Multiplug-FYF also known as Multiplug-FYF[PUP] is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Potentially unwanted programs are often included in the packages of free software products available for download on the Web. The method is dubbed bundling and may be avoided by opting for the advanced installer. Once installed, Multiplug-FYF may become a gateway to more PUPs and malicious software.
Multiplug-FYF Distribution Method
One possible way the PUP was downloaded to a computer is via bundling. However, under the ‘advanced’ option upon installation the user can uncheck added programs. Bundling of products is a marketing technique that is mostly applied for financial reasons such as covering losses and monetizing platforms.
Once installed, Multiplug-FYF may contribute to several issues. More potentially unwanted applications may flood the PC and slow it down. Occasional freezes and crashes are also possible to keep happening until the threat is terminated. Multiplug-FYF may also alter the browser’s settings so that numerous pop-up windows appear within the browser.
Clicking them may redirect the user to attack’s pages where malware is distributed, and phishing is executed. The affected user’s overall privacy may suffer as well. Some potentially unwanted programs may be considered privacy-invasive since personally identifiable information may be collected for the sake of third party marketers. To stay safe and to avoid being affected by PUPs, the user should always read the download agreement of any free software product he intends to download from the Internet.
Since the PUP may alter not only the browser’s settings but also the system’s ones, scanning the system with the help of a powerful anti-malware tool is recommended.
Follow the steps provided below to get rid of the issue.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Multiplug-FYF from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Multiplug-FYF from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Multiplug-FYF from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Multiplug-FYF from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Multiplug-FYF from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Multiplug-FYF from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Multiplug-FYF from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Multiplug-FYF from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Multiplug-FYF
Step 2: Uninstall Multiplug-FYF and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Multiplug-FYF on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Multiplug-FYF there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Multiplug-FYF from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Multiplug-FYF and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Multiplug-FYF via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Multiplug-FYF files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Multiplug-FYF, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Multiplug-FYF from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Multiplug-FYF from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Multiplug-FYF from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Multiplug-FYF from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Multiplug-FYF will be removed.
Eliminate Multiplug-FYF from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.