Hi. Need help with computer problem. I can’t remove Futuremediatabsearch.com from my Chrome manually. I have removed it many times, but it just came back all the time. It is crazy. I didn’t install or download it. How can it appears and changes my browser like this? I can’t change my homepage now and I don’t want this wired homepage. Please help me get rid of it. Thank you.
Futuremediatabsearch.com is an unwanted ad-supported program that hijacks your browser for malicious purpose. It changes your default browser and system settings. Having this on the computer, it means your browser is infected with and controlled by adware. This browser replaces your browser search engine secretly and shows ads in user’s search results. It’s a nasty scheme that will bring financial benefit for its developer. However, it annoys most computer users who are suffering from it at the same time. It messes up your system and basic applications. It performs malicious activities silently and you will not notice it before it creates big trouble. Many people think that Futuremediatabsearch.com browser hijacker is harmless as it doesn’t destroy your system as fast as Ransomware and other aggressive threat do. In fact, it is not a wise idea to keep Futuremediatabsearch.com hijacker on your computer. Do not understate it. It can attack various web browsers, like Google, Bing, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari etc. After this Futuremediatabsearch.com virus successfully sneaks into your system, it will block security software in the first place so that it can do anything it wants freely. Your system will be trampled upon by the cogged transactions badly. You will be flooded by numerous commercial advertisements when searching on the Internet. No computer user should trust it. Not only does this hijacker change your browser settings, default homepage, but it also can shut your internet connection down, degrade PC running. The computer will run slowly and work ineffectively.
No.1: illegal movies or music. You may note that lots of illegal movies and music demand a certain media player. The website provides link to download the software, but you need to be careful. The malware like browser hijacker is embedded in the downloaded software on behalf.
No.2: pop-up ads. The cyber criminals usually design the browser hijacker programs very well and make them pop up in an attractive form. We have to tell you that unexpected clicks on suspicious links or pop-up ads may install this nasty browser hijacker on your computer.
No.3: malicious Trojan programs. Most of the Trojans are spreading via malicious software nowadays. Users who access these malicious programs in conjunction with Trojan virus will severally got infected with this browser hijacker.
No.4: ad-supported programs. Many people would like to download free software from the Internet. You should know that browser hijacker program usually is bundled with free software and shareware. It will be installed along with this kind of software as a plug-in. Cancel the plug-in installation to avoid unwanted programs.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Redirect Vrius
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Futuremediatabsearch.com browser hijacker’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
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Futuremediatabsearch.com browser hijacker 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
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
Though Futuremediatabsearch.com browser hijacker is not as aggressive as Ransomware or Trojan horse, it is harmful to your computer. We advise you remove it manually and completely. The hijacker changes everything in your browser settings without your permission. It prevents you from visiting your favorite website freely by redirecting you to suspicious websites. Besides, tons of ads pop up on your website when searching on the Internet. No one knows whether this adware will install other harmful software on your computer. It would ruin your computer further in this case. Even worse, it will mess up and corrupt the files on your computer. You may lose your precious files. This situation would be really upset. Before Futuremediatabsearch.com hijacker does further harm to your computer, remove it as soon as possible. Don’t put your precious data and computer at risk. It’s time to get rid of it completely.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on February 1, 2017 7:49 am