GetFormsOnline.com is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), more specifically classified as a browser hijacker. When on a computer, it will attach itself to a browser, change the homepage, new tab page, search engine and add a toolbar and browser extension. You may be redirected to websites with potentially malicious content and falsified searches.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage of a browser may be changed and you can be redirected to suspicious sites from the search results.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom homepage, search engine, new tab and adds a toolbar. It may also add a browser extension.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundling|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss GetFormsOnline.com.|
Update November 2017! GetFormsOnline’s website has undergone several different changes on it, including different languages, suggesting that the unwanted software associated with it may continue to spread across the globe and increase affected computers in the future.
GetFormsOnline.com – How Did I Get It?
The “GetFormsOnline.com” PUP usually gets into your computer through third-party installers. It can infect your computer without you even finding out, by hiding itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are normally not disclosed properly and you can get tricked into installing PUPs such as “GetFormsOnline.com”. Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to see what you are about to install.
Another way that you can get infected by “GetFormsOnline.com” is by clicking on different advertisement pop-ups and banners. They might have malicious content that can install a toolbar and a browser extension.
GetFormsOnline.com – In-Depth Inspection
“GetFormsOnline.com” is a browser hijacker. When installed on your computer, this hijacker may change DNS settings, the browser homepage, new tab and search engine, and may also install a browser extension and a toolbar. The domain name of the threat is of the same name: “GetFormsOnline.com” and developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. There have been many more browser hijackers and toolbars developed by Mindspark, like the Passwordlogic Toolbar.
Once your browsers have been hijacked, whenever you try making a search, most results will either point to the “GetFormsOnline.com” site or that of an affiliate. All browsers can be affected, especially the most popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. You can also install a related browser extension manually from the Google Chrome App store, by agreeing to the terms (shown in the picture):
If you try using the “GetFormsOnline.com” search or its toolbar, they may display sponsored and fake results. You may also be shown advertisements like pop-ups and banners. The sites, to which you may be redirected, can generate profit on a pay-per-click basis. They also might contain malware.
Remove GetFormsOnline.com Completely
To remove “GetFormsOnline.com” manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such software will also make sure that your system is safe from other threats in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove GetFormsOnline.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of GetFormsOnline.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove GetFormsOnline.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase GetFormsOnline.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall GetFormsOnline.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove GetFormsOnline.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate GetFormsOnline.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove GetFormsOnline.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GetFormsOnline.com
Step 2: Uninstall GetFormsOnline.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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by GetFormsOnline.com 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 GetFormsOnline.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of GetFormsOnline.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall GetFormsOnline.com 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 GetFormsOnline.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:
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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 GetFormsOnline.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.
Erase GetFormsOnline.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.
Uninstall GetFormsOnline.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.
Remove GetFormsOnline.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".
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 GetFormsOnline.com will be removed.
Eliminate GetFormsOnline.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.