How to Remove Mywebfinding.com

Mywebfinding.com is a browser hijacker that replaces your usual homepage and any newly opened tabs with its own search engine. On first glance it appears like a useful add-on to your browser, but be warned as it gathers information on your searching habits, and redirects your browser to what may be malicious websites. Pop ups are also common displaying advertisements.

Mywebfinding.com comes bundled with some freeware and may even be installed by visiting a suspect website. Fortunately it does little damage and is easy to remove.

Because malware removal can cause unknown affects we always advise backing up your computer before commencing any infection removal. After successful malware removal a fresh backup should be made and the previous one deleted.

Step 1.

First step in removing Mywebfinding.com is to browse to your usual uninstall programs location and see if it’s listed there, and of course if it is then choose uninstall and follow the prompts. Don’t be concerned if there’s no listing.

Step 2.

Go HERE and download ZHPCleaner ENSURE IT IS DOWNLOADED TO YOUR DESKTOP

Right click the desktop icon and choose “Run as Administrator” You can safely ignore any Windows warning popups.

Ensure all your browsers are closed.

1. When the program opens choose “SCANNER”

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2. Click the “REPAIR” icon.

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You can click the report button to see what was removed, and if you wish save a copy of the file.

Step 3.

Go HERE and download Awarecleaner ENSURE IT IS DOWNLOADED TO YOUR DESKTOP.

Ensure all your browsers are closed.

Right click the desktop icon and choose “Run as Administrator” You can safely ignore any Windows warning popups.

1. Click the “SCAN” button

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2. When the scan is complete click the “CLEANING” button.

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Adwarecleaner will ask you to reboot the computer to complete the cleaning process, please do so. A log file will be created on the desktop upon rebooting the computer.

Step 4

Go HERE and download Junkware removal tool.

ENSURE IT IS DOWNLOADED TO YOUR DESKTOP.

Right click the Junkware Removal Tool desktop icon, and choose “Run as Administrator”

Once the opening screen appears, Click any keyboard key to continue.

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When the scan finishes a JRT.txt file will be created on the desktop. If you open this file it will inform you what data was removed.

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 Step 5.

Now we will reset your browsers, to make sure all remnants are gone.

To reset Internet explorer.

  1. Open Internet explorer, and navigate to tools, then to Manage add-ons. Choose Toolbars & Extensions. Uninstall anything listed that has any relationship or sounds similar to “webfinding” or address bar.
  2. Click the down arrow to the right of your search bar, then select Manage search engines Delete any engine remotely like “Webfinding search” and make Bing or Google or another favorite your default.
  3. Finally got to Tools, Internet Options, General, and ensure your Homepage is still not hijacked to Mywebfinding.com. If it is change it back to your favorite, eg Google.com

To reset Firefox.

  • Open Firefox, go to tools, then to Add-ons.
  • Click the Extensions bar on the left, and look for any add-ons with any relationship to the term Mywebfinding. If there are any entries, remove them.
  • Finally go to Tools, Options, and select the General tab. Ensure your normal homepage has not been changed. Make any corrections necessary.

To reset Google Chrome.

  • Open Chrome, click the Customize button on the right hand end of the toolbar.
  • Click on Settings, then Extensions.
  • Remove any extensions that have any relationship to the term Mywebfinding.
  • Return to the Settings and select search engines, again remove any with reference to Mywebfinding, and reset your favorite to default.

Check to make sure everything is running OK and there’s no sign of the malware, and if all looks good you can delete ZHPCleaner, AdwCleaner, and Junkware Removal tool together with any logs they may have produced.

Congratulations, you should be now free of Mywebfing.com, but of course if you have any questions feel free to ask in our forum.

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About The Author
Gus
I have no formal computer skills, only the skills learned throughout years of building and repairing computers going back to the days of DOS 3. Currently in training for malware removal.

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