Finderflash.xyz is another fake search engine. Because users are extremely unlikely to pick such an engine when conducting their online searches, these misleading tools are almost always being promoted via dubious applications known as browser hijackers. Browser hijackers are designed to take control over the user's Web browsers and change some of their settings forcefully. Furthermore, they are spread through underhanded distribution methods, such as bundling, to mask their installation from the user's attention.
No matter how Finderflash.xyz entered your computer or device, it will waste no time in changing the homepage, new tab page, and the default search engine of the user's Web browser. By targeting these settings specifically, the PUP ensures that simply opening the browser, starting a new tab, or initiating a search via the URL bar will result in going to the promoted page.
Fake search engines lack the ability to generate any results on their own, and Finderflash.xyz is not an exception. It delivers results by redirecting the user's searches through the legitimate Bing engine. However, fake engines may inject sponsored ads or links leading to untrustworthy third-party pages.
Keeping PUPs on your computer or device poses the risk of having your browsing activities monitored, packaged and transmitted to a remote server. Typically, the gathered information includes the browsing history, clicked URLs, search history, as well as many device details.