Image is a browser add-on that is supposedly designed to aid you in finding what you need. However, is really an extremely annoying add-on that forces you to visit repeatedly. Even worse, is designed to change your Internet browser's settings. For example, the add-on makes your browser use the website as its homepage. This is particularly worrying because, despite its slick design, is used to direct traffic to other websites associated with malware and illegal activities. If you have any doubt about the validity of, all you need to do is try to uninstall As you will see, the browser hijacker associated with makes uninstalling Finderquery add-on very difficult. According to ESG security researchers, the best way to remove a browser hijacker is to use a strong, legitimate and up-to-date anti-malware application.

Protecting Yourself from Malware

Browser hijackers are designed to infect inexperienced computer users. Because of this, this kind of malware will often use deceptive tactics and a social engineering approach, in order to trick users into downloading and installing That is not to say that there is no need for security software. However, ESG PC security researchers consider that the best approach to protect your computer from a malware infection is a combination of strong security programs and safe Internet browsing habits.

The main thing you can do to save yourself from browser hijackers is to install a reliable anti-malware application and a firewall. It is also essential to keep these programs updated with the latest malware threats. However, one of the main things you can do to protect yourself from browser hijacker is to make basic changes to your browsing habits. Below, ESG security researchers have listed some safe browsing habits that will allow you to avoid infections like browser hijackers in the future:

  1. To avoid malware such as the one associated with, ESG security researchers strongly recommend being extremely wary of unknown file downloads. This means that you should never open email attachments from an unknown source, or download files, if you are not absolutely sure of their contents and what they do.
  2. Malware associated with websites such as can often be found at websites typically regarded as unsafe. These include adult video websites and file sharing networks.
  3. ESG PC security researchers advise being particularly careful about downloading software updates from third party sites.

File System Details may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. C:ProgramDatascanquery131.exe
2. C:Program FilesScanQueryuninstall.exe
3. C:Program FilesScanQueryscanquery.exe
4. C:Program FilesScanQueryscanquery.dll
5. C:Program FilesScanQueryScanQuery_deleted_

Registry Details may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003ServicesFinderQuery Service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionApp ManagementARPCacheFinderQuery
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicesFinderQuery Service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesFinderQuery Service


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