Searchfunmoods.com Removal Guide
Searchfunmoods.com is classified as a browser hijacker. It modifies your home page and default search engine. The hijacker comes as a part of Funmoods toolbar. This toolbar is presented at funmoods.com and is described as an application that allows you to use various animations and emoticons on your favorite social networking sites. The official page of the program also provides you with a working download button.
However, you can also acquire it together with other freeware or shareware. In some installers it is possible to install the toolbar without getting stuck with the hijacker, in others it is not. The toolbar is compatible with all popular web browsers including IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome which means that the hijacker will also appear in all of them. We suggest that you eliminate Searchfunmoods.com from your system, because it may not provide you with genuine results.
Where does Searchfunmoods.com come from?
As it has already been mentioned, there are two ways you could have acquired Searchfunmoods.com. One of them is by downloading the application from its official website and the other is by installing it bundled with other freeware. If you did not download the toolbar willingly, you must have acquired it together with other free software. In order to avoid installing unnecessary applications together with the software of your choice, you need to pay more attention to the installation process. Always opt for Advanced or Custom mode and deselect all additional offers. Make sure you do that next time you install freeware or shareware.
How does Searchfunmoods.com work?
Once Funmoods gets installed, a toolbar appears in your browsers. It contains a search box and quick access links to Facebook, Twitter, online radio, email, games and so on. It also provides you with access to Funmoods services such as safemoods.com, funmoodsgames.com, savefront.com and similar. Another thing that happens once the toolbar gets installed is the browser settings modifications. Your home page and default search provider are set to Searchfunmoods.com, whereas your new tab page is replaced by Fundial. We do not recommend using this search engine as it may bring you sponsored links and other ads along with the needed references. In general, you will notice an increased amount of advertisements appear on your screen. Clicking on these ads is not recommended. You may be redirected to unsafe pages and infect your PC with malware or fall victim to some other online scam. Security related issues are one of the main reasons to delete Searchfunmoods.com from your browsers.
Another important aspect of the application is that it tracks your cookies. The toolbar collects information about your browsing habits and uses it to personalize the ads. The data is used for marketing purposes and can also be sold to third parties. Although it claims to only collect non-personally identifiable information, there are no guarantees that it will not record personal data as well. To make sure that you private details stay that way, you should terminate Searchfunmoods.com without hesitation.
How to remove Searchfunmoods.com?
Once you you decide you want to get rid of Searchfunmoods.com, you need to choose how to do it. We will provide you with two options: manual or automatic removal. If you choose to delete Searchfunmoods.com manually, you will have to uninstall Funmoods toolbar and reset your browser settings. Full instructions on how to complete these tasks are presented in the manual Searchfunmoods.com removal guide below and you are welcome to use them. However, if you go for automatic removal, which is a much more reliable solution, you will have to download an anti-malware tool. Use the malware remover to scan your PC, detect all components of the hijacker and remove Searchfunmoods.com completely.
1) Delete Searchfunmoods.com and the related program:
Windows 8/7 and Vista
- Press Win+C and click on Settings/Click on Start
- Go to Control Panel and select Uninstall a program
- Terminate the unwanted application
N.B. If you are using Windows XP follow the instructions for Windows 7, but instead of Uninstall a program choose Add or remove programs.
2) Uninstall Searchfunmoods.com from browsers:
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options
- Go to the Advanced tab and click Reset button
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information
- Click on Reset Firefox button and confirm it
- Click on the menu and go to Settings
- Click Show advanced settings and then Reset settings
- Choose Reset to confirm your action.