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Remove Fullsearching.com Redirect

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Fullsearching.com is a redirect, with browser hijacking capabilities. The redirect can modify browser settings such as the homepage, search engine, and new tab window. When doing a search, the web page redirect will filter the search, and any information from it will be sent to servers tied to the hijacker. From the search page you can end up on different search engines, which are legitimate, but mostly – Google Search. To remove the browser hijacker and its files, you should read the full article.

Threat Summary

Name Fullsearching.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description Browser applications on your computer could get affected. The hijacker can redirect you to Google Search or other legitimate search engines.
Symptoms The homepage, search engine and new tab window of your browsers will be changed. You will be redirected from the search results, if you do a search, access a search bar or load a new tab.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Fullsearching.com – Methods of Delivery

Various methods exist for the delivery of the Fullsearching.com redirect. The most popular of those methods involves third-party installations of freeware and applications that come bundled. Usually, such applications are media players, torrent clients or editing tools. Installer setups might put additive features on your computer, by default. Unknowingly, you could have installed such a feature, resulting in the hijacker altering browser settings. To prevent setups from installing unwanted content can be done if you find a Custom or an Advanced options menu, from where to deselect components.

Some delivery methods include a browser add-on, extension or plug-in, being placed inside your browser applications. Banners, pop-ups, pop-unders or another popular advert type, hosted around websites can be used as a successful delivery method. The hijacker can be using redirect links for its delivery and scatter them across various other websites. Those websites could be affiliated or partnered with Fullsearching.com. The following browsers could be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

Fullsearching.com – More About It

Fullsearching.com is the primary domain for a browser redirect that goes by the same name – Fullsearching. The redirect has browser hijacking capabilities and will replace the default homepage, new tab window setting and the search engine for all of your browser applications.

See how the page looks like from the screenshot below:

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The Fullsearching.com page consists of a fully white background, a search bar and a few links in the footer and header of the page. The hosted links in the header switch between types of content for search, like media, images, etc. The ones in the footer redirect to contact details, the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

In the screenshot below the paragraph, you can view the search results page of Fullsearching.com. As evident from the picture, you see that you get redirected to the Google Search results page. The hijacker uses that trick to try to convince you that it is legitimate and connected to Google’s services. That is not true, and you shouldn’t use the search page, as every bit of information you give out will be sent to a server owned by the web page creators.

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All search queries you make will get filtered by the Fullsearching.com fake search engine. Not only the searches, but any interaction with the search bar, advertisements, and sponsored content are going to be acquired and stored by the website developers. Be wary if you use the browser redirect to do a search and consider removing it.

Do not provide any information to such search pages. Account credentials, banking data, and personal information are all going to be gathered from you. In-text and more redirect links could be spread when you browse the Internet. Cookies and other tracking technologies are also used for the information gathering. Read further to see what information the Fullsearching.com website collects about you.

Fullsearching.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the Fullsearching.com website is rather short, since it can fit into one page as seen below. Although in this case, that is a good thing, because all important details about privacy invasion and information collection are included in it. Both personally and non-personally identifying information can be obtained. Browser cookies and tracking technologies such as Web beacons are used for acquiring parts of this data.

You can view the Privacy Policy in the screenshot here:

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If you read the whole policy, you will find out that RAFO Technology (HK) Ltd. and Babylon Software are the developers of the browser hijacker program. Also, you will find out what is the collected information by the Fullsearching.com redirect:

  • Your email address
  • Internet protocol (IP) addresses
  • Browser user agent
  • Referring page
  • Date/time stamp
  • Cookies and web beacons
  • Demographic information
  • Real name
  • Physical address
  • Preferred language
  • Your geographical location

The Fullsearching.com website will also gather any voluntarily provided information. Thus, you should refrain from giving any personal details about you or your browsing habits and remove the browser hijacker redirect as fast as you can.

Remove Fullsearching.com Fully

To remove Fullsearching.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove Fullsearching.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.com from Mac OS X.


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

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.com files from your Mac

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


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Remove Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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 Fullsearching.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'.

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