What kind of application is Finding Solutions?
Finding Solutions is described as an application allowing to look up issues with sites that are down. Our team has discovered Finding Solutions on a questionable page, offering to add this app before continuing to the page. After examining this app, we found that it functions as adware. It shows unwanted advertisements.
More about Finding Solutions
Usually, applications like Finding Solutions display ads that promote various websites and applications. Those ads can open phishing pages, technical support (and other) scams, download sites for browser hijackers, adware (other unwanted software), etc. Also, clicking on ads displayed by the installed adware can cause unwanted downloads/installations.
It is known that Finding Solutions can read and change all data on all websites. It may be used to collect information about users (e.g., browsing history, IP addresses, or even sensitive details). Moreover, adware developers may misuse accessed information for malicious purposes.
|Name||Ads by Finding Solutions|
|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.
Adware in general
The main purpose of software of this type is to feed users with pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc. A big part of adware-type apps is distributed and promoted using deceptive methods. Thus, users often download and install adware unknowingly. More examples of adware are Keep It Dark, Dark Display, and Dark Mode Online.
How did adware install on my computer?
We found Finding Solutions on a website offering to remove errors from the Chrome browser, receive useful information, and improve the web browsing experience. This app gets added to a web browser after following the instructions provided on that page.
In other cases, adware gets installed (or downloaded) via deceptive advertisements, fake installers, or software bundles. Advertisements can download or install adware when designed to run certain scripts.
Downloaders/installers used to distribute adware have "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings or ticked checkboxes. Adware gets installed when users install software bundled with it without changing the settings mentioned above.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Do not install software without checking "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings available in installers. Use the provided settings to deselect unwanted applications before finishing downloads or installations.
Also, do not click on advertisements and notifications shown by dubious, questionable web pages. Download apps from legitimate/official pages and stores (do not use P2P networks, third-party downloaders, and similar sources). If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting Finding Solutions adware:
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- What is Finding Solutions?
- 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 "Finding Solutions", or other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by finding solutions, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by finding solutions 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 finding solutions, 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?
In most cases, having adware installed on the operating system slows down a computer and diminishes the web browsing experience (with ads concealing the contents of visited pages). Although, adware can invade privacy if downloaded from an untrustworthy source and designed to collect data.
What does adware do?
Software of this type is also known as advertising-supported software. It displays various advertisements.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware developers promote various products, websites, services, etc. Most of them monetize adware by participating in affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Finding Solutions adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will eliminate adware from the operating system. It is common that when users remove adware manually, data belonging to adware remain in the system even after the removal. Combo Cleaner removes all files and components without leaving anything behind.