What is Positive Finds

Positive Finds is free browser add-on for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, designed to generate ads in users browsers. It shows “best deals”, coupons, ad banners, pop-ups on websites you visit, generally on shopping sites. Ad modules are signed like “Ads by Positive Finds” or “Powered by Positive Finds” or “Brought by Positive Finds”. In this tutorial I will show how to uninstall Positive Finds from your computer and most popular browsers.

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How Positive Finds infected your PC

Positive Finds is usually bundled with other software. What does it mean? It means, that when you download and try to install software from the internet (usually this works for small unknown utilities), you get offer directly in installation window to install Positive Finds as well. Some users, do not pay attention to it, some users, just do not spot this offers, but at the end they start seeing Positive Finds ads in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Download Positive Finds Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Positive Finds completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Positive Finds and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Positive Finds manually for free

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

Remove Positive Finds from Control Panel

To start removing Positive Finds you should remove it using Control Panel. 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 Positive Finds from Windows XP:

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

Remove Positive Finds from Windows 7:

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

Remove Positive Finds 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 Positive Finds, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Positive Finds

In some cases Positive Finds won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Positive Finds. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Positive Finds folder and files. This happens, because file positivefinds.dll or service positivefindssvc.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Positive Finds 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 Positive Finds

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

Remove Positive Finds add-on from your browsers

Removing Positive Finds from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Positive Finds extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Positive Finds extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Positive Finds extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Positive Finds from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Positive Finds, 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 Positive Finds.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Positive Finds 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 Positive Finds extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Remove following files and folders

Positive Finds files:


Positive Finds folders:

C:\Program Files\Positive Finds

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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 Positive Finds. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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