1. Understanding Fugupdates114.com
Since you are reading this article you’ve already realized your machine has been infected with Fugupdates114.com. It is a malware-type of malicious software, whose purpose is to spy on your machine, gather information about your habits, saturate your browser with ads, or even make way for more dangerous viruses like rootkits or keyloggers. At the very least Fugupdates114.com will slow down your computer by stealing processor time – on an older machine this may even cause unbearable lag to stuttering.
2. Minimizing the damage:
DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING connected to Fugupdates114.com. Do not click on any pop-ups, prompts to install missing plugins or install “free” malware removal tools or basically anything else offered by the virus. Best case scenario these will be useless ads, worst case yet more malware. Sometimes even the “close” button may have a hidden malicious link attached. Safest way to get rid of it is bringing up the Task Manager and terminating the whole browser page. REMEMBER: The longer malware stays on your PC the more damage it might cause. It’s always best to remove it as soon as possible. It is of utmost importance to avoid accessing your bank account, PayPal or any other site which contains sensitive passwords until the threat has been dealt with.
3. Methods of infection and how to prevent infections:
Fugupdates114.com and malware in general share several well-known and proven methods of invading computers. The most prominent of these are:
“Shell” programs are malware programs posing as something legitimate. Often, when such apps are not downloaded from the official developer they may be infected with malware. If you are trying to download a torrent file, .mp3 file, an ebook file or anything else really and you get something ending with .exe – then you should hit alt+f4. But even more important – always download software from the original manufacturer or from mirrors linked by his site.
“Bundled malware” – these are semi-legal toolbars or search bars that come together as optional installs with popular software. They rely on the user not paying attention (and clicking next several times) when installing the program they are bundled with. These are relatively easy to avoid if one pays attention and reads carefully when installing new software.
“Missing Plug-in scheme” – fake sites that convince you to install a missing plug-in to view promised content. Never install plug-ins from sites that you are not absolutely sure are legitimate.
“Phishing links” – these links are often spammed on forums, comments or other places where many people can see them. Often they will try to pass as legitimate websites – for example www.youdtube.com/xyz has an extra d that can easily missed with longer links.
How to Remove Fugupdates114.com
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This, right here, is the Control Panel.
Search around for Fugupdates114.com and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you. Highlight and Uninstall these.
Fugupdates114.com has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Fugupdates114.com . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, click Fugupdates114.com and select .
The click for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find Fugupdates114.com then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
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You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Fugupdates114.com . We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.