ChoiceFinder - How to remove

ChoiceFinder stands for a rogue software solely attacking Mac browsers. It basically works like typical adware that displays intrusive pop-up ads and redirects browser to shady websites not requested by users. Often the advertisement banners or pop-ups delivered by ChoiceFinder may bring you to extremely dangerous resources that may essentially damage your computer. In addition to the adware-type component, ChoiceFinder additionally performs continuous data tracking, which is a direct violation of your privacy.

ChoiceFinder is very similar in its behavior to BenefitSites, DiscoveryEngine and TopLookup applications described by us previously. All of them refer to dubious infiltration methods and definitely produce an extremely negative impact on system performance. Based on these reasons, ChoiceFinder is the potentially unwanted program (PUP) that should be immediately removed.

ChoiceFinder features and problems:

Type of threat Adware,

browser hijacker.

ChoiceFinder infection symptoms Lots of pop-up ads,

unexpected browser redirects,

dangerous ads that lead to malware infections.

Issues with the adware Reads your IP, browsing history, usernames, passwords, and other information,

promotes potentially dangerous websites.

How to remove ChoiceFinder Force quit ChoiceFinder,

delete suspicious profiles, the ChoiceFinder app, and the extension,

use anti-malware tools (like Combo Cleaner) to check your Mac for malware.

How does ChoiceFinder undermine your browsing?

Programs like ChoiceFinder promise a lot of positive things to happen with your browser. For instance, the authors of the software report that by installing the app the users will be able to get more relevant search results that may help them find the requested information much faster. There is no indication about any intrusive pop-up ads, banners, coupons, deals or discounts that ChoiceFinder additionally delivers. However, this is exactly what happens once the people mistakenly install ChoiceFinder on their Macs. The great multitude of ads essentially diminishes the very browsing. Instead of finding the proper information, the users have to permanently close annoying advertisement banners or new browser tabs that permanently lead them to all kinds of suspicious places on the web.

ChoiceFinder uses the so-called virtual layer of ads placed on top of other important content online. For instance, you may visit certain commercial resources looking for the best price for a specific product, whereas ChoiceFinder will show its ads over the main content of the requested page. Thus, you will not be able to properly read the genuine content. The adware regularly forces you to click on its ads or at least to view them permanently, hoping that sooner or later you will click on the specific advertisement banners. However, we strongly encourage you not to interact with the aforesaid adware and its tricky offers. When clicking on its ads, you will be brought to unreliable, malicious, tricky, hacked or scary pages, for instance:

  • misleading browser surveys or questionnaires collecting your personal details;
  • fake Adobe Flash Player update alert leading to the installers of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs);
  • websites containing malicious scripts that lead to stealthy installation of malware;
  • pages designed to force you into downloading third-party browser extensions (hijackers).

Redirections by ChoiceFinder is generally done considering your local settings and geographical location. Ads are provided in various languages depending on your IP address, making sure the content is more familiar to you. To make the ads more relevant, ChoiceFinder performs permanent data tracking.

ChoiceFinder spying features.

In addition to browser hijacking, ChoiceFinder continuously monitors all your online activities. It tracks the following information:

  • IP addresses;
  • geographical locations;
  • submitted search queries;
  • visited URLs;
  • previous browsing history.

The danger in the aforesaid spying activities is that the information collected by ChoiceFinder is strictly personal and confidential. However, the adware may share it with third-party companies (adware distributors or even online criminals) that may manipulate it for obtaining revenue.

Interconnection between ChoiceFinder and other potentially unwanted programs may lead to unauthorized installations of rogue apps, result in serious privacy concerns, or may even cause serious financial loss or identity theft. For safety reasons, ChoiceFinder must be immediately removed from your Mac device.

How to get rid of ChoiceFinder adware?

Upon successful installation, ChoiceFinder injects its special application into the Mac environment. Additionally, it hijacks the browser by installing and activating its own extension. You may access Safari browser preferences, look for ChoiceFinder and attempt to remove it manually, however, the message will come up that the extension is related directly to the ChoiceFinder application. You will need to first force quit the adware by referring to the help of the Force Quit Applications tool. Then you may delete the adware app and the associated extension.

Considering the fact that ChoiceFinder came up on your Mac unexpectedly, it’s quite possible that there are some other unwanted applications still in place. You may attempt to locate and delete them manually. However, some adware-type apps are concealed deep in the system without the possibility of visual identification. We recommend that you scan your system with the reliable anti-virus software for Mac, for instance, Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Follow the instructions below for more details.

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