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Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and is a computer threat usually detected by anti-virus programs such as AVG, Avast, ESET, Microsoft Security Essentials and more.

How Big of a Threat Is Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1?

Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 is adware designed for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, and is not a virus. However, once in your system, it may interfere with your browsing experience in the following ways:

  • Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E hijacks your default browser and replaces your home page
  • It starts generating various pop-up ads, advertising banners, and hyperlinks
  • Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E displays fake messages about upgrading your system
  • It might act as a backdoor for other malicious software to enter your PC
  • Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E installs itself via bundling

Clicking on any of these pop-up ads or messages is not safe. They may redirect you to potentially corrupted web pages which will put your computer’s security at risk. Our experts thus recommend not clicking on suspicious random pop-up ads and messages in order to avoid running into a real threat from the Web.

As you can see, Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 is not malicious by its nature, but it may trick you into clicking on the wrong place, getting you a real virus.

How Does Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 Enter Your PC?

As mentioned above, Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 enters your system via bundling. Bundling is a popular method of installing PUPs on users’ computers. Often programs that come bundled with other software may try to:Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1

  • collect information about your browsing habits;
  • trick you into clicking links to gain traffic on certain pages;
  • distribute other malware to your PC.

Installation via bundling occurs when you download a free program from the Web, which is bundled with a particular PUP. Of course, you can opt-out, but you must watch the installation process of the freeware closely. Then, you must disallow any “recommended” settings and choose the custom ones instead. Only this way can you avoid installing unwanted programs on your computer.

Most users, however, underestimate the potential harm of the freeware they download. That is why they don’t pay attention to the installation steps and miss the option to disallow unwanted features and applications. As a result, they end up with PUPs causing them a lot of hassle.

How to Remove Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 from Your PC?

It is strongly recommended to remove this adware from your PC. You may do so manually ot by using an anti-malware tool. Either way, follow the steps provided below to delete Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 permanently from your PC.


Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.

1. Remove/Uninstall Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1

1. Remove/Uninstall Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 and click “Remove


    After Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 will be removed.

    3. Remove Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Adware-FOO!96AD8E2F26E1 automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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