|Type||Suspicious domain, Phishing, Browser Hijacker|
|Short Description||The website promises to assist users in boosting their Facebook ages and offers a toll-free phone number – 1-844-4993-625.|
|Symptoms||The homepage may have been changed to facebook.digital.info.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), silent or unattended installer, unsafe browsing.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Facebook.digital.info|
Facebook.digital.info is regarded as one of the latest Facebook scams. Users may have ended up with facebook.digital.info as their homepage after they have downloaded a free software product from a website such as download.com. What we just described is known as bundling – a sly but legal method applied by third parties to spread adware and PUPs and collect user data. However, bundling is not the only technique that may have brought facebook.digital.info or another suspicious domain as a homepage. ‘Silent’ and ‘unattended’ installers are also employed for the purpose of distributing riskware, browser hijackers, ad-supported applications and potentially unwanted programs.
What Is Facebook.digital.info Scam?
Facebook.digital.info is a scam website that promotes a supposed marketing service to help users boost their Facebook pages.
Five steps are offered towards building Facebook Marketing Efficiency such as creating a Facebook account and engaging the visitor with the right cover photo and ‘about’ section. Not that helpful, right?
To assist users in boosting their Facebook pages, a Toll-Free Number is given: 1-844-4993-625. However, calling it may not be that safe at all. On one hand, if the user is tricked into giving away his banking details, his bank account may just be emptied in no time. On the other, if remote access is granted to the scammers, PUPs and malware may find their way into the victim’s system. One thing we know for sure – cyber crooks create websites such as facebook.digital.info with a deceptive purpose in mind.
Lastly, facebook.digital.info is powered by sharpwebsols.com. The WhoIs record for sharpwebsols.com indicates that the domain is currently for sale.
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Is Facebook.digital.info Scam a Browser Hijacker?
Websites that replace the current homepage, new tab page or error page of the user’s browser without his knowledge or consent are often regarded as browser hijackers. Hijacking is the modification of the browser’s settings. However, what may have altered the browser is not the website itself but the riskware that may have set facebook.digital.info as the homepage.
Additionally, users who are not being careful while being online may encounter suspicious domains such as this one.
How Can I Stay Protected against Facebook Scams?
Scam websites may be employed for:
- Phishing. As you probably know, phishing is a type of social engineering tactics. It is any endeavor to obtain PII (personally identifiable information) such as usernames, passwords, and banking details, mostly for malicious purposes, by making it look like a credible entity in an electronic communication.
- Malware distribution. By making the user call a certain number, cyber criminals may be attempting to enter his system to dump malware.
Of course, cyber criminals may have other things on their minds. There is no way to be sure what might happen after you’ve had a rendezvous with a scamming website. However, you can stay protected. How?
- Enable your Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall is a component of Microsoft Windows operating system that administers firewalling and offers packet filtering functions.
- Update your Anti-Virus program. Besides enabling your Firewall, keeping the anti-malware solution up-to-date and running is crucial to your online security. AV software operates in real time and regularly updates the definitions of the newest malware threats to sustaining security.
Overall, be cautious and never call phone numbers that are suggested on suspicious websites or random pop-up advertisements. Have a look at the malware removal instructions we have provided below this article.
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 Facebook.digital.info from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Facebook.digital.info on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Facebook.digital.info in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Facebook.digital.info from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Facebook.digital.info from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Facebook.digital.info from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Facebook.digital.info from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Facebook.digital.info Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Facebook.digital.info from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Facebook.digital.info
Step 2: Uninstall Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Facebook.digital.info from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Facebook.digital.info, 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 Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info will be removed.
Eliminate Facebook.digital.info 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 Facebook.digital.info 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".