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Key-Find.com Virus Removal Guide

Key-Find.com is an unwanted application categorized as a browser hijacker. This means that it has the capabilities to take the control of the internet browser. In this case users of all major browsers such as IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are potential victims.

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Key-Find.com usually finds its way to the PC together with suspicious freeware. Once the browser hijacker is installed it instantly changes browser default search engine and homepage to key-find.com. What is more, the users of IE and Firefox might face even more problems. The hijacker might modify their IE load time threshold. If the user is using Mozilla Firefox, Key-Find.com might place a lock file which prevents other software from modifying browser settings. Furthermore, it has the capabilities to disable browser’s Content Security Policy; as a result cross site scripting of the plugin becomes possible.

In general Key-Find.com is a typical ad-supported application, thus the users are presented with an increased amounts of ads during each browsing session. Having in mind that some legitimate programs are also equipped with these capabilities, Key-Find.com could not be classified as a virus.

The typical distribution path of Key-Find.com is associated with freeware. The infamous application is usually bundled with other software. As a result, the users are often unaware that they are about to installed unwanted programs together with the desired software. Typical carriers of Key-Find.com browser hijacker are various PDF creators, video recording/streaming applications and download managers.

Automatic Key-Find.com Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect Key-Find.com and remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

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Manual Key-Find.com removal

Important Note: Key-Find.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. To remove Key-Find.com, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Key-Find.com and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Key-Find.com”:

Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.

3. Also remove Key-Find.com from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

4. Delete any folder related to “Key-Find.com” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

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