Fiaharam is a potentially unwanted program that operates as a browser hijacker and causes page-redirects to sponsored pages and unwanted alterations in the system’s main web browser. Despite not being malicious, Fiaharam is best to be uninstalled from the computer, as it may lead to serious browsing disturbance.
Browser hijacker applications such as Fiaharam are not unusual and, in fact, are more commonly encountered than viruses such as Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware and Worms. This is because these programs are not malicious pieces of software but online advertising tools which are used to promote different products and services on the users’ screen. They typically integrate with browsers like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and others and display various pop-up messages, banner ads, and redirect links on the pages that the users visit.
Some more advanced browser hijackers may even change the browser’s homepage, the toolbar and/or search the engine settings in order to allow more sponsored results to be displayed in the search results. The victims of Fiaharam may notice that their homepage address has been replaced with a different one. On top of that, their preferred search engine might have been changed to one that overshadows the actual search results and constantly generates links to sites that aggressively promote some sponsored products and services.
The Fiaharam.net browser hijacker may quickly become unwanted for another reason, tough. Fiaharam.net may slow down and potentially cause browser crashes and/or freezing of the screen. It may also make the affected browser unresponsive which may not be such a big issue but can certainly be unpleasant in the long run.
The main problem with these changes is that they can significantly affect the way the user surfs the web. Besides, they cannot be easily removed or uninstalled which can be awkward and incredibly stressful. At the same time, many people may not realize that if they don’t do something about the browser changes, the modified search results and the constant redirects to unfamiliar websites may increase the risk of landing on questionable web locations where security hazards such as viruses, Ransomware, Trojans and other malware may lurk. Security issues may also emerge from the ads and the pop-up notifications that get shown on the screen because, sometimes, they may lead to less than secure web addresses or low-quality offers.
How to avoid browser hijackers in the future?
Free installation packages are the most common places where programs like Fiaharam can be found. These apps normally are promoted as free components to some other more attractive and desirable software and are bundled in the setup package. If the user runs the main software installer without carefully customizing its settings, the hijacker would also be enabled and will become part of the system along with the other software. Unfortunately, many viruses and malicious programs also use similar installation techniques and can be downloaded and installed in the system by default. That’s why, the best advice we can give you is to always pay attention to the installation settings of every new setup package and be selective about your download sources.
Fiaharam Virus Removal
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone.