ads and click “Remove

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    After Great Find Ads 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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Great Find Ads and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Great Find Ads 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 Great Find Ads 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’.

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    After Great Find Ads 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.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Great Find Ads
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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    2 Comments

    1. AvatarPatou

      bonjour,
      il suffit simplement de désinstaller Chrome (internet Explorer)
      ou moteur de recherche que vous utilisez ensuite de le réinstallé.
      Bien fonctionné pour moi et plus de pub (great find). ^.^

      Reply
    2. Boyana PeevaBoyana Peeva

      Thank you Patou :))

      Reply

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