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This guide provides an efficient solution for Fidonav.com redirect removal from the affected browsers and PC.

Fidonav.com redirect is a website that provides hoax search engine and a lot of nasty advertisements. It can occur after the installation of freeware program due to the so-called software bundling practice. After infection Fidonav.com appears on the browser homepage, the new tab page and is set as a default search engine. The redirect can slow the browsing performance of frequently used browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Threat Summary

Name Fidonav.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The hijacker collects information about browsing habits so it can redirect you and show you lots of advertisements.
Symptoms Altered browser settings that affect the start page, search engine and the new tab page.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Corrupted Websites
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Fidonav.com Redirect – Distribution Methods

For the distribution of Fidonav.com redirect are likely to be used shady practices. That’s why it seems that the redirect appears with some kind of magic. In fact, you have probably agreed with its installation on the PC. This may happen during the installation of free programs downloaded from the net. Often their installation setups come bundled with additional potentially unwanted components that remain hidden in the Advanced/Custom installation options. This wicked practice for browser hijackers’ distribution can be battled by selecting the Advanced install options in the installation setup of each new program you want to have on the PC. There are listed all elements of the configuration and you can easily opt out of all unwanted components.

Fidonav.com Redirect – Detailed Analysis

Once Fidonav.com redirect grants access to the system it initiates series of steps to take over it and target browsers. All installed browsers that are compatible with the hijacking script get affected by Fidonav.com redirect. As a result, you start to see the domain of the hijacker on each browsing session.

After infection with Fidonav.com the homepages, the new tab pages and the default search engines of all commonly used browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Edge, and Opera will be set to display http//fidonav.com/ – the domain of the redirect.

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In fact, the primary aim of Fidonav.com redirect is to collect various data about you and your online preferences so that it can flood your browser with a lot of nasty advertisements. They may come in a variety of shapes and types – pop-ups, pop-unders, images, blocking web pages, images, in-text links, videos, banners and even modified search results. Thus your browsing experience significantly diminishes because of a lot of slowdowns and crashes.

An extra trouble may be a suspicious browser extension installed by the hijacker. It, of course, aims to support the dubious practices of Fidonav.com and make it even more persistent.

Fidonav.com – Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy section of Fidonav.com could be accessed by the bottom navigation bar of its homepage. In the Privacy Policy section developer state what kind of information they collect from the users of their services and how they handle it further.

As long as Fidonav.com and all files associated with it are running on the computer you “voluntarily” select its services so according to its Privacy Policy, you agree with the collection of your personal information. The company will then use the information „to provide you with more accurate and well-targeted services“ in other words more annoying advertisements.

When you use FidoNav’s services, the server will automatically record the following information:

  • Type of used browser
  • Language used
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • The date and time of visit
  • Visited URLs and websites
  • Search queries
  • Cookies related information

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee there is no guarantee of the security of your information once it is possessed by the unknown owners of Fidonav.com. They may disclose it to third-party services that can use it either to deliver a new massive wave of advertisements or organize targeted malware attacks.

Remove Fidonav.com Redirect Effectively

As it became clear Fidonav.com redirect depends on shady practices to penetrate the system and affect it so it can oblige you to use its services. Don’t allow Fidonav.com and its services to endanger your online privacy and overall PC security any longer. You can get rid of the redirect entirely just by following the comprehensive removal guide below. Have in mind that only by fulfilling all listed steps the system will be secure again and Fidonav.com redirect will remain in history.

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How to Remove Fidonav.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fidonav.com

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Fidonav.com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Fidonav.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Fidonav.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Fidonav.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Fidonav.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Fidonav.com and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Fidonav.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Fidonav.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Fidonav.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Fidonav.com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Fidonav.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Fidonav.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Fidonav.com, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Fidonav.com:


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Remove Fidonav.com 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.


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Erase Fidonav.com 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.



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Uninstall Fidonav.com 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.



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Remove Fidonav.com 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Fidonav.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Fidonav.com 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.


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