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.|
|Detection Tool||Malware and Adware are notoriously difficult to track down, since they actively try to deceive you. Use this professional parasite scanner to make sure you find all files related to the infection.Sponsored|
Remove Fuq.com Virus
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
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
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Fuq.com from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Fuq.com from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Fuq.com from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!