Do you know what Stolen Camera Finder is?
Even though some users have concerns about the extension’s working manner Stolen Camera Finder appears to be a legitimate application. According to its descriptions, the tool was created to help users find their stolen cameras or see if they purchased a stolen one. The idea is to build a database of serial numbers by registering them or uploading photos. Then the tool could track down stolen devices by searching the Internet for photos taken by the same camera. Therefore, all users are invited to install the extension and contribute to the project. Most of the comments on Chrome Web Store give positive reviews for the application and think it is a great idea, but as we mentioned, in the beginning, there might be users who may not wish to keep it installed any longer. If you are not satisfied with it either, you can quickly delete it through your browsers extensions’ menu, and the instructions guide below the text will help you complete this task.
It was already said earlier, but to clarify we would like to say Stolen Camera Finder is not malicious or harmful and it is considered to be a legitimate application. Like it is stated in the Stolen Camera Finder FAQ section the add-on does not store any photos you upload but only takes the provided photo’s EFIX information, for example, serial camera’s number, model, data, time, and some other technical details about the picture and the device it was taken with. It would seem as long as the application is installed it “crawls the internet searching for photos, collecting the serial numbers of the cameras that took them.” Suppose the serial number and the device’s model matches with the particular camera’s that was registered as stolen earlier by its owner, the person should get an email letter to inform about this finding. If this happens, the extension’s creators advise offering a reward for returning the camera.
Furthermore, to our knowledge, Stolen Camera Finder can be downloaded from its official web page called stolencamerafinder.com and Google Chrome Web Store Page. Our researchers say it might work on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox too. However, since we did not find the extension on Firefox Add-ons website, we will only talk about user reviews and comments we found on Chrome Web Store site. As we said before in most of them, users see the application as a great tool and possibly the last chance to get back one's stolen camera. Still, there are those who believe the extension could be disturbing their browsing by slowing down the browsing application. For example, one of the users said his browser works faster with the add-on being disabled and another one claimed the tool runs on every visited website and causes errors.
Since there are a couple of negative reviews, it is quite possible there might be more users who are not entirely satisfied with this product and may even wish to remove it. Naturally, we are prepared to assist our readers if they decide to do so. It should not be difficult to erase Stolen Camera Finder unless you have never removed any extension before and do not have any idea how to reach the extensions’ menu on your browser. In which case we can guide you through the process with the instructions available below. All you have to do is complete given steps one by one, and the add-on should be deleted with no trouble.
Erase Stolen Camera Finder
- Press ALT+F and select Settings.
- Click on More tools and pick Extensions.
- Find the unwanted extension.
- Press the trash bin button near it.
- Select Remove.
- Press ALT+X.
- Click on Manage add-ons.
- Choose Toolbars and extensions.
- Find the add-on and erase it.
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
- Choose Extensions.
- Select the application and press Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Stolen Camera Finder is a legitimate browser extension, although it has a couple of negative reviews on one of its distribution web pages. Users who wrote these reviews say the application is making Google Chrome work slower than it would without the tool being installed and might cause errors while visiting various web pages. If you are experiencing something similar as well and do not wish to keep the add-on installed you can easily delete it from your browser with the removal guide we placed above this text. Nevertheless, if you do not think there are any issues with the application, we do not see why you could not continue using it and keep contributing to this project.