What is Template Finder Now

Template Finder Now is a dubious program that changes your homepage providing access to popular templates. Unfortunately, such changes can dictate unwanted capabilities such as data-tracking and generation of ads. This is exactly what browser hijackers tend to do – altering browser settings to promote fake search engines (search.templatefindernowtab.com) that show ostensibly unique results. In fact, Template Finder Now abuses legitimate Yahoo.com to redirect queries of users, which means it has nothing special to offer. On top of that, a group of malware researchers established that Template Finder Now works along with another potentially unwanted program called Encrypted Search, which penetrates systems using sneaky methods. For obvious reasons, unwanted software like Template Finder Now has to be removed from your PC to prevent the tracking and exploit of personal data (passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.). To do this, you can use our guide below and perform complete removal without traces.

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How Template Finder Now infected your computer

Unwanted programs are famously-known to be distributed via so-called “bundles”. In other words, freeware software that is downloaded by many users. Once people initiate the setup of the desired program, they yearn towards the end missing all sections presented along the way. For instance, “Advanced” or “Custom” options that often appear after agreeing with “Terms of Use”, may contain additional offers carrying unwanted behavior. This is why it is recommended to avoid installing pirated/cracked software. In other cases, please spend time searching and deselecting extra applications that may lurk inside of a repack. If you experienced the installation of Template Finder Now after visiting a suspicious website, this might another possibility of how it could infiltrate your PC. Some websites that are advertised via banners can be set up with executable scripts that launch background infections. Whatever the case, keep up with the instructions below to learn more about protection and removal as well.

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To remove Template Finder Now completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Template Finder Now and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove Template Finder Now manually for free

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

Note: Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now from Control Panel

To start removing Template Finder Now you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – for example, “Template Finder Now”, “Template Finder Now” or “Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and 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, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove Template Finder Now from Mac:

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

Remove Template Finder Now from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Template Finder Now from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab and click Uninstall.

Remove Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab, click Uninstall.

Remove Template Finder Now from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab 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 Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Template Finder Now

In some cases, Template Finder Now won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Template Finder Now. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab

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

and for Mac:

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling a program from Control Panel. To disable Template Finder Now, 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 Template Finder Now.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Template Finder Now installs a search engine (search.templatefindernowtab.com), 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.

How to block redirects and pop-ups from Template Finder Now

Template Finder Now 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 “Template Finder Now” 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 Template Finder Now. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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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:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Template Finder Now 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 Template Finder Now.

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