There are a lot of different software that uses deceptive methods of breaking in. Unfortunately, Search.searchfmn.com is considered as one of them. It is a web page that sneaks silently in your system and starts to mess with your browser settings. This software has spread to lots of computers and should be removed as soon as possible.
Search.searchfmn.com has lots of ways of installation. It uses bundling method to be installed along with another application, but besides that it can use email spam messaging and viral advertising to spread among home users. Users are not paying attention to where they click and what they download. It lead to installation of different viral software.
After successful installation, Search.searchfmn.com will change some of your browser settings. Options like a homepage and a default search engine will be changed to Search.searchfmn.com website. Although this page may not look malicious, it can do some real damage to your system through ads and pop-ups it shows you on search result page. It is not advised to click on these ads, some of them may appear viral and redirect you on malicious pages. You should remove Search.searchfmn.com hijacker and scan your computer for any other virus activity. Check the removal guide below to deal with this threat.
Search.searchfmn.com automatic removal tool:
Search.searchfmn.com removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware 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 Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Search.searchfmn.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware 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 Anti-Malware 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):