This article offers you a detailed and step by step removal guide on how to get rid of 22find.com from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It’s really simple to follow and extremely effective in dealing with such browser hijacker problems. Read on to get the full instruction to help reconfigure your browser settings.
22Find search is a browser hijacker which will hijack target computer’s browser homepage and replace the default search engine. In most cases, it captures your browser after you have installed some free software or add-on that had bundled into their installer this browser hijacker. Sorry to say, uninstall associated programs won’t fix the problem since your browser settings are changed. You have to make further manual efforts to get your browsers back into normal.
See the screenshot of 22Find Search:
If you have no notion of what is a browser hijacker, and see 22find.com as a legitimate search engine, then you are likely to accept it and use it, this is what the domain makers want to see. If you don’t want to keep this domain, and want to remove it from your search list, then follow below instructions to erase it from your system.
22find.com Browser Search Removal Guide:
Step 1. Uninstall 22find.com associated items from the Control Panel.
Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Select “CheckRun22find_uninstaller” and “Desk365“> Click on Remove.
Windows 7: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Select”CheckRun22find_uninstaller” and “Desk365”> Click on Uninstall.
Note: Please search for programs developed by CheckSoftware and 337 Technology Limited, and uninstall them from your computer in case the program is under another name.
Step 2: Repair your browser settings.
1. Click on Tools or gear icon > Select Internet Options > Click on the Advanced tab > Hit Reset button > Check the Delete Personal settings box> Click on Reset and follow its instruction to reset Internet Explorer.
Click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window, and select Troubleshooting Information
In Reset Firefox to its default state section, click the Reset Firefox button> Click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens and follow its instruction to complete the operation.
1. Remove 22find.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.
Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the 22find.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
2. Remove 22find.com from the homepage.
Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Appearance section click Change> Type the desired website and click OK to set it as the default homepage.
3. Change default search provider, and remove 22find.com from the search engines list.
Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove 22find.com from the list.
Step 3: Clean up the various Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by 22find.com.
Go to My Computer> Local Disk (C:)> Program Files> Internet Explorer> iexplore> Right click on it and select send to> Desktop Shortcuts to replace the original one.
Go to My Computer> Local Disk (C:)> Program Files Internet Explorer> Google> Chrome> Application> Find the Chrome Application> Right click on it and create a new shortcut to replace the original one by selecting send to Desktop Shortcuts.
Find the Firefox icon, and right click on it and select Properties> In the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, remove the http://www.22find.com, and leave only Firefox path, like: “E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”.
Ste 4: Remove 22Find registry keys with Cloud System Booster.
1. Download Cloud System Booster by clicking the Download button below, and save the file to your desktop.
2. Install and launch Cloud System Booster> Click on the gear icon located on top right of the interface
3.Go to Settings> Boost> Cleaner> Privacy Clean> Manually check the option: ‘Internet Explorer Cookies‘,’Mozilla Firefox Cookies‘,’Google Chrome Cookies‘ (Other options such as registry clean, registry error fix and Opera caches are checked by default) > Hit Ok to return to main interface.
4. Click on BOOST button, and follow its instruction to clear all junks found.
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