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how do I get rid of funmood browser extension toolbar and search redirector . I suspect it's a malware. when I try option in firefox a window opens up asking me about setting changes

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I tried to uninstall the toolbar through Control Panel and changing browser settings and it worked temporarily a couple of times, but the toolbar keeps coming back. Now a window has opened up and can't be closed. it says:" browser settings change, an unknown change was detected on your browser search settings: keep current settings" or "I'm aware if this change and approve it". I have 2 accesses to firefox: one on the bottom toolbar and one on the screen. This window stops me from accessing firefox from the toolbar. It looks like very soon I won't have access to firefox anymore. I found a site that claims to remove it but provides ni identity: http://removal-tool.blogspot.com/2012/01/remove-funmoods-browser-extension.html is it safe to try it?

Chosen solution

Try going into Programs and Features and uninstalling the toolbar, then reboot. Run a Malwarebytes AntiMalware scan. You may have to re-set your preferred home page and default search engine.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php

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Every time Firefox opened

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about a week ago when dowloading software

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the window browser settings change is disabled: I can't close it and it prevents me from opening firefox

simrick 1 solutions 3 answers

Chosen Solution

Try going into Programs and Features and uninstalling the toolbar, then reboot. Run a Malwarebytes AntiMalware scan. You may have to re-set your preferred home page and default search engine.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php

Question owner

yes it worked thank you! but I also deleted fox tab video player because funmood came with it

simrick 1 solutions 3 answers

Brilliant! Cheers.

foxmann 0 solutions 1 answers

I was looking for a free mpeg-2 decoder download for my dvd. I found it at "Alwaysdownloads.com". That's where "Funmoods" came from. Check it! It came with some powerful phishing ads that wanted to rid my system of viruses. They took control of my cursor. It installed some icons in my tray that kept popping up ads that wanted to sell the "cure". It was quite scary.

jessbee 2 solutions 25 answers

Hi Simrick. When you say try going into programs and features and uninstall the toolbar. Do you mean the control panel on windows and then into programs, and then uninstall programs, I did that and I uninstalled the program, but still had the toolbar. I went to malware bites and removed 19 funbook infections but still had the toolbar. I then went into firefox help and reset firefox to its default state. That got rid of the toolbar. I wasn't aware of any special place to uninstall toolbars. If there is such a place, how do you get to it. Thanks

simrick 1 solutions 3 answers

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Hi Jessbee. In Firefox, go into Tools>AddOns>Extensions, and disable then uninstall the toolbar from Firefox. Reboot Firefox. You also have to go into Control Panel/Programs and uninstall the software from there. Then run Malwarebytes Antimalware to get rid of the leftovers.