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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove FunCustomCreations from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of FunCustomCreations from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove FunCustomCreations from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase FunCustomCreations from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall FunCustomCreations from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove FunCustomCreations from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate FunCustomCreations from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove FunCustomCreations from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FunCustomCreations
Step 2: Uninstall FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of FunCustomCreations from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as FunCustomCreations, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations 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 FunCustomCreations will be removed.
Eliminate FunCustomCreations 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.