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Remove FavGenius Ads Completely from Your PC

NameFavGenius Ads
TypePUP, Ad-supported extension
Short DescriptionAn ad-supported application that has suspicious ad-related behavior.
SymptomsThe user may see advertisements in an intrusive manner while browsing.
Distribution MethodBundling.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by FavGenius Ads
User ExperienceJoin our forum to start the discussion about FavGenius Ads

Are you receiving advertisements ‘by FavGenius Ads’? This may be because you have an extension on your computer that is causing pop-up advertisements by FavGenius. The software itself is advertised as a useful application that will assist users they online experience, mainly in relation to their online bookmarks. However, cybersecurity experts strongly advise users not to put their trust into ad-supported applications due to possible links to third-party websites.

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FavGenius Ads – How Did I Get It?

One way to get this annoying application is by bundled downloads. This can be your favourite free media player, photo editing program and other software you are used to. Most users download their favorite software from third-party sites that bundle applications and this is how such websites make their money – by including apps in the installers of the reputable downloaded freeware setups.
However, in some cases there are those third-party software providers that may bundle dangerous apps and close their eyes in the name of generating profit. Such sites usually have not responsibility for the apps they bundle, this is why it is important to always download software from the official sites of the developers or respectable third-parties. This prevents any chances of seeing ‘Add FavGenius Ads as a free extra’ , for example.

FavGenius Ads – More about It

Once FavGenius Ads are ran onto your PC they may situate files in the %Program Files% directory, more specifically in your web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox) folder. Such files usually contain random names and they may aim to collect different user information such as:

  • Online clicks.
  • Browsing history.
  • Online searches.

This information then may be used to generate advertisements both on the go and based on collected information about the user’s interests.

These advertisements usually may lead to third-party websites that contain different risks for the user. Legitimate and reputable online websites may be advertised but there may be some shady ones as well.

One example is various variants of scamming web sites. Scamming sites are the sole reason for people losing their money due to over-trusting tech-support employees. What is more to it than that, scamming sites may use methods such as SMS subscriptions which send out sms`s automatically and drain users out of their SIM cards. Other methods include surveys that request various information such as financial credentials for users and promise either free trials, gift cards or other rewards.

Another risk that suspicious third-party sites conceal from users is connected primarily with malware. Trojans, ransomware infections, viruses, worms are just a part of what may be waiting for you behind the advertisements brought by FavGenius Ads.

Removing FavGenius Ads Fully from Your Computer

In order to remove this software, experts advise to follow carefully the after-mentioned step-by-step guide below. In case you lack sufficient experience in doing so or just do not have the time or you want to remove all leftover and associated objects with FavGenius forever from your PC, make sure you install an advanced anti-malware program. It will also look for malware in case you system has already be compromised and protect you from future security breaches.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall FavGenius Ads 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).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall FavGenius Ads.

    Step 2: Remove FavGenius Ads 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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select FavGenius Ads and click “Remove

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    After FavGenius Ads 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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate FavGenius Ads and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After FavGenius Ads 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 FavGenius Ads 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’.

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    After FavGenius Ads 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.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on FavGenius Ads
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall FavGenius Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the FavGenius Ads will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove FavGenius Ads automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove FavGenius Ads with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
    2. Remove FavGenius Ads with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    4. Remove FavGenius Ads with STOPZilla AntiMalware
    NOTE! Substantial notification about the FavGenius Ads threat: Manual removal of FavGenius Ads requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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