How to remove FilmFanatic Toolbar
What is FilmFanatic Toolbar:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
FilmFanatic Toolbar or just FilmFanatic is considered as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and/or adware program which display pop-up boxes when browsing on the internet, advertisements and sponsored links. FilmFanatic Toolbar is likely to infiltrate systems without asking for users’ permission and it is designed to modify browser’s settings and tracking user’s internet activity. Filmfanatic is also capable of loading unwanted advertisements on a random webpage that you visit. The PUP will load many unwanted ads into web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and it will also modify your homepage and search settings to http://hp.myway.com or http://search.ask.com.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might see different pop-ups, banners, search suggestions, sponsored link advertisements displayed on popular pages. You might also see a little button referring you to similar products which will be offered by the PUP. The search results can also be altered, displaying information loaded with spam and third-party advertising.
FilmFanatic Toolbar is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. The possible distribution of Film Fanatic Toolbar varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove FilmFanatic Toolbar:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic FilmFanatic Toolbar Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect FilmFanatic Toolbar and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
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Manual FilmFanatic Toolbar Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove FilmFanatic Toolbar PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Remove FilmFanatic Toolbar Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Program List for any entry related to FilmFanatic Toolbar/Ask Toolbar Updater, MPC Cleaner, DealBeaver, Ads by Mgid, MyStartPage1.ru, SearchGra.com, MySafeSavings, ArcadeTropics, EverydayManuals, Search.mpc.am, ArcadeCookie, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, GetFormsOnline, GamesFlight, PC Backup 360, Ps4ux.com, Search.epolife.com, Safebrowsing.biz, Searchguide.level3.com, SafeSurfs.com, SpaceSoundPro, Yeabests.cc, MyFunWeb Products or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection, and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove FilmFanatic Toolbar from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-left corner), click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Delete any folders or files related to FilmFanatic Toolbar by checking the following locations: