Adware Mediafinder, from the family of Adware adrotator, is an unsecured Browser Helper Objects and extensions. It monitors access to certain websites especially file sharing. It does not use network resources for spreading, but can spread via network if attached with other computer viruses. First of all, it gets installed in the computer without the knowledge of users and then different pop up messages are shown on the screen to purchase the licensed version of it. It also installs different infections like Trojan, spyware, malware etc. it should be removed immediately by using the manual removal method to guarantee that it is deleted completely.

Adware Mediafinder: a Rogue anti-spyware performs one or more of the following functions. It may poorly scan the PC besides poorly reporting on computer infections. It may skip important folders for scanning to detect threats. It may create large number of fake alerts and false positives, indicating that the computer is infected with spywares or other threats that actually do not exist. It produces poor reports of scanning. Such as it may indicate that the computer is infected with 16 parasites but may not specify the types of parasites. It may copy the look of other anti-spyware applications. It may use aggressive advertising tactics and try to trick the users into buying Adware Mediafinder anti spyware application.

If you experience the following in your computer, your computer is affected with Adware Mediafinder.

  • It will keep on telling the user that the browsing is not safe and will keep on redirecting the internet connection.
  • It will slow down the system including starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web etc.
  • It will change desktop settings or redirect the searches to the homepage and it is a symptom of a very serious threat.
  • It will shut down other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.
  • It will display lots of pop up advertisements.

Remove Adware Mediafinder processes

  1. Go to start button and click on Run.
  2. Write taskmgr and press enter.
  3. Or you can quickly open the windows task manager by pressing the CTRL + Shift + ESC keys all together.
  4. Among the many tabs at the top of the windows task manager find and click on the ‘processes’ tab.
  5. Under the column ‘image name’ find the Adware Mediafinder processes which are mentioned below.
  6. Right click on them and then select the option End processes to stop these processes from working.
  7. The Adware Mediafinder processes are :

%ProgramFiles%\\Media Finder\\Plugins\\filepost.dll

%ProgramFiles%\\Media Finder\\Plugins\\furk.dll

%ProgramFiles%\\Media Finder\\Plugins\\hotfile.dll

%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Extensions\\{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}\\gencrawler@some.com\\chrome\\content\\icon.png

%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Extensions\\{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}\\gencrawler@some.com\\chrome\\content\\main.js

%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Extensions\\{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}\\gencrawler@some.com\\chrome\\content\\overlay.xul

%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Extensions\\{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9

Remove Adware Mediafinder registry key values

You will need to open the registry editor if you want to delete the Adware Mediafinder registry entry values.

  1. Go to Start button then click on the option Run.
  2. Write down regedit in the empty area and press enter.
  3. When the regiatry editor opens go in the left section of the registry editor and click on the option Edit from the menu.
  4. After that click on Find and write down the registry values mentioned below.
  5. Right click on the found registry values and select the option Delete to remove them completely.
  6. The registry values are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\AppID\\IEPlugin.DLL\\”AppID” = “{3F39D17D-50C7-4AC4-A63A-CDF6CDBD0C61}”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\CLSID\\{AD4DF010-E2FD-43CE-864A-6BD1EDC59AC2}\\InprocServer32\\”ThreadingModel” = “Apartment”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\CLSID\\{AD4DF010-E2FD-43CE-864A-6BD1EDC59AC2}\\”\” = “Plugin for Media Finder”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\CLSID\\{CA4520F3-AE13-4FB1-A513-58E23991C86D}\\ProgID\\”\” = “gencrawler_gc.GenCrawler”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\Interface\\{AE9908C1-3400-4B10-9061-C6C04D96E3D2}\\ProxyStubClsid32\\”\” = “{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\SharedDLLs\\%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\Media Finder\\Extensions\\”gencrawler_gc.dll” = “1′

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall

 

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