Fackeyess Virus

Fackeyess

Fackeyess is a web browser hijacker that may often change the default home page and the preferred search engine of your Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers installed on your system. After Fackeyess gets installed, it forces the browser to page-redirect the user to alternative websites full of Pay-Per-Click ads and links.

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Screenshot of the Fackeyess virus

Those who are suffering browser-related disturbance of this kind and are faced with potentially unwanted alterations to their browsers, such as a homepage or search engine tool replacement, as well as a constant stream of pop-up advertisements and page redirects, should remain on this page and read it till the end. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information on the browser hijacker software category and the most efficient methods for dealing with these programs.

The Fackeyess Virus

Browser hijackers, like the Fackeyess virus, are named this way because they have the ability to take control of numerous functions and settings of your browsers and force them to operate in a manner that you don’t want. If you have the Fackeyess virus installed on your browser, it is possible that you will begin to encounter various banners, pop-ups, page redirect links, and other similar advertising materials on your screen during your web browsing sessions.

On rare occasions, it’s also possible that you’ll see advertisements on your screen when your browser is closed. Modifications to your homepage, your default search engine, and the appearance of your toolbar are all potential indicators of the presence of a browser hijacker on your system.

Speaking about protection, it is of utmost importance to always be mindful of what you’re doing online. Spam, suspicious adverts, sketchy offers, and random links, pirated software or low-quality downloads from non-reputed websites, and dodgy pages should be avoided at all cost. Performing an installation of a new program should always be done after you’ve gone through the setup manager step-by-step and eliminated any unnecessary components from the installer. In this way, you can always be certain that no potentially unwanted software will be installed on your computer without your permission.

SUMMARY:

NameFackeyess
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Fackeyess!

How to remove Fackeyess

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Fackeyess in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Fackeyess from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Fackeyess.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Fackeyess.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Fackeyess from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Fackeyess extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Fackeyess and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Fackeyess on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Fackeyess extension
  4. Get rid of Fackeyess by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Fackeyess” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Fackeyess

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Fackeyess process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Fackeyess
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Fackeyess” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Fackeyess

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Fackeyess in there
    4. Uninstall Fackeyess from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Fackeyess-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Fackeyess in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Fackeyess?

    The Fackeyess virus is a typical example of a software program that functions in this manner, and many people have expressed their irritation with this piece of software. You have most likely arrived to this page in search of assistance, that’s why, in the following paragraphs, we will show you a way to uninstall the Fackeyess virus and remove its potentially unwanted changes effectively.
    W it comes to the uninstallation, it is not always easy to get rid of a hijacker like Fackeyess, as you would expect. Keep in mind that the developers of such software want to ensure that their program stays on your computer for as long as possible in order to maximize the amount of money they can generate from the clicks on its advertisements. Of course, you get absolutely nothing as a result of this and if you keep the application on your computer, the only things you’ll get out of it are irritation and the possibility of a close encounter with security hazards.


    Is Fackeyess a virus?

    We need to mention here that Fackeyess is not a Trojan horse, ransomware, or a malicious computer virus that might cause permanent damage to your machine. So, the danger does not come directly from the program. It is possible, however, that if you are not careful while engaging with the contents of the hijacker, you may end up with a Trojan horse or some other malware on your computer.
    This is because, although the Internet may be a valuable resource, it can also pose a threat to the security of your computer, since there is a large amount of material available that might redirect you to potentially hazardous websites and pages. As you may be aware, advertisements are the most common and possibly hazardous type of content. If you happen to click on an advert or a pop-up that Fackeyess displays on your screen at random, you may be re-routed to potentially harmful websites. For this reason, it is a good idea to follow the instructions on this page and remove any potentially unwanted software before any actual malware find its way inside your machine.


    Is Fackeyess dangerous?

    In many cases, applications like Fackeyess, Bs.serving-sys.com, Appyrinceaskeda make the claim that the new components added to your browser, such as the custom search engine tool or the new homepage, would actually improve your Internet experience in some manner. However, in the majority of cases, the primary reason why a hijacker would seek to make such changes to your browser program would be because the bothersome software is attempting to expose you to certain sponsored advertisements and links that are paid. In general, apps of this kind are concerned with generating revenue for their developers via internet advertising.

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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