Compare For Fun is advertised as a shopping assistant tool that enables price comparisons for various products sold online. Although such feature may tempt many users to install the browser extension, the application is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program), and its removal is recommended from the affected computer. Compare For Fun has the same functionality as other adware programs like SalesPrize. Such programs can push various marketing materials in the web pages the user views, which may expose the PC to potential security risks.
Compare For Fun Distribution
Many browser extensions and potentially unwanted programs come bundled with freeware the user downloaded from the Web. These installations are rarely noticed and often result in unwanted marketing materials flooding the user’s browser, thus interrupting his online routine. Malware researchers recommend using the custom options every time the user installs new software on his computer. This allows full transparency of the process so the user can see a list of the additional programs that enter the system along with the desired software and opt-out.
Compare For Fun Behavior
Compare For Fun is seen as potentially application unwanted due to its ability to display a number of third party ads in the websites the user visits. The latter are often labeled “Ads by Compare For Fun ”, “ Compare For Fun Ads” or “Brought to You by Compare For Fun .” The promoted marketing materials basically serve to generate pay-per-click revenue for their authors and raise the traffic of certain web pages. Users should be aware of the risks involved in clicking on the presented banners, coupons, and pop-up – they may get redirected to unverified and unsafe websites and even expose their PC to malware infections.
- IP address
- Browsing history
- Performed searches
- Visited web pages
The information tracking usually serves the purposes of customized advertisement. Any entered personal details may be collected as well.
An active adware program may lead to system slowdowns and redirects to potentially unverified pages.
How to Remove Compare For Fun from Your Computer?
Compare For Fun and similar shopping assistant tools can be removed from the user’s PC manually or with a legitimate anti-spyware tool. Follow the steps below to delete Compare For Fun permanently from your machine.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Compare For Fun from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Compare For Fun on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Compare For Fun in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Compare For Fun from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Compare For Fun from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Compare For Fun from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Compare For Fun from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Compare For Fun Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Compare For Fun from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Compare For Fun
Step 2: Uninstall Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Compare For Fun from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Compare For Fun, 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 Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun 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 Compare For Fun will be removed.
Eliminate Compare For Fun 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Compare For Fun from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".