How to remove (uninstall) MoneyFriend

In this item we'll tell you all needed facts about an advertising program that is called MoneyFriend. If your machine is free of MoneyFriend – you have to shun of it, and if you’ve already installed it – you have to delete it ASAP. This useless tool has no good functions, and it was developed only to earn money to online-swindlers, and to irritate its victims. Do you notice the enormous quantity of advertisement on each website, or the shifted start page? Isn't it strange that the pre-set search system is switched to the unknown web-site, and it opens each time when you open the browser? These are the attributes of advertising program's presence in the system and if you've seen few of them – your system is in danger.

What is MoneyFriend

Hackers don't make viruses just to annoy you, and every virus has strict goals. Unfortunately, if you think that the description of this program is true is really helpful - you've made a mistake. Commonly, the description of adware declares that it is super useful. 90% of adware declare to help in web-browsing. Search for sales, discounts and deals on the Internet, supervising the activity of friends in Twitter and help in the search for new music, movies or games - that's the most spread features of advertising programs. The most important thing you should do when you're going to download some program - to figure out, is it really helpful? In fact, the aim of hackers is to declare that their program performs something which is impossible to check. The "faster", "safer" or "better" search in the Web is a brilliant sample of suchlike function, since these parameters are very vague and they're very to trace. According to this, advertising programs do not do anything, and is just consuming space in the machine's memory? Of course not!! Adware performs a very significant task, - to let online scammers to earn from $1000 to $5000 per day from unsuspecting users.

 

Novice users believe that the majority of viruses have no distinct aim. Hazardous programs slow down your machine, intervene with the functions of certain programs, and hackers like it so much that they want to spend many hours, developing useless malware. This was a joke, of course. There are no useless malware. It is hard to understand why advertising program shows so much banners, but when you realize it, the scheme appears really plain. All this advertisement is shown to earn money on clicks. Some people heard that browser ads are paid on the pay-per-click system, which means that the advertiser pays for every transition from the ad to the website. All advertising program's actions are aimed at persuading you pass the link. Actually if you're not interested in hacker's ads - you still click on advertising, at least in order to hide an uncomfortable irritating banner. Every click is worth the money, depending on the sort of ads it can cost up to 5 cents and sometimes even more. Here we see how quantity overcomes quality, as swindlers create thousands of low quality viruses that flood us with annoying ads. Confiding customer can take the advertising shown by virus seriously, and look for something entertaining among adware proposals, making hundreds of referrals daily. Reputable AV-software creators and tech-support forums get thousands of reports on MoneyFriend, so hackers make pretty good money on it.

Methods to remove MoneyFriend

By the way, MoneyFriend has another effect that in the long term can bring significant issues with your machine. The point is that MoneyFriend can modify browser settings on purpose to advertise more efficiently which makes it highly vulnerable against all sorts of malware. Advertising programs want to shift three parameters: start page, the filtering of annoying advertisement and default search engine. Suchlike changes tangle with the key principles of Internet security, and make your browser very vulnerable to all types of viruses. According to the user's activity in the Web, the computer can be totally clogged in a few weeks or months, and eventually appear so slow that it is almost impossible to work. You have only one technique to get rid of ads and protect your PC from adware hazard - to delete MoneyFriend.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove MoneyFriend manually

Step 1. Uninstall MoneyFriend from the operation system

Step 2. Remove MoneyFriend from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

We know two primary methods of advertising tool spread: the placement on the hacked web-sites and installation in bundles with free programs. Viral sites are very easy to know: they appear on the last pages in search, and they intrusively offer to download something. Besides that, the browser and anti-viral tool will display the notification, if the web-site is not trustworthy. To defend yourself from the penetration via the bundled installation method, you should attentively supervise the installation of any software. Bundled installation method is based on people's credulity and the bad habit to press OK without reading. You install some software and in one of the windows during the process emerges an offer to download some additional programs. In some versions you just can't cancel the installation, and in some - there's no sign of additional programs. Remember: if MoneyFriend had penetrated your machine via installation in bundles, you, probably, have other unwanted programs or viruses. So, if you see the choice between “safe install” and “install for expert users” – pick the second option. This will let you to pick what program you wish to install and what you don’t.

MoneyFriend removal tool

If you are tired of redirections and advertisement in browser - we got good instructions on MoneyFriend uninstall. Both manual and software ways have their own strong sides and weaknesses. If you uninstall the harmful program in manual mode, you can't prevent it (or any other adware) from infecting the machine again. If you have an anti-viral program - it will grant you the security for years. Spyhunter anti-virus is dedicated to uninstall such tools as MoneyFriend, and easily copes with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall MoneyFriend from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select MoneyFriend and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\MoneyFriend
  • C:\ProgramData\MoneyFriend
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\MoneyFriend

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "MoneyFriend" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove MoneyFriend from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select MoneyFriend and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete MoneyFriend from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select MoneyFriend and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall MoneyFriend from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove MoneyFriend from the browser

How to remove MoneyFriend from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove MoneyFriend

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete MoneyFriend from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove MoneyFriend

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall MoneyFriend from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove MoneyFriend

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete MoneyFriend from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose MoneyFriend and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete MoneyFriend from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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