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Remove FbDownloader Hijacker (Uninstall Guide for search.fbdownloader.com)

FbDownloader is a browser hijacker. It will alter your browser‘s settings, once the PC is infected. As a result, your default search engine and homepage will be changed to search.FbDownloader.com. Despite the similarities with other malicious programs, FbDownloader is a bit different. It has a special feature which allows the browser hijacker to post on your Facebook wall. Just like any other browser hijacker FbDownloader is capable of presenting the user with advertisements and sponsored links in the search results. What is more, the application could be gathering data concerning the user conducted web searches.

FBDownloader hijack

FbDownloader  is distributed bundled with various freeware. For instance, a well known application called vShare might be carrying the infamous browser hijacker too. As a result, installing the vShare could lead to the FbDownloader infection. Once the PC is infected it is not that easy to remove the FbDownloader. Uninstalling the application won‘t help as the changed browser‘s settings will remain the same. As a result, the only solution to the problem is removing the FbDownloader manually.

Fortunately, it is quite easy to avoid such programs as FbDownloader. Remembering just a few tips will do the trick. For instance, it is wise to do a little research each time you are installing a new piece of software. Look for data concerning the product safety on the internet and don‘t forget to check whether the software distributor is safe too. Furthermore, you should always choose Custom Installation mode before the installation of any type of software. This will enable you to see if there are any additional programs which are about to be installed. Don‘t forget these simple tips and the internet will become a safer place for you.

Automatic FbDownloader Removal

Download and install SpyHunter to detect FbDownloader and remove it.

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA) and How to Install | Uninstall Instructions

Note: download size is 3.0 MB. SpyHunter trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

Manual FbDownloader removal

Important Note: FbDownloader can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

1. To remove FbDownloader, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to FbDownloader and then choose ‘Uninstall’.

2. Delete any browser plugin related to “FbDownloader”:

Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.

3. Also remove FbDownloader from your browsers:

Internet Explorer:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Google Chrome:
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

Mozilla Firefox:
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.

4. Delete any folder related to “FbDownloader” from the following folders:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

4 Responses to Remove FbDownloader Hijacker (Uninstall Guide for search.fbdownloader.com)

  1. peter pender says:

    I have just turned on my computer and fbdownloader .com came up I do not know how this has happened as I have not downloaded any thing for this to happen can you advise .
    It does not show up in my undo delete a programme

  2. Edye Higgins says:

    Every time the electricity hiccups or goes off, (happens often here!).
    FbDownloader takes over — this is not ACCEPTABLE!!!!!

  3. Sue says:

    Yes, the f. fbdownloader got on my computer also. Yes this is not acceptable. It is not on my programs to uninstall!!!! But it is there.

  4. Dee says:

    Just keeps coming back. The only thing I’ve that’s updated recently is Adobe – wondering if it’s anything connected to that. Automatic updates seem to leave a system vulnerable to this, and yet are necessary. Thanks for your valuable advice.

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