TuneFanatic (or Tune Fanatic, TuneFanatic Ads) is a browser extension promoted as a tool for music lovers offering the latest music news, reviews, and games. Despite its useful functionalities, TuneFanatic is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) by security analysts because of the various advertising materials it displays in the web pages viewed by the user. TuneFanatic is compatible with all the commonly used web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.). TuneFanatic is not of a malicious nature, but it is known to inject numerous advertisements in the web pages you visit and induce privacy-related issues. These disadvantages of the application are why experts recommend the removal of TuneFanatic from your computer.
TuneFanatic Ads – Distribution Method
TuneFanatic can be downloaded online, or it may enter your system bundled with other free applications, like media players, PDF creators, etc. Potentially unwanted programs and adware can end up in your machine unnoticed because in most cases they are not properly disclosed in the installation process. If you want to be informed what additional programs are delivered to your computer alongside the software you install, you better prefer the Custom options and opt-out of any plugins, apps and add-ons you do not want on your PC.
What Makes TuneFanatic A Potentially Unwanted Program?
Users report that once TuneFanatic is active in the system, it will display various pop-up, in-text and banner advertisements on the websites you visit. Experts consider such actions a potential risk for the affected machine because third party ads often link the non-suspecting user to unsafe web locations and lead to poor browser performance. The Tune Fanatic application does not assume liability for the content of the sites it redirects you to once you click on the ads.
Added to Google Chrome, TuneFanatic is automatically allowed to:
- Read and change your data on the web pages you view.
- Manage your extensions, themes and apps.
Keep in mind that Tune Fanatic may track your browsing sessions, IP address, and search queries. The application may share this information with third parties for advertising purposes.
How to Remove TuneFanatic from Your PC?
Malware researchers recommend the removal of TuneFanatic manually or with a trustworthy anti-malware tool. You can do so by following the steps in the manual below.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove TuneFanatic from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of TuneFanatic from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove TuneFanatic from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase TuneFanatic from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall TuneFanatic from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove TuneFanatic from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate TuneFanatic from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove TuneFanatic from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove TuneFanatic
Step 2: Uninstall TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of TuneFanatic from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic 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 TuneFanatic will be removed.
Eliminate TuneFanatic 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.