This article will help you to remove FunCustomCreations hijacker completely from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers and the PC.
FunCustomCreations is a browser hijacker that occupies all browsers installed on the compromised machine. It pushes a questionable search engine that appears on each new tab. А browser affected by FunCustomCreations may also have altered homepage and default search engine settings. An extension of the same name may be installed in Chrome browser. The efficient removal of FunCustomCreations hijacker can be accomplished with the help of our guide at the end of the article.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Affectes browsers to change their homepage, search engine and new tab.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab and search engine of affected browsers push questionable search engine. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by FunCustomCreations |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss FunCustomCreations.|
FunCustomCreations – Distribution
FunCustomCreations is mainly distributed via installers of third-party apps. A lot of free apps have additional components in their setups. Those components are usually potentially unwanted programs that are set for a default installation so they sneak into the system without your knowledge. Such an adverse effect can be avoided by choosing the Advanced or Custom options of the installer. Most of the times these options reveal all components of the installer and provide options to deselect all you don’t desire.
Compromised web pages used in malvertising campaigns may also deliver the nasty FunCustomCreations hijacker. One more way of distribution appears to be a browser extension of the same name that can be found on Chrome web store.
Currently, the suspicious FunCustomCreations browser extension is available only for Google Chrome. However, the hijacker may find a way to occupy other frequently used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari.
FunCustomCreations – Overview
FunCustomCreations is classified as a potentially unwanted program that alters essential browser settings. Once it sneaks into the browser it can change your default search engine, the homepage, and the new tab page. Afterward, its main page starts to appear each time you open the affected browser. On the main page of FunCustomCreations hijacker has a hoax search engine as well as quick access to several commonly used online services. Below you can see a picture of how an affected Chrome browser looks like:
Even though the search engine provided by FunCustomCreations hijacker resembles a lot those of reputable providers like Google, Bing and Yahoo it does not use its own search database. Its search engine is enchanced by Google, however, almost all of the results on the first page displays advertisements.
The truth is that FunCustomCreations pushes its questionable search engine so aggressively in an attempt to obtain certain details about your online behavior and record them on its servers. Then the hijacker starts to deliver you various kinds of offers and sponsored content based on your interests. Ads like banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, videos, and hyperlinks may flood your browser causing slow browser performance.
In addition, FunCustomCreations hijacker may install a dubious browser extension of the same name in Chrome browser. Once it is added to the browser it can do several things:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
- Read and change your browsing history
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, extensions and themes
The company acknowledges the collection of the following information:
- Your name
- Your address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Number of your page views
- What links you clicked
- Your login times
According to the policy Mindspark the company owner of FunCustomCreations hijacker may do the following with the records of your information:
Mindspark, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
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To remove FunCustomCreations from the affected browsers and the PC follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case that after the manual removal you still get redirects to FunCustomCreations hijacker be advised to run a scan with an advanced anti-malware tool. The scan process will simplify a lot the removal as it will easily locate all leftovers on the system. Then you can eliminate completely the annoying FunCustomCreations with a few mouse clicks.