What is Find-it.pro

Find-it.pro is a popular browser hijacker that has covered a lot of users since 2019. Browser hijackers are unwanted programs or add-ons that change default search engines and homepage settings. In other words, people infected with Find-it.pro will see their browser open with a completely different homepage address. Trying to reboot the browser or open new tabs will lead to no desired result as Find-it.pro will continue to open multiple times. Usually, the solution lies in disabling or better removing suspicious extensions from your browser. A couple of users reported that it was an ostensibly legitimate “Google Slides Offline” extension causing the changes. Therefore, it is important to search for dubious or unknown extensions in your browser settings. Unfortunately, in some cases disabling or removing extensions is not enough to delete the browser hijacker. All thanks to adware that could be installed on your system as well. If so, then it is more likely granted with certain permissions that let it reinstall the deleted extension again. Find-it.pro can pop in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and other popular browsers as well. Note that browser hijackers are meant to earn on users by displaying doubtful ads and redirecting users through fake search engine addresses. Therefore, it is important to remove Find-it.pro once you spotted it run on your system.

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How Find-it.pro infected your computer

Since Find-it.pro is categorized as a browser hijacker, then it is more likely to be distributed via bundled software. This term often means pirated or cracked software published on third-party websites. When users download the installation client of the desired program, they do not pay attention to additional sections that may be present and contain promotional offers. Normally, this is the main reason how users end up infected with extensions like Find-it.pro. Besides that, it is possible that such infections are spread via malicious websites that run executable scripts to deliver an unwanted program. It is quite rare when users install such add-ons on their own as they are hard to find across the web. If you ever decide to download third-party software from freeware resources, keep attention towards “Advanced”, “Custom”, or any other sections promoting additional content. Sometimes users are not provided with such a choice at all, which makes the avoidance of unwanted software merely impossible. Thus, the only and best solution to being ultimately protected against such threats is downloading only official programs and using anti-malware software for better protection.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download SpyHunter for Mac

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

Remove Find-it.pro manually for free

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

Note: Find-it.pro can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Find-it.pro from Control Panel

To start removing Find-it.pro you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names, but usually “Find-it.pro”. 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 Find-it.pro from Mac:

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

Remove Find-it.pro from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Find-it.pro or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Find-it.pro from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Find-it.pro or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Find-it.pro 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Find-it.pro from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Find-it.pro 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious program 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Find-it.pro

In some cases, Find-it.pro won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Find-it.pro. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Find-it.pro folder and files. This happens because the 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 Find-it.pro in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious program

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

and for Mac:

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Find-it.pro from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extensions and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Find-it.pro related extensions 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 Find-it.pro 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious extensions.
  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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious extensions.
  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 Find-it.pro from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Find-it.pro, 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Find-it.pro 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 Find-it.pro or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Find-it.pro installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s 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.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Find-it.pro. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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