How to remove (uninstall) FileSendFree

This guide is devoted to an unwanted program called FileSendFree and manners to uninstall it. If you see too much ads on the Internet, and the efficiency of your machine has abruptly diminished - this page will explain you what adware is, understand the fundamental problem and sweep the system of strange programs.

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There are three basic sorts of adware which might be found on the Web nowadays: adware, browser toolbars and redirects. You should realize that advertising spam isn't an accident - they were developed to act this way from the beginning. Many customers mistakenly think that such utilities are worthy, being deluded by large catalogues of their advantages, but all these advantages either aren't working, or just cannot exist. What do these utilities actually do?

  • Browser toolbars also perform advertising functions, but less actively than the previous two kinds of adware. Also they collect info about victim's search queries and visited web-pages, which are then transmitted on to scammers for further usage. Suchlike information can be used to trick the user or passed to third parties for a decent price.
  • Typical adware is famous for the endless spam with different ads, banners and pop-ups. Fraudsters want adware to seem decent, so it may be masked as one of many useful programs for text redacting, data archiving, web-browsing, etc. Offers that are displayed by advertising programs are not secure and we strongly suggest you not to click on them.
  • Browser hijackers call another sort of problem. Hijackers, from time to time open a scammer's website in your browser that redirects to one of the suspicious websites.

Each of mentioned kinds of adware uses distinct ways to get into the system and to work in it. Despite the difference in manners, they are all similar by the fact that they were from the very beginning designed for cheat and deceit. By the way, according to that all adware is trying to make you to click on links to unknown and often malicious web-pages, they invite other malicious software to infect the computer.

 

Now you understand what aims are pursued by malware and, you should understand how to discover it. You already know that the principal sign of advertising tools is the rise in the number of banners. Attribute #2 is the emersion of useless programs on your computer that you don't remember installing. This happens when user passes every link that adware shows, viewing the untrusted sites and loading viruses from there. In this case, you may not even notice how virus penetrates the system.

The sign №2 is a noticeable retardation of the computer, and an increase in the boot time of the system. It should be noted that these issues often appear for other roots, not related to unwanted software. The reason for this lag is that in contradistinction to ordinary programs, FileSendFree must restlessly work, showing pop-ups and redirecting customer to dangerous websites. This means that the program is running at PC's startup and turning off only when the computer stops working. When the amount of viruses comes to the critical point, their synchronous running overburdens the system, and requires so much resources that good utilities simply cannot run. This can call fatal errors of important services, retardation and emergency turn-offs. If you witness any of these signs - you should check the system via decent anti-virus or clean it of harmful software in manual manner.

Methods to remove FileSendFree

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

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove FileSendFree manually

Step 1. Uninstall FileSendFree from the operation system

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

 

If you had enough of advertising on the Web and of discomfort from numerous attributes of infection with FileSendFree, you should completely remove this "virus". The only way out is to eliminate FileSendFree and then meticulously check the hard drive for malware. The deletion might be executed manually, yet this method might require considerable time and may be not successful. The thing is that various unwanted programs use many ways to guard themselves from uninstalling. Viruses keep backups in different folders on hard drive, hide their main folders, leave scheduled tasks for reinstalling after elimination etc. If you are not practiced enough in uninstalling of adware, the chance of mistake and following malfunctions is very high. The simplest and the most effective manner to delete viruses is to apply Spyhunter AntiMalware. This program can fast and easy delete FileSendFree from the system, but also protect it from attacks in the future. Spyhunter has a number of qualities, among which are compatibility with other antiviral programs, daily updating of the viral database, high quality of scanning and deletion, day and night technical support and reasonable price. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the button under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall FileSendFree from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "FileSendFree" 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 FileSendFree 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 FileSendFree from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove FileSendFree from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove FileSendFree

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 add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove FileSendFree

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 add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove FileSendFree

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose FileSendFree 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.

 

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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