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How to Remove 22find.com Homepage from Chrome, Firefox, IE

Question.

I accidentally got installed 22find.com on my internet explorer homepage, even it not shown into control panel so that we can uninstall it. Please guide what to do now how to remove 22find.com Homepage ?

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Solved Answer.

22find.com is a homepage redirect program, which is also categorized as a browser hijacker. This will hijack target computer’s browser homepage and replace the default search engine. This 22find.com comes into your computer without your permission.

After installation of this browser hijacker into your computer, it modifies PC’s DNS settings, registry keys, firewall settings etc. It can redirect your homepage and default search engine
to 22find.com or other malicious domains. Your new tab is also open with 22find.com. 22find.com can hijack your all popular web browsers and all operating system including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Windows xp, vista, 7 and windows 8.  It can create a shortcut on your desktop screen and get itself in windows startup menu button. 22find.com also installed lots of unwanted plugins in your web browsers. This add-on disturbs your normal activity. This unwanted program keeps popping advertisements and sponsored links on your computer screen.

In most cases, 22find.com comes into your browser after you have installed some free software
or add-on that had bundled into their installer this browser hijacker. So you should always pay attention when you download a free software packages from internet. You should download from their official websites.

This is not a virus in technical terms. However it is classified as browser hijacker and ‘PUP’, (potentially unwanted program). It comes into your computer without your permission. Anyone never wants to install 22find.com directly, usually it installs additionally with other software
packages.

To secure your computer from 22find.com, you should immediately uninstall this unwanted application. Otherwise you may be lost your browser files. 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. So you have to follow article steps carefully, it’s really simple to follow.

22find.com Removal Instructions

Step 1 : To Uninstall 22find.com from computer

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now click on Programs –> Uninstall a program or Program and Features (Windows-7, 8, Vista).
Uninstall a program image 1
Uninstall a program for Vista, 7, 8

 

  • For Windows XP users click on Add/Remove Programs.
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Uninstall a program for Windows xp
  • You will get a window which have listed all the installed programs.
  • Uninstall 22find.com from there.
  • Also do uninstall all the programs which are listed in Suspicious Programs list below, if you find any installed into your computer. Because all these programs are unwanted. You should uninstall all them immediately if you found any.
Uninstall all unwanted programs
Uninstall all unwanted programs

 

Suspicious Programs list

  • 22find.com
  • Bitguard
  • Browser defender
  • Browser protect
  • Browser protected by conduit
  • Delta search, Babylon
  • LessTabs
  • WebCake 3.0
  • Yealt
  • LyricsContainer
  • VideoSaver
  • AddLyrics
  • privacy safe gaurd
  • unfriend checker
  • Price peep today
  • Coupon amazine
  • TidyNetwork.com
  • DownloadTerms 1.0
  • Yontoo
  • Uninstall all the unwanted programs, which are not listed here.


Automatic Fixit

Download Adware Remover Tool v3.8 to remove 22find.com Automatically, It’s a Freeware utility specially designed for Adware Removal. This tool can remove most of the Adwares from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox and from their registry traces as well..

TSA_Fixit

Adware-Removal-Tool-v3.8.exe


Manual Steps

Step 1 : To Remove 22find.com infection from Windows Shortcuts.

  • Right click on the shortcut of Internet Explorer / Firefox / Google Chrome and do left click on the properties option. then their properties page you will appear. Delete that following path from target field. (As per sown below screenshots)
    http://www.22find.com/utm_source=b&utm_medium=slbnew&utm…etc.”

Shortcut infection clean

link-cleaning-process

3. As above, remove Do searches infection from startmenu’s shortcuts.

Remove Delta-Homes Start Menu

4. As above, remove DO Search infection from taskbar’s Shortcuts.

Remove Delta-Homes taskbar

Step 2 : To Remove 22find.com from Internet Explorer.

Step 2.1 : Remove 22find.com from homepage

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active the menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.22find.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.

Step 2.2 : Remove 22find.com add-ons from Internet Explorer.

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened
  • click on Programs tab then click on Manage Addons, now you’ll get a window which have listed all the installed addons.
  • Now disable the 22find.com add-on, also disable all the unknown / unwanted addons from this list. (As per below screenshot).

disable-add-ons-from-ie

Step 2.3 : Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active the menu bar), click on Internet Option. A internet option window will open.
  • For IE9, IE10 users may click on Gear icon IE Gear Icon. Then click on tools.
  • Click on Advanced tab, then click on RESET button.
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation, tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button on that. (As shown on below screenshot)
  • Now your Internet Explorer has been Restored to default settings.

Internet Explorer Reset2

  • Now you will appear a popup stated “complete all the tasks”. After completion click on close button.


Step 3 : To Remove 22find.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 3.1 : Remove 22find.com from Mozilla Hompeage

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (If tools menu doesn’t appear then press “F10” key once to active the menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under Startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.22find.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Step 3.2 : Remove 22find.com from add-ons

  • Open Firefox and then go the Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active Menu bar) click on Add-ons, you’ll get a page click on extensions from the left side pane. now look on right side pane you’ll get all the installed add-ons listed on there. Disable or Remove 22find.com addon, also disable all the unknow / unwnated addons from there. (As per below screen shot)

remove-unwanted-addons-from-firefox

Step 3.3 : Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox and then go the Help menu (Press “F10” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
    Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information” page, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option. and follow their instruction to reset.
  • Now your Mozilla Firefox has been Restored to default settings.

Firefox Reset1

Firefox Reset2


Step 4 : To Remove 22find.com from Google Chrome

Step 4.1 : Remove unwanted homepage & search engine from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), click on Settings. You will get a configuration page.
  • Under configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on their Set Pages. A another window will come up. Here you will appear the bunch of URL’s under “Set pages”. Delete all them and then enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
Google Chrome Homepage step1
Google Chrome Homepage Reset step1
Google Chrome Homepage2
Google Chrome Homepage reset step 2
  • In the same configuration page click on Manage search engines button. Delete all the search engines from there, just keep only www.goole.com as your default search Engine.
Google Chrome Homepage3
Google Chrome search engine step 3
Google Chrome Homepage4
Google Chrome search engine step 4
Google Chrome Homepage5
Google Chrome search engine Step5

Step 4.2 : Remove unwanted extensions from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), then click on Tools then, click on Extensions. (As shown on below screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions1

  • You will get a configuration page. which have listed all the installed extensions, Remove 22find.com extension & also remove all the unknown / unwanted extensions from there. To remove them, click on remove (recycle bin) icon Google Chrome remove extensions button(as shown on screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions2

Step 4.3 : Reset Google Chrome

  • Close all Google Chrome browser’s window
  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) , then you will get Run box.
  • Copy and Paste this following command “as per your OS” in this Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get open a location in windows explorer.
    Windows XP
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
    Windows 7, 8, Vista
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • In the default folder location, Rename a file named as “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“
  • In the same default folder location, Rename one more file named as “Web Data“ to “Web Data.old
  • Now your Google Chrome has been Restored to default settings.


Step 5 : To Remove 22find.com from Registry

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “REGEDIT” into the run box then click on OK. You’ll get a registry editor window.
  • In the registry editor, click on Edit menu and then click on find option, you’ll get edit box to search any string into registry editor
  • Type “22find.com” into the find box and then click on Find Next.
  • The search result will highlight the key or value which have contains the 22find.com string.
  • Now delete the Registry Key/Value/Value-Data if any one contains “22find.com” string (must see the example screenshot below)
    Note:- Do not delete the complete value data, just delete the 22find.com path only (for example see screenshot3 below)
  • Use F3 key to find Next. and do the last step to all results.
  • We are giving you the example on “Conduit” Adware.

Screenshot 1

Registry-cleaning-guide1

Screenshot 2

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Screenshot 3

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Step 6 : To Remove 22find.com from Autorun Tasks

  • Click on Start button and then do Right-Click on the computer and then do left-click on Manage. A manage window will appear.
  • In the manage window click on Tasks Scheduler from right side pane, then click on “Task Scheduler Library“, Now look on left side pane and Remove all the Tasks which have contains 22find.com string and also remove all the unknown / unwanted tasks from there (As per the screenshot below).

scheduled-tasks-removal


Step 7 : To Remove 22find.com from Startup

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “MSCONFIG into the run box then click on OK. You’ll get a msconfig window.
  • In the msconfig window click on Startup tab, here you’ll get all the startup entries, so look on the list and then do Un-check the entries which is contains 22find.com. Also Un-check all the others entries which you found unwanted. then click on OK to apply all the changes.

remove-unwanted-startup


Step 8 : To Remove 22find.com from Services

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “MSCONFIG” into the run box then click on OK. . You’ll get a msconfig window.
  • In the msconfig window click on Services tab, here you’ll get all the startup services list, click on “Hide Windows Services” all the windows related services will be hidden. now it’s only display the 3rd party installed services, now look on the list and then do Un-check the service which have contains 22find.com. Also Un-check all the unknown / unwanted services. then click on OK to apply all the changes.

remove-unwanted-services


Step 9 : To remove 22find.com registry entries with Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from registry, please follow the steps.

9.1 : Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner.exe

9.2 : Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe).

9.3 : When you get it started, click on scan button to search the 22find.com files and registry entries (As shown below screenshot).

adwcleaner-scanning-process

9.5 : When scanning process will be finished, click on Clean button to delete all the 22find.com files and registry entries (as shown on below screenshot)

adwcleaner-cleanup-process

Step 10 : To remove 22find.com with Hitman-Pro

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe

Hitmanpro-found-adware

 

Step 11 : To remove 22find.com with Malwarebytes.

11.1 : Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes.exe

How to use malwarebytes

How to use malwarebytes

11.2 : Update online Virus Definition

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11.3 : Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

11.4 : When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

11.5 : After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

How to use malwarebytes

FAQ

Q. Is 22find.com a virus ?

Ans. This is not a virus in technical terms. However it is classified as browser hijacker and ‘PUP’, (potentially unwanted program). It comes into your computer without your permission. Anyone never wants to install 22find.com directly, usually it installs additionally with other software
packages.

Q. What is22find.com?

Ans. 22find.com is a homepage redirect program, which can also be categorized as a browser hijacker. This will hijack target computer’s browser homepage and replace the default search engine. This 22find.com comes into your computer without your permission.

Q. I wish to remove 22find.com from my computer?
Q. I can’t remove 22find.com from my PC?
Q. I won’t uninstall 22find.com from my computer. What can I do?
Ans. 22find.com is an adware program and display lots of advertisements, coupons, sponsored links in your browser home page through a pop up box. So, you should immediately uninstall this adware. To remove this unwanted program, you have to follow article steps very carefully.

Q. What is 22find.com?
Ans. 22find.com is a “PUP” (Potentially Unwanted Program). It comes into your computer without your permission and change your default settings such DNS files, Registry files, Background color, browser homepage and many more.

Q. Is 22find.com a virus?
Technically, 22find.com is not a virus. However, it is categorized as “PUP” (Potentially Unwanted Program) because it comes into your computer without approval.

Q. How 22find.com enters into my computer?
Ans. 22find.com comes into your computer via free software packages and when you click visit on malicious websites. You should not download any software from 3rd party website.
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This post was last updated on:2014-03-12 | First Published:2014-03-11

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22 comments

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  14. Sorry, I figured out I lost the window before I got to click on NEXT. Did it all over again and worked super…..many thanks from a veteran.
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  16. Hey friends

    I need your help I can’t find 22find in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features, is it possible? Different name create automatic in “Programs and Features”, when I start firefox or chroe that a time automatic open 22find search engine. What I should? For remove please tell me ASAP.

    • Hi Rajesh, Please try advanced steps to remove 22find.com

      Advanced Steps:
      Step 1 : Run a scan with an anti-adware (Adwcleaner), click here to download “Adwcleaner.exe ^(http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/dl/125/)“.
      Step 2 : Above tool will reboot your computer, so please allow it to reboot.
      Step 3 : Run an Anti-malware scan (Malwarebyes) scan, click here to download: Malwarebytes ^(http://downloads.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download-exe.php)
      Step 4 : Run our Fixit tool again, click here to download newer version “ Adware Removal Tool v3.8
      Step 5 : Above tool will reboot your computer, so please allow it to reboot.

      Please let us know if it won’t fix this time.

  17. Thanks a lot, man this thing was a bitch.. I’m usually VERY good to not get Viruses, but one night I really needed a program, and looks like I downloaded it from the wrong website ;p

  18. Thank You Very Much

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