What is ContentFinder.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ContentFinder.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ContentFinder.exe file information

The process known as ContentFinder application or ContentFinder belongs to software ContentFinder by ContentFinder Company.

Description: ContentFinder.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ContentFinder.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 161,280 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 107,520 bytes, 107,008 bytes or 162,304 bytes. 
The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name ContentFinder.exe, for example Artemis!4768D425FBD3 or RDN/Generic.dx!djm (detected by McAfee), and Generic PUA BF or Generic PUA HP (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the ContentFinder.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ContentFinder application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving ContentFinder issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ContentFinder. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ContentFinder.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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