PhraseFinder offers some useful functionality in a deceptive way of combining it with advertising. Adware program hijacks your web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for displaying ads and making money out of your clicks. PhraseFinder adware consists of a program and web browser extensions.Removing this adware might be frustrating, but it is not a virus and you can manually remove PhraseFinder components by following this guide or by using removal tools that help to find and remove malware.
PhraseFinder is often automatically installed in a deceptive for user’s way along with other free programs. Unless you notice presence of this adware in setup wizard for a free program that you download, then it is automatically installed along with a free program and you get ads in your web browsers. If you try to remove PhraseFinder, you need to perform different procedures for removing all the adware component from your computer, or use some removal tool for making this job for you.
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What is PhraseFinder?
PhraseFinder is a program that offers to extend your browsing. However, it comes with adware and means watching ads in your web browsers as well. Adware is often distributed and deceptively installed with free programs that you download. If you fail to notice and block optional PhraseFinder installation before installing a free program, than PhraseFinder components are automatically installed, and you will see ads and various deals in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer when you visit various websites related to online shopping. While it is not malicious, PhraseFinder as any other adware just wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history. If your profile is shared among promoters, then you will get more ads and junk mail. So, it’s your choice, and if you want to remove PhraseFinder, then this guide is for you. It is easy to remove PhraseFinder components, and you can get rid of all ads displayed in your web browser unless you have other malicious programs installed.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like PhraseFinder, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a PhraseFinder removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
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Remove PhraseFinder from Windows
First, you need to uninstall PhraseFinder application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to PhraseFinder adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall PhraseFinder on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "PhraseFinder" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall PhraseFinder on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight PhraseFinder program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PhraseFinder on Windows XP
Uninstalling PhraseFinder from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on PhraseFinder program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PhraseFinder from Chrome
Remove PhraseFinder extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find PhraseFinder extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PhraseFinder from Firefox
Remove PhraseFinder add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find PhraseFinder add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PhraseFinder from Internet Explorer
Remove PhraseFinder extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on PhraseFinder, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure is easy, and PhraseFinder ads should be gone if you follow the guide. Other adware, spyware, malware, and viruses might infect your computer. You need to detect and remove these programs. Removal Tool helps to make it. You can see detail of infections and remove all malicious components.
Remove PhraseFinder Adware Infection Completely
PhraseFinder adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove PhraseFinder you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.