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What is find<img>?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that find<img> is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
This particular one closes your search tab and opens a new one with their own search engine. This one alos adds Search recommendations.


How do I know if my computer is affected by find<img>?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:


You may have noticed these warnings during install:





How did find<img> get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:


after a redirect from their website:


How do I remove find<img>?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this search hijacker.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of find<img>?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes find<img> completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the find<img> hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.




Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

CHR Extension: (find<img>) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi [2021-04-08]

Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\1.1_0
       Adds the file background.js"="4/6/2021 2:59 AM, 44895 bytes, A
       Adds the file content.js"="2/5/2021 10:44 PM, 3216 bytes, A
       Adds the file element.js"="5/23/2018 1:05 PM, 1911 bytes, A
       Adds the file Frequency.js"="4/7/2019 9:04 PM, 671 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 963 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="4/7/2019 3:16 PM, 639 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.js"="2/25/2021 6:41 PM, 4884 bytes, A
       Adds the file styles.css"="3/29/2021 7:15 PM, 3262 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\1.1_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 1503 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="4/6/2021 2:59 AM, 2404 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\1.1_0\images
       Adds the file 128.png"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 5788 bytes, A
       Adds the file blank.png"="3/9/2019 4:45 PM, 467 bytes, A
       Adds the file download_32.png"="3/10/2019 3:30 PM, 786 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi
       Adds the file 000003.log"="4/8/2021 9:02 AM, 118 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 185 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="4/8/2021 9:00 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi"="REG_SZ", "7B08481D1F87688BBF9ABC5E3FD0B3ADF5D274D14F29A7B353C25825299E1ABF"

Malwarebytes log:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/8/21
Scan Time: 2:14 PM
Log File: f26f33a4-9863-11eb-9f1f-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.1249
Update Package Version: 1.0.39237
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}-PC\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 233761
Threats Detected: 11
Threats Quarantined: 11
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 16 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
Adware.SearchHijacker, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , , 
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\Google\Chrome\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi, Quarantined, 300, 929110, 1.0.39237, , ame, , , 

File: 8
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 300, 929110, , , , , 0F590968BA3B293C96B3957CA3FA48F3, 15C4C1B3F21697F72BB96F0DD70A5696EE3C0AB74AF14AA7468569AFBF91EE41
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 300, 929110, , , , , 30D51327A537D5AB7C2438AB2E6A5C82, BF6D705FD77B3606D4A91E924219C1CA541CB1D7282286C126DCCFDB02122B18
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\000003.log, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , 9D367307EF52A0079A4E9E5B22AF4E30, 9D760B557347C0158A263635EEAE7F789198B4D1D4664DB4104B8C77B6026856
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\CURRENT, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\LOCK, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , , 
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\LOG, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , B946C279DD1CE89ABC64EEAF7CDBD6A2, 12571BFAE86BB5B81B9D92BD03E47232E846C5958368D8A909CE5DC75CBCA1A8
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\LOG.old, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , 44E251A2627F7F4F8D98B0526C2A9754, 1E00A2121B4423FFD70F6F1F549F283216DD4E0BBD9187E0588DF9868B33CBD8
Adware.SearchHijacker, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\knnmobpjalbkkafefiejblkgpdeopnmi\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 300, 929110, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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