Magical Find removal instructions
What is Magical Find?
Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Magical Find is a deceptive application claiming to enable a wide range of useful features that supposedly improve the Internet browsing experience - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Magical Find product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" The description of this plug-in is used to trick users into believing that Magical Find is legitimate and useful. In fact, Magic Find is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The main reason for these negative associations is stealth installation, tracking of Internet browsing activity, and display of intrusive online ads.
Magical Find employs a virtual layer to display interstitial, transitional, full-page, pup-up, banner, coupon, search, and other similar advertisements. The ads do not originate from the visited sites and conceal underlying web content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Although most redirect to various e-commerce websites such as online stores, some ads may redirect to rogue sites containing infectious content, and thus, clicking them can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. In addition, this application continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity and gathers various software and hardware information including IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, URLs visited, search queries, and pages viewed. These are just some examples of the data types collected by this adware. The collected data is later shared with third parties who can misuse it to generate revenue, and since some of this information might be personally identifiable, having Magical Find installed on your system can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
This extension is identical to High Stairs, Travel Output, SnapSearch, and hundreds of other PUPs developed by SuperWeb LLC. This company intentionally releases identical browser plug-ins under different names to trick anti-spyware and anti-virus suites, and thus, preventing detection. While these apps claim to improve Internet browsing, none provide any significant value for the user. Apps such as Magical Find are designed to generate revenue by displaying ads and collecting data - they are useless to the user.
How did Magical Find install on my computer?
SuperWeb LLC distributes Magical Find using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs with regular software). Thus, it usually infiltrates systems without users' permission. The developers are aware that many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software, and thus, intentionally conceal rogue applications such as Magical Find within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Unaware of this, users often skip this section, thereby inadvertently installing potentially unwanted programs and exposing their systems to risk of further computer infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
All applications should be installed with caution. Follow each step during download and installation of any software. Use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any hidden rogue applications listed for installation and enable you to cancel them. The key to computer safety is caution. Do not rush the download or installation processes.
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- What is Magical Find?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Magical Find application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Magical Find adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Magical Find ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Magical Find' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Magical Find ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Magical Find adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "Magical Find", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Magical Find ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove magical find ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Magical Find", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by magical find, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Magical Find", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by magical find, 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 "Magical Find".
Computer users who have problems with ads by magical find 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 magical find, 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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