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Sep 22, 2014

Remove Start.Facemoods.com Browser Hijacker

The browser runs weirdly in these days? No matter where you want to go, you are redirected to Start.Facemoods.com? Why is your most favorite homepage also changed to this unnecessary site? You are forced to start browsing from it? If you do not how to delete this browser hijacker from your computer, you can learn what to do here.

More Details about Start.Facemoods.com:

Start.Facemoods.com is a browser hijacker which has annoyed many computer users recently. Browser hijackers are masty. They even change your default homepage as well as search engine without your consent, redirect you to some suspicious web pages and control your search results. Its appearance is specially designed to be looked like a genius search engine in order to deceive inexperienced computer users. Not only will your homepage be changed its domain, but also all of your search results are not true. There may be more viruses hiding in the false results. Once you find that your computer is affected by this browser hijacker, your journey of miserableness will begin soon.

Your computer will suffer from Start.Facemoods.com if you access some unsafe online resources. For example, visiting pornographic websites, opening spam email attachments or downloading unknown free applications will lead to its infiltration into the computer. Most of antivirus programs are unable to handle the clever hijacker successfully. Once it gets in the computer, you won’t notice it at first, but soon you will find that there is something wrong for you have to receive many pop-up ads. Your previous search engine (Google, Yahoo or Bing) is replaced without rhyme or reason. If you use the hijacker to search for something, you will get some unreliable search results which look very real and practical but may contain dangerous computer infections. If you click on any of them, your computer may suffer from more damages. So there is no doubt that you should drive the browser hijacker away from your computer as soon as possible. It is believed that it is able to collect valuable information stored in the computer. No wonder the pop-up ads just suit to your preferences. Therefore, what you should do now is to remove it with the least delay possible.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screenshot of the Start.Facemoods.com Browser Hijacker:

Start.Facemoods.com Browser Hijacker

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.

Manual Removal Guide:

As mentioned before, Start.Facemoods.com browser hijacker cannot be removed by antivirus programs 100%. Thus, you need to get rid of it manually from the computer. To prevent any unnecessary errors leading to unpredictable losses, please take some time to do a backup beforehand. Then follow the steps below:

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of Start.Facemoods.com

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end Start.Facemoods.com’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to Start.Facemoods.com through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

The browser does not work properly due to Start.Facemoods.com? Browser hijackers are all so aggressive that they are able to prevent you from accessing targeted web sites and redirect you to some unauthentic web sites containing a lot of ads or even vicious viruses. How to get rid of the unnecessary site and stop the annoying redirections? Some people may want to uninstall the hijacker from the Control Panel. Unfortunately, that is useless. Default system settings are changed and malicious registry keys are added so that it won’t be removed easily. You are advised not to start your online activities through this hijacker because it does not do any good to the computer and your data. As mentioned above, it can continue to bring more troubles and collect your information, so you should get rid of it as soon as possible. You can’t just leave Start.Facemoods.com there.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by & last updated on September 22, 2014 10:12 am

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