Footybase.com hijacker (uninstall guide)
Footybase.com virus in your browser doesn’t make search better. In fact, the search results are often full of junk information, annoying ads and sponsored links. This is all because of footybase.com browser hijacker present on your computer. These instructions will help you get rid of footybase.com virus from your computer.
Footybase.com browser infection comes to computers by means of other programs which users often download from online resources and then install right away. It is quite sad that they often fail to carefully read the setup instructions of such programs where it is generally clearly mentioned what else they’re installing together with the initial software of their choice.
Many free programs today are by default bundles with a lot of other absolutely not necessary programs, and footybase.com hijacker is one of them. So, if you are one of those users who regularly deals with programs that can be downloaded online for free and installed subsequently – just make sure you don’t install anything else in addition to them. This is why you should carefully read the setup instructions of such programs, without allowing any hidden or concealed extra installs to be undertaken without your consent or approval.
Footybase.com isn’t an independent search engine. It steals the search results obtained from other decent search engines, such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. However, this malware implants browsers quite aggressively by hijacking their home page on startup. So, when you open new search tab (and no matter how many of them you open) – footybase.com is what you will start your search with. This is what you will see in the beginning of your search.
Footybase.com malware in your browser makes the very browsing as a very slow procedure. Plus, the PC functions quite slow as well. Doing searches through this hijacker may infect your PC even more by leading you to some other sites of really poor reputation. Plus, the hijacked home page of your browser (and the search results as well) may be full of annoying ads and sponsored links which aren’t safe either. To sum up, you need to get rid of footybase.com malware from your browser as soon as possible. Please follow the removal instructions set forth below.
Footybase.com virus automatic removal tool:
Footybase.com hijacker removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with footybase.com virus again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft AntiMalware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):