Global-Finder.com
Removal Instructions and Help

What is Global-Finder.com?
Global-Finder.com is a website search engine organized into a wide variety of categories and groups. It based upon and links to another search engine called clearsearch.net. It takes over as your start page or default search engine in Internet Explorer. It appears to be a variant of the CoolWebSearch homepage hijacker as well.

How do I Remove Global-Finder?

1) Search for and delete MSINFO.EXE

  • Click on Start, Search (or Find), Files and Folders
  • In the Named box, type the following

    msinfo.exe
  • You should find it in the following folder

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSINFO
  • Highlight it and delete it, be sure to delete msinfo.exe, dont delete msinfo32.exe (part of the Windows files)

2) Remove the line for MSINFO.EXE from Win.ini

  • Click on Start, Run, Type the following and Click OK

    notepad c:\windows\win.ini

  • Remove the file about MSINFO.EXE from the run line, leaving only RUN =
  • Click on File, Save, and close the window

3) Search for and delete BOOTCONF.EXE

  • Click on Start, Search (or Find), Files and Folders
  • In the Named box, type the following

    bootconf.exe
  • Highlight it and delete it


4) Remove the Bootconf.exe line from the Registry

  • Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and click OK
  • In the left hand column, Click on the pluses (+) next to the following Registry Keys

    + HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    + SOFTWARE
    + MICROSOFT
    + WINDOWS
    + CURRENT VERSION
    + RUN
  • In the right hand column, highlight and delete the key for

    bootconf.exe
  • Close the Registry Editor

5) Reset the Default Home and Search Pages for Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools
  • Click on Internet Options
  • Click on the Programs tab
  • Click on the button for Reset Web Settings and Click Yes

You can change your homepage under the General tab to whatever you'd like as well

6) Reboot the computer and test (global-finder.com should be gone)


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