Fuq.Com Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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This page aims to help you remove Fuq.Com Virus. These Fuq.Com Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows. 

Fuq.Com Virus is a suspiciously acting program that a number of online databases have labeled as a Browser Hijacker virus. While it has not yet been confirmed whether this is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or the more dangerous Browser Hijacker, we recommend going with the more conservative approach and electing to remove this software from your computer. After all there seems to be no upside to having it remain on your hard drive. We are going to elaborate why that is indeed the case in the sections below.

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Fuq.com Virus

We already mentioned that there are serious suspicions Fuq.Com Virus is indeed a type of virus called Browser Hijacker. This is due to the fact a lot of the typical Browser Hijacker features are present here as well. Namely an enormous amount of advertisements will steamroll you, either if the form of pop-ups or banners. Then there are the redirects – any time you decide to open your internet browser of choice you will be redirected to some previously unknown to you website filled with misleading information and potentially more malware lurking on the sidelines. This should be reason enough for you to want remove Fuq.Com Virus from your computer asap.

Why is this type of software created in the first place?

The purpose of Fuq.Com Virus may be a bewildering topic of conversation for many users as evidenced by the questions posted in our comments section. We agree that is seems rather dubious that this type of redirects and pop-ups nonsense may have any practical reasoning behind it. And yet, it does. It might be surprising to read but this malware serves an actual marketing goal. It usually goes like this – a newly launched website owner in need of new users/clients or an owner of a struggling website decide that they will resort to some black hat methods for advertising instead of more conventional likes. This hypothetical site owner would then contact some malware creators and believe us when we say they are not really hard to contact. The task at hand – to make Browser Hijacker virus that will redirect unsuspecting users to their desired location (their own website). Of course the malware creators would gladly agree, they would just need to change some code a bit from preexisting versions of the same type software and voila, you will have a Fuq.Com Virus. Do we really need to go on or are you ready to start with the removal already?


Name Fuq.Com Virus
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium or High
Symptoms High. Your browser (Chrome, Firefox or anything else really) will be hijacked. This makes the Fuq.com Virus a high priority threat.
Distribution Method Intrusion on your web browser. Various Pop-up Ads.
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Fuq.Com Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Fuq.Com Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.

Remove Fuq.Com Virus

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The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7: 

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.

For W8 and 8.1:

Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the pop-up.

For W10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.

W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:

Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).


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You should be aware that Fuq.Com Virus has probably reached and infected all browsers present at your hard drive at the time of the initial contraption of the virus. As your files are already infected you will need to apply the corresponding steps for their successful removal as outlined in our guide. If you have uninstalled a browser recently but you are not sure if it had been infected the only way to be sure that the virus is not hiding in the removed browser’s installation directory is to delete it completely or install again the browser and following our instructions clean it up properly.

If you have installed any suspicious software in any way related to Fuq.Com Virus, then you will have to locate it and uninstall it as well but not before you get rid of this pest first.


ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find Fuq.Com Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Fuq.Com Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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Fuq.Com Virus  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Fuq.Com Virus from Chrome:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

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 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.

safari Remove the malware from Safari:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.


Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.


Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Fuq.Com Virus and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:


Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.


Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.


Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.


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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window. 


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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