What is FBDownloader Search Virus?
FBDownloader Search is a web search engine which is automatically set up as your home page or new tab page on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. The search page is usually installed to your browser by bundled software that comes along with applications you download from the internet. One of such sites, serving apps with FBDownloader Search bundled, is Softonic. The scheme to inject the virus is rather simple: during an installation process you are asked to install a 3rd party app by checking a dedicated checkbox in the setup window. The trick is, this checkbox is usually checked by default, so most people just click "Next" and have their computers infected with the likes of untrusted search engines such as FBDownloader Search.
We strongly suggest that you remove FBDownloader Search immediately, as your privacy as well as your personal data may be at risk. You can remove this search engine manually or by using a certified anti-spyware or anti-virus application (recommended).
How to remove FBDownloader Search Virus?
Automated FBDownloader Search Virus removal instructions
Download SpyHunter to remove FBDownloader Search Virus:
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking on the installed file and follow the on-screen instructions.
Manual FBDownloader Search Virus removal instructions
Note: proceed only if you know what you are doing. Accidental removal of critical files may lead to your browser's inoperability thus having to reinstall it.
To remove FBDownloader Search Virus and all traces of the infection, carefully follow these steps:
Open Control Panel and choose Uninstall a program (if on Windows Vista/7/8) or Add/Remove Programs (if on Windows XP). In the list, select and uninstall any applications with FBDownloader in its' name.
Remove the following remaining FBDownloader folder from your system:
Remove FBDownloader Search Virus registry keys: