Safe Finder is a type adware, which can be set as extension browser . Thanks to the ability to adjust browser settings, it can change the preferred home page , search engine and other options. It also displays pop-ups which may lead to more malware .

Safe Finder is not targeted at a specific browser and may affect Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera, and others.

How is Safe Finder installed?

Malicious software can be installed on a device in a variety of ways. It may have been downloaded in the background from the website you visited, or it may have been downloaded as part of an email attachment. In most cases, the user does not need to run the installer. Some malware has built-in scripts that trigger installation after a user logs in or a specific application, such as a web browser, is launched.

Most of the time, Safe Finder is added by users themselves, under the mistaken belief that it is a reliable search engine powered by Yahoo. Here are some of the known URLs associated with this adware:


Should I uninstall Safe Finder?

Yes. Safe Finder claims to be the trusted search engine from Yahoo but it is really advertising and should be removed from your Mac As soon as possible. Failure to remove it may open the gate for more malware on your device such as Trojan virus, spyware and other malware.

How to remove Safe Finder from Mac

Safe Finder is installed as a browser extension. To get rid of it, you will need to follow the same steps as and when removing any extension in your browser.

If you are using browser safari you have nothing to worry about. Starting with version 12.1, Safari does not allow you to install an untrusted extension, so Safe Finder will not be able to work. In older versions of Safari, you can remove the Safe Finder, just like any other Safari extension .

Remove Safe Finder from Chrome

  1. Open Chrome.

    Search screen for SafeFinder
  2. Select Menu > Additional Tools > Extensions .

    where to find extensions option in chrome
  3. Select the toggle switch for each Safe Finder extension to disable them.

    Safe Finder in Chrome

    A blue toggle icon indicates that the extension is enabled. Gray means it’s disabled.

  4. Once disabled, select Delete on each extension.

    Remove Button on SafeFinder
  5. Select Delete more the time you are prompted to confirm the action.

    Remove button to remove the Safe Finder extension
  6. When a new tab opens, you can select the reason you removed the extension and then select Send .

    Safe Finder feedback screen
  7. Launch a new tab or window and make sure Safe Finder is no longer your default home page and search engine.

Remove Safe Finder from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.

    fire fox
  2. Select Menu (denoted by three horizontal lines in the upper right corner) and then Additions.

    Setting up Firefox add-ons
  3. Select options menu for each Safe Finder add-on (indicated by three horizontal dots).

  4. Select » Disable» or » Delete».

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