What is Clever-find.com

Clever-find.com is a social engineering trick, developed to gather private data and transfer it to suspicious figures, like cybercriminals. However, on the other hand, Clever-find.com may seem to be an innocent browser search redirect, that gets installed to your computer and provides a more efficient browser usage accompanied by a couple of key features. According to its name, it feels like developers wanted to promote is as an equivalent to Google search engine that could display “more clever” searching results based on users’ preferences. But how could unknown developers overcome Google corporation in this field? Of course, they could not! It is just another unwanted application that wants to impose ostensibly useful tools without users’ consent. When infection attacks your computer it will start configuring browser settings for hijackers’ needs so that you could not roll the back afterward. These settings manipulations can also cause a chain of malicious content like ads, free coupons, banners and promotional links alongside browsing. Unfortunately, this crappy application is meant simply to harvest users’ information like Passwords, searching history, and other sorts of data that can be handled to frauds for generating income. There are countless ways Clever-find.com could strike your computer, that are going to be discussed in the section below. Furthermore, you will see a full guide on how to get rid of this intrusive application from your computer.

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How Clever-find.com infected your computer

The infection assault can be related to various kinds of reasons. As statistics show, the most frequently used method to break into users’ PCs is camouflaging in other software that is known as “bundling”. Frauds tend to misuse this method more and more regularly because of its accessibility and effectiveness as well. For example, when users download some piece of software from a malicious website, they elect for not wasting their time reading the “Agreement” section, therefore, skipping all of the upcoming installation steps. Most important are “Advanced” and “Custom” segments where cybercriminals conceal their hijacking tools. As a result, unwanted applications get successfully planted on your PC alongside the main software and can irreparably damage your data. You can be redirected to precarious websites either compulsively or by clicking on promotional links that are covered under advertisements or other adware. We strongly recommend uninstalling Clever-find.com from your computer to secure your personal data. To do so, follow the steps below.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Clever-find.com completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Clever-find.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Clever-find.com completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Clever-find.com and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove Clever-find.com manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Clever-find.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Clever-find.com installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Clever-find.com from Control Panel

To start removing Clever-find.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Clever Find” or “CleverFind”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Mac.

Remove Clever-find.com from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Clever Find might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Clever Find from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Clever-find.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Clever Find.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Clever-find.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Clever Find and click Uninstall.

Remove Clever-find.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Clever Find, click Uninstall.

Remove Clever-find.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Clever-find.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Clever Find in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Clever Find in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Clever-find.com

In some cases, Clever-find.com won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Clever Find. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Clever-find.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Clever-find.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Clever Find

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Clever-find.com using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Clever-find.com. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Clever Find from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Clever Find.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Clever-find.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Clever-find.com extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Clever Find extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Clever Find add-on.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Clever Find extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Clever-find.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Clever-find.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Clever Find.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Clever-find.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Clever Find extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Clever-find.com installs search engine, that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block redirects and pop-ups from Clever-find.com

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Clever-find.com redirects, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting malicious website, using advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Clever-find.com” are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Clever-find.com, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Clever-find.com.

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