What kind of software is Meme Finder?
We have discovered the Meme Finder application on a deceptive website encouraging us to "download and install recommended Chrome extension". After examining this app, we have learned that it generates advertisements (operates as adware). It is described as an app allowing users to search and discover hilarious memes, photos, videos.
Meme Finder adware in detail
Typically, adware generates unwanted banners, coupons, pop-ups, or other types of ads. Moreover, those ads promote questionable websites, applications, various scams, etc. The same applies to Meme Finder. Also, ads generated by Meme Finder may be used to distribute shady apps - they can cause unwanted downloads or installations.
Additionally, our team has noticed that Meme Finder can read and change data on all websites. This app may be used to gather browsing-related and similar data. Its developers may misuse collected data for marketing and other purposes.
|Name||Ads by Meme Finder|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More about adware
Advertising-supported applications can promote fake search engines: they can hijack web browsers by changing their settings (the default search engine, homepage, new tab page). Thus, it is strongly recommended not to have adware installed/added on browsers in all cases. More adware examples are Ask Ali, Page darker, External Links Tool.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is known that the installer for Meme Finder is distributed using a deceptive website. This app gets installed after downloading and executing that installer. It is worth mentioning that adware can be bundled with other software and distributed using shady ads.
Downloaders and installers used to distribute adware gave "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings. Adware gets downloaded or installed when downloads and installations are finished without changing those settings (deselecting unwanted apps).
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download applications and files from trustworthy sources (official websites and platforms, direct links). Deselect unwanted apps before downloading and installing programs (it can be achieved by changing the settings in downloaders and installers). Do not click on advertisements displayed by shady websites and installed untrustworthy apps.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Shady website offering to install Meme Finder:
Official download page for Meme Finder:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Meme Finder?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Meme Finder" and other all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by meme finder, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by meme finder removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by meme finder, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Typically, adware slows down a computer and diminishes the web browsing experience. In some cases, it invaded privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware stands for advertising-supported software. It means that software of this type bombards users with unwanted ads. Adware often has additional functionalities: it hijacks web browsers and (or) gathers various information.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware is monetized by using it as a tool to promote various products, websites, services. In most cases, its developers use affiliate programs as the main source of income.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Meme Finder adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove adware (including Meme Finder). It is common that when users remove adware manually, files or other components belonging to adware remain in the system even after the removal. Thus, it is recommended to eliminate adware with specialized apps like Combo Cleaner.