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Jun 28, 2013

MyFunCards Search Removal

Is MyFunCards Search taking over your browsers including IE and Firefox? Why your homepage is replaced and your browser is redirected to another website that you don’t want? Follow the guides below to find out an effective manual way and completely remove MyFunCards Search.

MyFunCards Search Description:

MyFunCards Search is not a virus but it did really annoy computer users recently because its presence on their computers can lead to serious computer problems. It is a browser extension and it is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Most of time, this toolbar is installed if one has visited myfuncards.com website or installed other programs that bundled with MyFunCards Search. Once downloaded, it uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. Also it replaces your home page with its own web site and your default search engine without your permission.

MyFunCards Search provides you an easy way to search information you want. It shows up at the top of your browser along with other icons like Smiley Central, Webfetti etc. Even though it seems to be a legitimate search engine, it will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. Instead, malicious third parties can exploit this search engine to display search results that lead to corrupted websites, full of malware installers. Furthermore, MyFunCards may constantly use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers, as well as receive ads and pop-ups from third party servers, which causes much slower internet connection speed and overall connection instability. To sum up, any delay in removing this toolbar will increase the risk of your computer, you should get rid of MyFunCards Search as soon as possible.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Other symptoms that come from MyFunCards Search:

Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering MyFunCards Search can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once this hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Without any doubt, MyFunCards Search is an unwanted program that can alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page. It aims to hijack your web browsers and perform malicious tasks to interrupt your browsing activities. More than that, MyFunCards Search can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage and default search engine. Therefore, to avoid the further damage, you must remove the program where MyFunCards Search comes from. And also you need to delete the extension and add-ons from affected browser as soon as possible.

Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on June 28, 2013 7:44 am

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