search.fbdownloader Removal Tips – YooSecurity Guides

If you installed search.fbdownloader on your computer then it must be infected from then on. search.fbdownloader can be installed in different web browser like: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once you install and open it with your web browser, you will find all the default settings have been vimodified by the search.fbdownloader. It would redirect you to the Search.fbdownloader.com website whenever you try to search. We call such behavior as the browser hijack academically.search.fbdownloader is usually installed to your browser by bundled software that comes along with applications you download from the internet and also can be received in a spam email. Most of the pop ups caused by Search.fbdownloader.com are disguised as PC security alerts. These are scams and may send even more malware to your already hijacked computer. Therefor, it is an emergency issue for you to remove the search.fbdownloader.

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YooSecurity is a famous online PC support team which has won worldwide acclaims for years. Today we invite one of their experts to be here as our guest in purpose of introducing the instructions about how to remove search.fbdownloader virus. If you are having troubles on removing the malware, please follow the steps as below and you will learn the useful tips.

STEP 1 : Uninstall FbDownloader from your computer

FbDownloader may install a program (FbDownloader developed by HTTO Group Ltd) on your computer, which we will need to uninstall.

To uninstall FbDownloader program from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
Search and uninstall FbDownloader and BrowserProtect from your computer.

Remove the following remaining FBDownloader folder from your system:

%AppData%\FBDownloader

Remove FBDownloader Search Virus registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\[Random]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\fbDownloader
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\fbDownloader

Step 2 : Remove fbdownloader Search from Internet explorer:

Press arrow on the right of search box
On Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explore 9 choose Manage Search providers, On ie7 click change search defaults
Remove the fbdownloader from the list

Step 3: Remove fbdownloader search from Firefox :

In url bar.Enter “about:config” This will open settings page
Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
In the search box type type “browser.search.defaultengine” . Right click it and reset it.
In the search box type “browser.search.selectedengine” . Right click it and reset it.
Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.

Step 4: Remove fbdownloader search from Google Chrome:

On browser toolbar click 3 horizontal lines icon
Select Settings > Basics >Manage Search engines
Remove unnecessary search engines from list
Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).

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