What is Finding Forms Pro

If your browser started acting weird by changing the homepage and search engine, then your PC is possibly infected with Finding Forms Pro browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUA) which are ostensibly meant to enhance browsing by adding new features and generating “smarter” results. Unfortunately, none of these is true. Finding Forms Pro changes the original search engine to hp.hformshere.com or search.hfindingformspro.com and adds a couple of widgets like weather, news, e-mail, etc. Hence, users are forced to encounter the page each time they boot a browser. Moreover, search.hformshere.com does not generate unique results, instead, it replicates them from legitimate Yahoo.com. It is also worth mentioning that browser hijackers are capable of gathering browsing-related data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) which is therefore sold to cybercriminals. Thus, Finding Forms Pro is a dangerous application that leads to privacy issues and has to be removed from your device.

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How Finding Forms Pro infected your computer

Likewise Tinychill.com, Searchactiv.com or Search.chunckapp.com, Finding Forms Pro infiltrates systems via untrustworthy downloads. Such method is known as bundling – deceptive technique of promoting repacks with unwanted programs. Developers pay website holders for injecting their software alongside freeware. During the set-up, most users misuse skipping additional options by rushing until the end of the installation. This often results in unintentional infiltrations since people fail to check “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that contain adware or browser hijackers. Thereafter, users struggle to reset browser settings and get rid of unwanted programs that stealthily collect personal data. Do not worry, we are here to help you restore the balance and safety on your computer in the guide below.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Finding Forms Pro completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Finding Forms Pro 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 Finding Forms Pro manually for free

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

Note: Finding Forms 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 Finding Forms Pro from Control Panel

To start removing Finding Forms Pro you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – for example, “Finding Forms Pro”, “Finding Forms Pro Toolbar” or “Finding Forms Pro New Tab”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Finding Forms Pro from Mac:

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

Remove Finding Forms Pro from Windows XP:

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

Remove Finding Forms Pro from Windows 7:

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

Remove Finding Forms 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 Finding Forms Pro, click Uninstall.

Remove Finding Forms Pro from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Finding Forms 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 Finding Forms Pro 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 Finding Forms Pro in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Finding Forms Pro

In some cases, Finding Forms Pro won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Finding Forms Pro. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Finding Forms 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 or uninstall Finding Forms 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 Finding Forms Pro

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

and for Mac:

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Opera Browser:

Generally, Finding Forms 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 Finding Forms Pro extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Finding Forms Pro installs a search engine (search.hfastpackagetracker.net), that hijacks your browsers. Here is an 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.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys of Finding Forms Pro

Finding Forms Pro files:

browseraction.js
config.js
dailyFeature.js
log.js
newTab.js
search.js
store.js
utility.js

Finding Forms Pro folders:

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg

Finding Forms Pro registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FindingFormsPro

How to block redirects and pop-ups from Finding Forms Pro

Finding Forms Pro 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 websites, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Finding Forms Pro” 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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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 ratings including related to Finding Forms Pro. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

Download Avast Browser Cleanup

Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

Download Shortcut Cleaner

Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Finding Forms Pro 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 the 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 Finding Forms Pro.

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