The Fuq.com Virus
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. A typical example of a potentially unwanted program is the Segurazo Antivirus.
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?
|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.|
If you have an Android virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.
Whether you use the default “Internet” App for browsing or a different browser like Chrome you need to go to:
Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it.
Now the method is effectively the same for users using both “Internet” and Chrome/Other Browsers, yet for more clarity we have provided instructions for both:
For “Internet” Browser Users:
Tap the Force Stop button.
Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.
For Google Chrome Users:
Click on Force Stop.
Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case.
If you are still seeing Ads in your browser, it is likely they are generated by the websites you visit and there is nothing you can do about it.
However, if you are seeing Adverts outside of your internet browser, then one of your installed Apps contains the problematic Adware. In this case you need to take a look at this guide.
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