You know you’re old when you don’t find the likes of Positive Finds surprising at all. Another symptom of old age is the phrase “these days.” If you find yourself repeating it over and over again, congrats, join the oldie wagon. I think that adware and the search habits of the people “these days” are somewhat related. I mean, it’s not problem to remove Positive Finds on your own, but I find it peculiar that some people don’t even try. Like, seriously? How hard it is to open your Control Panel and actually UNINSTALL the program in question? One could think your fingers would fall off if you tried.
Nah, I’m not directing it at YOU, it’s just a figure of speech, you know. But what I mean is that back in the days (aaaaaand, the oldie attitude kicks in) we were really thorough about our search and research. Nowadays, I get the feeling that people either a) don’t bother using the search service we are offered; or b) can’t be bothered to actually READ carefully. I mean, it’s okay if someone who’s not that savvy in computers gets infected with Positive Finds (okay, it’s not okay, but just… let’s leave it be), because not everyone is educated enough to know what one should be careful about on the Internet.
What bothers me the most, however, is that we take it for granted that the younger generation that group up with computers and the Internet since cradle KNOWS everything about Internet safety, computer security, and the dangers one might face if one installs the likes of Positive Finds. Contrary to what people believe, if you’re not interested in computers, you won’t know what’s good or bad, even if you grew up working with one since you were a toddler. I mean, it would be the same as expect every guy to be an awesome mechanic and every lady to be good in kitchen. Stereotype much?
The difference? Well, Positive Finds can’t guarantee that the content it provides is safe. This app is not responsible for whatever the associated third parties might throw at you. So it’s obvious that if you have such programs as Positive Finds on your PC, you must remove it.
How to avoid Positive Finds and the like? Well, stay away from file sharing sites, don’t click on random download buttons, and PLEASE READ installation wizards whenever you install freeware. It is a true case by case basis when it comes to adware, but the bottom line is that, if you exercise safe web browsing habits, you should avoid such annoying apps.
Here’s a video for you on how to delete Positive Finds from your PC. Also, I’m giving general instructions of software removal below it. It’s really simple, so please try it out! You will do yourself a favor if your keep your system clean! ^^
Program Removal Guide
- Click the green Start button.
- Go to Control Panel and open Add or remove programs.
- Highlight and remove unwanted programs.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
- When the Charm bar appears, click Settings (the gear icon).
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.