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Should I remove TheAnswerFinder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,435
United States Rank #18,891
Reach 0.0050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.08 days
120.24 days >
Average installed length: 63.18 days


1.0.7 95.92%
1.0.3 4.08%


What is TheAnswerFinder?

This is a potentially unwanted ad-support browser extension, also considered adware that will display and inject banner ads and other forms of advertisements in the user's web browser.

"Answer Finder is ad-supported. During general Internet usage on sites where Answer Finder operates, users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text link advertisements. The type of ad is dependent on the content of the page as you generally browse the Internet. Answer Finder is not related to or endorsed by the underlying websites. These advertisements will be identified with the Answer Finder name or logo. In-text advertising, where specific keywords within the text of a webpage are matched with advertising and or related information, automatically match keywords or phrases will appear on the webpage as a double underline. Answer Finder and all related advertisements are not affiliated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."

The software will make multiple web browser setting changes and will lower the security of the user's browser and PC:
- Answer Finder will be automatically enabled on Internet Explorer, FireFox, and Chrome following installation
- Answer Finder disables Internet Explorer Accelerators.
- Answer Finder loads a lock file in Firefox that secures settings and prevents other software from changing settings.
- Answer Finder will disable CSP in FireFox and Chrome.
- Answer Finder will set the desktop version for Internet Explorer as the default browsing experience.

About  (from Mime Ventures)

TheAnswerFinder is a free tool that allows you to immediately satisfy your curiosity about anything you’re interested in! No need to spend time researching and surfing around the web. The answers will be only one click away.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TheAnswerFinder.
TheAnswerFinder.exe (437923d049d5dd92b6a6078bc0bbf259) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2015.01.20 Adware/Win32.IBryte
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:IBryte-JD [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
Avira Adware/iBryte.1786312.209
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.P
Comodo Security 20767 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9.11037 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.P
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.TheAnswerFinder.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!437923D049D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 Artemis
Norman 10.20150413 IBryte.AJQ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0117

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TheAnswerFinder
URL: theanswerfinder.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\theanswerfinder
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\TheAnswerFinder\TheAnswerFinderUninstall.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TheAnswerFinder

Program executable:TheAnswerFinder.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • TheAnswerFinder.exe - TheAnswerFinder
  • TheAnswerFinderUninstall.exe - Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • TheAnswerFinder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TheAnswerFinder' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\TheAnswerFinder\TheAnswerFinder.exe".

How do I remove TheAnswerFinder?

You can uninstall TheAnswerFinder from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TheAnswerFinder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove TheAnswerFinder.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.53%
Windows 10 39.39%
Windows Vista 4.04%
Windows XP 4.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.27%
Windows 7 Professional 11.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.08%
Windows 8 3.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.86%
  India 7.64%
  Argentina 4.86%
  Vietnam 1.39%
  Russia 1.39%
  Philippines 1.39%
  Singapore 0.69%
  UA 0.69%
  Kuwait 0.69%
  Spain 0.69%
  Turkey 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.80%
Dell 25.35%
Acer 25.35%
Lenovo 7.04%
ASUS 4.23%
American Megatrends 2.82%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.33%
LENOVO 20351 2.33%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.33%
HP 15 TS Notebook PC 1.16%


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