How to remove (uninstall) FsterSearch.com

Do you experience problems with aggressive banners? Are you sick of your OS being dumb and unstable? Is FsterSearch.com adware messing with your system? If you're going to say “yes” to all these questions – we will assist you to eliminate your difficulties. On this webpage, you’ll see the complex measures on adware’s uninstallation from the system and from all popular browsers.

FsterSearch.com

Advertisement on the Internet have gone crazy in latter years, and we all are starting to think it's okay. Ads are all over the Internet – starting from reliable websites and ending with long-dead forums. There was a time when you've noticed maybe two-three banners each day, but currently you see much more of them. Businessmen did, after all find out that the Net is the best source to engage fresh users, and fraudsters thought likewise. They've produced adware to break into your system so that it would display to you unwanted, fake ads. Our today's topic is an exact instance of suchlike programs. Unreliable banners aren’t meant to make your shopping easier – they are just a bait for trustful users. If you click on such a ad, you’ll appear on a scammers' website, where you won't get any real deal. Commonly, these pages don't have a thing to offer, apart from an offer to download some gratis utility, which will drive your computer crazy and distribute even more advertisement. If you're already tired of that – on this site you’ll find everything you need to uninstall FsterSearch.com.

What is FsterSearch.com

 

We're talking about a tool, designed to do one thing: to show you advertisement. It’s not even a program, as it is a plain piece of code, capable of modifying the browser settings and subjoining new lines to the system registry. For you to understand its modus operandi, we’ll explain its actions gradually:

  • If someone downloads FsterSearch.com and tries to install it, you are forced to decide between easy method and the method for experienced customers. The #1 is pre-selected, and in some cases you cannot pick another one, since it’s unreachable. By picking the recommended method you allow to install each hazardous utility from adware package, and the "hard" manner lets you choose the useful utility and decline the rest.
  • The main FsterSearch.com’s mission is complete when it modifies the browser settings, and after that, it only has to develop security measures. It inserts new strings into the system registry and creates system tasks to prevent you from changing browser settings.
  • Adware gets uploaded to a file-sharing portal, along with several other useless utilities. Then it should wait for a credulous person to download it – a person who doesn't care to read anything and will click OK each time he (or she) could. Of course, the installation folder isn’t called FsterSearch.com adware – there's a useful program in a bundle. It's the one that users search for, but along with it, they accept a bunch of dengerous stuff on top.
  • The first thing that FsterSearch.com does since sneaking onto your computer is getting your browser under full control. It switches the starting page and search and substitutes them with the swindlers' fake site. After that you won't see true search results – you’ll see what fraudsters are willing to show you.
  • If you've clicked the "hard" option and removed FsterSearch.com – you would not read this guide. Subsequent to this, we conclude that you haven't seen that menu. In your case, adware was installed and began showing ads to you.

This is how FsterSearch.com infects the workstation. After the last step, the advertising program is entirely worthless, as all serious work, meaning the showing of ads, is carried out by hackers' site. Usually the webpage looks like Google, Bing or Yahoo, but the results you're getting there are totally fake. Swindlers take advantage of a unpaid service, called Google CSE to put their fake search to work, and its fundamental feature is to limit the search area to a couple websites. This service is used to display you untrusted search results and make customers think that they’re true.

How to protect the system

The safety of your PC is such a goal that cannot be achieved via one miraculous measure. Without a doubt, the antivirus will be very useful, yet you still need to do, or even stop doing some things. We’ll specify these things below.

  • Don’t click on annoying pop-ups, and do not go to strange webpages. we mean websites which distribute pirated programs and media content, 18+ content, etc.
  • Upgrade your programs when the updates get released, in particular, the operating system and your browser. The security holes which malware uses to penetrate the workstation are getting fixed, so the newer patch you use - the more secure your system is.
  • Do not cut shut your antivirus off no matter what. Especially if a suspicious webpage proposes you to disable it.
  • You better don't download free software, but if you need to install it anyway – download it from well-known websites.

The list above might help you to ward off advertising utilities and the majority of the other undesired programs. Regardless of that, some adware might get into the OS via other methods, and you'd better download a good antiviral tool to defeat them.

Methods to remove FsterSearch.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove FsterSearch.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove FsterSearch.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

As with the deletion of any other malware, you can pick from two basic options. It can be the elimination in hand mode, where you will have to do all actions by your own efforts, or an automatic way that will save your time. Either of them is totally safe and tried, but they have several differences. In the first place, if you're going to delete FsterSearch.com by hand – you won’t need to purchase any antiviruses. The problem is that if there are some other harmful utilities to get rid of except this one – it will be not so easy. The automatic method includes the download of a reputable antivirus, known as Spyhunter. We're offering this tool because it’s not only lightweight, reliable, swift and efficient but has many other advantages. The crew of skilled researchers updates its database every day so that even the latest adware couldn't penetrate the computer unnoticed. The good news is that it comes at a democratic price! You don’t have to choose right now, and if you have any concerns about Spyhunter’s potential – you can use a gratis test version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove FsterSearch.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove FsterSearch.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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