I have a lot of pop-ups on my browser recently. So I run my antivirus and it detects “Adware:Win32/Funpo” on my computer. However, every time I try to remove it, it is not working. The pop-ups are still in my Google Chrome and driving me crazy. Is there anything I can do to stop those crazy ads?
Adware:Win32/Funpo is classified as adware that mainly promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. If your antivirus program keeps reporting this virus, then it proves some potentially unwanted programs must be installed on your computer without your knowledge which may display you a lot of useless and interrupting ads on your web browser. Actually adware is not a virus, but it acts more aggressive than a virus. It can affect all your web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome. Thus, while you are browsing the Internet, you may get some unwanted guests that block you from getting online properly. You may see an Internet advertisement window appears that says computer is infected or a plug-in is required to view this page. Without fully understanding what it is, you may accept the prompt, and then let other viruses invade your computer.
By working in the background, this adware can change your homepage and default search provider. It also adds unwanted toolbar to your computer to occupy your system resources. It is worth mentioning how this malicious program travels around the Internet. In most cases, it is bundled with other free software. That is to say, when you download something free from the Internet, you need to be very careful during the the installation procedure. Never skip any steps and opt out for a custom or advanced install mode in order to make sure you do not install any unwanted programs alongside. Adware:Win32/Funpo can also degenerate your PC’s comprehensive performance seriously by introducing other threats such as worm, ransomware and malware. Hence, don’t hesitate to remove it from your computer.
1. This virus slows down your computer speed which makes you in a trouble while opening program and surfing Internet. It takes forever to open a program or website.
2. Antivirus you have installed keeps popping up messages while you are surfing on the internet showing you the computer is at risk but you can’t get rid of it all.
3. This virus will shut down your other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. And it will also infect and corrupt your registry, leaving your computer totally unsafe.
4. This virus will disable the proper running of many different programs or even disable some functions of your computer.
5. System restore can’t help to remove this adware completely.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Adware:Win32/Funpo is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, 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 to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. 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.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries related to Adware:Win32/Funpo that should be deleted:
Adware:Win32/Funpo is adware that attacks vulnerable computers running with Windows operating system (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8). It can bring users a lot of annoyance once downloaded. Firstly, this threat will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. And then it hijacks Internet browser such as Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by changing your browser settings without your knowledge. It has the ability to access all your data on all websites, which poses threat to your privacy undoubtedly. All the sensitive information of the target users could be collected by cyber hackers. In a word, the longer Adware:Win32/Funpo stays in your computer, the more inconvenience it can bring to you. You had better take action to remove it now.
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 8, 2014 9:17 am