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Nov 13, 2012

Manually Remove Funmoods Toolbar – Delete Funmoods Redirect virus in 5 Minutes

Have you been redirected to a certain webpage all the time no matter what search engines you use or what sites you are supposed to get? After trying every way to uninstall it but it just shows up again and again? Take it easy, you will learn how to remove this annoying redirect virus by yourself.

Funmoods Toolbar is also known as a nasty browser hijacker even though it’s just a toolbar on your search engine. Computer users cannot be familiar with toolbars more. It can be called as a browser extension. Funmoods virus is just one of them but not a friendly and wanted one. The genius part is that it appears as normal as others and you can use it in online communicating and searching information. But be careful. Once you give it a try, you will be redirected to a certain page -startfunmoods.com virus which shows up as a common search engine. It is strongly suggested that you should stick to the search engines you are used to and do not use any unknown engines. As in this case, when you search via this scam webpage, an amount of pop-ups and ads will be showing constantly on your screen. Even though you have tried to uninstall it from the Add/Remove Programs function, it won’t come off your computer and will show itself again every time you reboot your computer. Most important, these bunch of pop-ups and redirect websites are full of viruses, bugs, malwares and other troubles that will take you forever to remove. Therefore, feel no doubt to remove this rogue toolbar out of your computer as soon as possible.

A Screenshot of Startfunmoods.com

Why Should You Remove Funmoods Virus Immediately?

# There will be lots of annoying pop-up ads and fake alerts; disturbing you from using the computer fluently;
# It will block your access to the Internet and redirect everything you do on your browser to malicious web pages;
# It will slow down the operating system and even make it terminate;
# Additional viruses and malwares will be installed without your permission to do further damage to your computer;
# Important personal information may be captured by remote hosts to conduct cyber crimes.

Manually Remove Funmoods Redirect Scam by Self

Since no antivirus softwares can remove this mess out and the Add/Remove Programs does not work well, it is best to do the job manually. Several steps have been given as below for your consideration:
a. Reboot the infected computer and get into safe mode with networking. When you have pressed the restart button, please keep pressing F8 on your keyboard until a black screen with several commands appears. Then use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/ENTER;
b. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys on the keyboard or right click on the Taskbar to open the Windows Task Manager;
c. Stop the process: [funmoods toolbar].exe
d. Search for the related files and delete them all:
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

e. Open Registry Editor and put Regidit in the blank and then click search. Remove all these following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Funmoods Toolbar
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\funmoods toolbar
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32

f. Reboot the computer again to get into the normal mode.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

 

Note: If you don’t have much computer background knowledge and are not able to remove it following the steps mentioned above, please contact YooCare professionals for a fast and full removal.

 

References:

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Published by & last updated on November 13, 2012 6:16 pm

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