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Remove FVP Image Viewer Browser Hijacker Effectively


FVPimageviewer(.)com is one of the web domains of a browser hijacker bearing the same name. You can find a download link for the related app on the page. When hijacking your browsers, the unwanted program will change lots of settings on them. Settings like the homepage, search engine and the new tab. Ads and redirects can show, too. An extension or toolbar are not excluded from appearing as well.
To remove this browser hijacker and all of its files, you should read the whole article.

Threat Summary

NameFVP Image Viewer
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe browsers on your computer could have settings like their homepage, search engine and new tab changed.
SymptomsGoing to your homepage or trying to do a search will redirect you to the hijacker’s search engine. You can get redirected.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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FVP Image Viewer – Delivery Ways

FVP Image Viewer can be inside third-party installation setups. The hijacker could install and take over your browsers without your knowledge. Freeware installers and bundled packages deliver such unwanted programs. By default, additional settings for installation are selected as you can see in the image below. To prevent any undesirable components from installing, you should check for a menu or Custom and Advanced settings to deselect those components.


The FVP Image Viewer hijacker might also be delivered with the aid of advertising, like pop-up ads as an example, and by visiting websites with unknown reputation. The websites are highly likely to be affiliated in a way with the FVPimageviewer program. Browsers that could be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

FVP Image Viewer – Detailed Description

FVPimageviewer(.)com is the official download page of the browser hijacker program called FVP Image Viewer. It is presented as a useful application that supports up to 68 image formats, among which both widespread and professional formats. These claims are untrue as the program sometimes cannot even load images.

If the application hosted on the web address finds its way into your computer, you will see modifications in your browser settings. The changes in your browsers will always include the homepage, new tab, and the search engine. A toolbar could be added as well.

Browser add-ons and extensions might be associated with the hijacker, especially if they are located inside bundled apps found on your computer. These extensions could redirect you to the FVPimageviewer(.)com site or other ones partnered with it.

FVPimageviewer(.)com will redirect you. The search engine will be the result of the redirects most of the time. The web address is search.fvpimageviewer(.)com, which will be used as a filter for your search queries. The hijacker might show up sponsored advertising content in the search results.


In the above image, you see how many ads and targeted content is displayed. Most of the advertisements are on the main page with search results.

The Privacy Policy of FVPimageviewer(.)com is very peculiar. The policy is very short and vague. It only says that collection about you is going to be collected, and that it uses cookies to obtain non-personally identifying data. It also claims that no third parties will have access to the information.

Information gathered by this hijacker is as follows:

  • Your used devices
  • Your network
  • Date and time of access
  • Other related information

In the screenshot below, you can see the full Privacy Policy:


Using the services of FVPimageviewer(.)com or visiting the domain and all applications related to them you will automatically grant your consent for information to be collected about you. The policy clearly states that it uses cookies for the gathering of information.

Remove FVP Image Viewer Completely from Your PC

To remove FVPimageviewer(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal guide provided down here. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program keeps your system secure in the future.


Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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