What is Foundedscan.com

Foundedscan.com is a deceptive website that displays fake virus alerts and encourages users to scan their system with McAfee. Originally, McAfee is indeed a legitimate company developing anti-malware software, however, please note that it has nothing to do with this website. Following what this page says will likely expose users to downloading a virus rather than the antivirus. Alternatively, Foundedscan.com and other similar websites may also promote other phishing schemes – for instance, trick users into subscribing to unwanted push-notifications (by clicking on the “Allow” button). After being fooled, users usually experience a flow of spam notifications right on the desktop. Such notifications may look legitimate but lead to suspicious pages, fake software websites, adult pages, phishing domains, and other types of potentially malicious content. If Foundedscan.com constantly appears in your browser, then this is likely because you have adware or unwanted extension installed in your system. Follow our step-by-step guide below to remove it and prevent Foundedscan.com in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and other popular browsers.

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How Foundedscan.com infected your computer

Such pages are rarely opened by users – people are usually redirected to them after clicking on dubious ads, buttons, links, or other content that hide unwanted redirects on third-party pages. In the majority of cases, it is enough to close the opened website and continue browsing the web, however, sometimes users are forced to encounter such domains consistently – because their system and browser was adjusted by adware. Adware is often a small piece of software promoted along with third-party program installers. Developers tend to present it as an additional offer inside “Advanced”, “Custom”, or similar sections. Unless users detect the offer and deselect its installation manually, adware or some other potentially unwanted program will be installed without consent. In other cases, the information about additional offers may be hidden letting unwanted programs install completely on their own. Always be careful using installers from third-party vendors, and check them for promotional programs and other kinds of content. It is advised to choose only official and trusted software distributors. Read our tutorial below to learn protection tips against such threats in the future.

  1. Download Foundedscan.com Removal Tool
  2. Stop Foundedscan.com notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Foundedscan.com from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Foundedscan.com extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Foundedscan.com search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Foundedscan.com
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Download Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

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

Download Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove Foundedscan.com completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Foundedscan.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Android

Download Norton Security Android

To remove Foundedscan.com completely, we recommend you to use Norton Security for Android. It can help you remove all traces of Foundedscan.com and other malware from browsers on your Android device.

Download Removal Tool for iOS

Download Norton Security iOS

To remove Foundedscan.com completely, we recommend you to use Norton Security for iOS. It detects and removes all elements of Foundedscan.com on iPhone or iPad.

Remove Foundedscan.com manually for free

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

Disable push notifications from Foundedscan.com in browsers

Remove Foundedscan.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On the left side choose Privacy and security menu.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Site Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Permissions section and click on Notifications (with the bell icon).
  5. Go to the bottom list of sites named Allowed to send notifications.
  6. Find Foundedscan.com in the list and click 3-dots icon near it. Click Remove button to delete the website permission.

Remove Foundedscan.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On the left panel choose Privacy & Security menu.
  3. Scroll down to Permissions section.
  4. Near Notifications click Settings… button.
  5. Find Foundedscan.com in the list and click Remove Website to remove it.
  6. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Foundedscan.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Foundedscan.com in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Foundedscan.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Foundedscan.com, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Foundedscan.com from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings.
  3. In the menu click Cookies and site permissions section, and scroll down to All permissions section.
  4. Click on Notifications.
  5. Find Foundedscan.com in the list under Allow, click on 3-dots icon and choose Remove.

Remove Foundedscan.com from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Foundedscan.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Foundedscan.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller or CleanMyMac to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Mac.

Remove Foundedscan.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Foundedscan.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Foundedscan.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 recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Foundedscan.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Foundedscan.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 recently installed 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 recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Foundedscan.com from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Remove Foundedscan.com from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Foundedscan.com in Windows

In some cases, program related to Foundedscan.com won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Foundedscan.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Foundedscan.com 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 Foundedscan.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 recently installed suspicious program

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

Cannot uninstall Foundedscan.com in MacOS

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Foundedscan.com from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has a browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Foundedscan.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Foundedscan.com related extension.
  4. Click the Remove button 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. Find Foundedscan.com related extension.
  4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

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

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
  3. Find Foundedscan.com related extension.
  4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. 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 Foundedscan.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Foundedscan.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 or Foundedscan.com related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

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

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Extensions > Extensions.
  3. Find Foundedscan.com related extension.
  4. Click Details button and scroll down to the bottom.
  5. Click Remove extension link and confirm the action by clicking Remove button on opened dialog window.
  6. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Foundedscan.com may install a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
  4. Choose Reset and clean up.
  5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox:

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

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.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
  3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
  4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

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. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
  3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
  4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Foundedscan.com

Foundedscan.com push-notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or an add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Foundedscan.com” ads and banners 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 Foundedscan.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 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 Foundedscan.com.

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