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 GetFormsOnline.com |
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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.