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Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

In Google Chome go into the Extentsions and I clicked Disable.

If a typo, and you mean Facemoods

Quads

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

Quads,

Apparently there is a PUA Funmoods toolbar .....

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

Thanks for the link, Quads --

What I was finding yesterday was pretty secondary. At a quick scan threatexpert gives a lot of details but not how to treat it? Maybe I missed something.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

I found the setup file although it sounds like there may be variants bundled in other software, One which may use the HOSTS file to cause redirects.

Mine, http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=6f8e75c9f9f5637e85fc639f532e6bf1

The Funmoods logo looks the same as the Facemoods one.

When installed, it changes your search engine, homepage and adds an Extension for IE, Firefox, Chrome.

After uninstalling FunMoods in the Add /Remove programs and restarting your Browser(s) you still need to reset your Homepage to what you want, or had, and then also uninstall the Extension from within the browser options (tools).

Quads

Kudos1

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

In Google Chrome, the Search engine needed to be reset and FunMoods entry removed,

Extension,

Quads

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

Thanks very much for the additional info Quads !


Quads wrote:

In Google Chrome, the Search engine needed to be reset and FunMoods entry removed,

Extension,

Quads


I don't allow this rubbish anywhere near my hard drives , but I can pass this info on to those who do ! Thanks again for taking the time Quads...Much appreciated

                                                                                                                  Cheers .......Ed

Windows7 SP1....Norton NIS 2012 ...4Gb RAM ..Momentus XT SolidState HybridHDDocendo discimus ( Teach in order to learn)
Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

This is what I would do: Open up Windows's Add/Remove programs and try uninstaling the Funmoods toolbar (search for the entry related to Funmoods and click uninstall.  Then try scanning your PC with the Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php).

Click Update > Check for Updates.
When the definition files have updated, click OK.
Click the Scanner tab > Perform full scan > Scan.
If infections are found during the scan, the number of infections will be highlighted in red.
When the scan is finished, click Show Results.
Make sure that everything is selected, then click Remove Selected.
If you're prompted to restart to finish the removal process, click Yes.
Start Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware again.
Click the Logs tab.
Highlight the scan log entry, then click Open.
When the scan log appears in Notepad, copy and paste it into your next reply.

After the scan, reset your host file back to default (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034/en-us).

Norton Internet Security 2012, Internet Explorer 9, Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) SP1
Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

You might needhelp,

As Malwarebytes does not detect or fix the leftovers, as I discribed above. So I tend not to do things I know as usless after I actually installed Funmoods on this system.

Quads

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

Hi I also have funmoods browser hijacker and it is proving difficult to remove. It affects IE, Chrome and FF. Have uninstalled using Add/Remove in Control Panel, deleted it in Tools/Add Ons (extensions), used Manage Search Engines to remove it from the list  and restored search engines to default  - no use.  I now see from various forums  that Funmoods overrides these fixes and numerous other standard ones and is hidded deep in Windows Registry. Have scanned with Norton 360, Anvisoft and Malwarebytes which "found" threats and removed them - but not Funmoods as it is still controlling searches. . Having looked on the web it seems it is a very insidious virus and even blocks attempts to access popular antivirus sites - creates fake warnings and "scan results" which bear no relation to the problem. Clever!  (I thought my internet connection was down on several occasions as "unable to connect" mesages came up or just blank screens).  

Am amazed that a search on Norton for Funmoods returned no matches - was hoping I had industry leading AV protection!   Does Norton know of this virus - and is anyone working to create a fix for it???

I thought with Norton 360 installed and running all the time I would be protected from this sort of thing.....  or has Funmoods found a way past? 

I have found so called fixes on these sites but am concerned they may be fake sites set up by Funmoods to create revenue from paid downloads to remove it....  can anyone advise which is a safe one to try?

www.antivirustech.com

www.cleanpcguide.com   (this one suggests using Spyware Doctor - is this safe?)

www.fantastek.com

www.uninstallvirus.com

www.guides.yoosecurity.com

www.wikisecurityinfo.com

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

FunMoods, is only considered a PUP,   I have installed it and removed it,   I would not consider it Malware but more annoying.

Quads

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

You might have luck running the free version of SUPERAnti-Spyware.

Dave.

Windows 7 x64 SP1 | NSwB 22.1 | MBAM Premium | MBAE Free | HMP.A 2 | SpywareBlaster
Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

I had it attack my browsers too after my 11 year old downloaded something.  I found that the "people" at Funmoods have put a video on YouTube detailing how to eliminate their "product" from your browsers. 

This is the link for FireFox but they also have them for Chrome and IE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgvN9D07FGA

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

I still have the funmoods VIRUS on my computer after I have uninstalled it. It shows up on my tabs window in IE. Can anyone please help?
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Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

I am far from a computer expert. That said, I too had a run in with funmoods. It took me 2 months to get rid of this malware. It fully takes over your computer so you can't access your home page or use your search engines. It really slows down computer performance as well. The way I got rid of funmoods follows. First, I went to the control panel and deleted the program. I followed this with downloading Spyhunter. I was told to download from onto a thumb drive using another computer. I did this, installed and ran the program. I followed this with something from FireFox called "Firebug". I ran this next. funmoods continued to dominate my computer. I tried to change may home page under my Internet settings in the control panel to no avail. I was effectively locked out. Then, my computer really slowed down so I decided to clean the registry, compact, etc. I bleached the registry, then had a problem accessing my college email. It said I needed to accept cookies, so I went to the options menu in FireFox, Internet, and I think under privacy, I found the cookies that are on my computer. In scrolling down the list, I came across funmoods, so I deleted it. I haven't  seen hide nor hair of funmoods since. It was in 2 places. I have my home page back and full control of my computer. 

It should be noted that Norton started out saying funmoods was a malicious site, then it said the program was fine. This is not a safe program. It hijacks your search engine, pop-up blocker and your computer. It is definitely malware. I hope this helps others remove this program from their computers.

Peter

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

FunMoods is not a Virus and for the user, 2 months to remove it hahaha,  I would give up after a few hours and give up on Malware removal

Adwcleaner

Quads

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

I just got rid of this annoying little imp.  MBAM didn't detect it because it is not considered malware.  I don't remember if IObit Malware Fighter detected it, but I know that the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware detected, and I removed it.  I started having problems with my browser after I clicked Yes on a Script Error message one day.  Funmoods is just an annoyance from what I can tell, and from what others are saying.  I have had several Script Errors come up since I removed it, and I just close them out. 

Everything is running fine like it was before I had this problem.  I think it might be installed using Click-Jack.  That is basically when you click on something, and it can do a number of things like installing stuff without you knowing about it.  Not sure if that is the official name for it, but that is what I have heard it being called.

Kudos0

Re: funmoods toolbar ????

hahaha, someone having some fun with a simple PUP.

Quads

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