This page aims to help you remove Landpage.co. Our removal instructions work for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows and MacOS.
What is Landpage.co?
In this article, we will share with you some important information about a Facebook-distributed browser hijacker known as the Landpage.co Facebook “Virus”. We will tell you how users typically get this hijacker on their browsers, what the effects of getting it installed on your browser may be and what you can do in order to remove it. However, before we get any further, we must first clarify what a browser hijacker really is.
This isn’t exactly a virus – it is different from Trojans, Ransomware and similar high-danger threats. People may refer to the Landpage.co Facebook “virus” as, well, a virus, but what this hijacker would mostly do is add some sketchy page-redirecting extension to Chrome, Firefox or Safari and maybe replace the search engine that the browser uses. It may also set a new homepage but so far we have no conclusive information that Landpage.co in particular does that. The good news is that this hijacker would probably not cause any direct harm to your machine and will mainly simply irritate you.
However, its presence inside your browser could certainly increase the risks of getting targeted by actual malicious pieces of software. Ransomware threats and Trojan Horses could easily enter your system if you click on some sketchy ad or interact with the contents of some questionable site and such ads and sites are likely to start appearing on your screen if you have had the Landpage.co Facebook “virus” installed in your computer.
Distribution methods and consequences of the infection
This hijacker typically gets to the users in the following way: you user receives a Facebook/Messenger message from a friend – the text in this message contains your name and the word video next to it as well as a shocked emoji face. Below in the message, there is a hyperlink – depending on what your OS, location and also the browser that you are using, clicking on the link may redirect you to different pages. For instance, if you are using Firefox on Mac or Windows, the link will redirect you to a page with a fake Flash Player download in it. If the user installs it, they get an adware extension in their browser that will later go on to spam them with shady ads. For Chrome users, the link redirects to another fake page, this time of YouTube. Again, the goal of the fake page is to get you to install some unwanted extension in your browser. And after you get those extensions and the ads start swarming your screen, the risk of getting attacked by actual malware increases dramatically.
But why did a friend send it to me?
The most likely answer is that your friend’s browser had also gotten infected. One of the potential effects of getting infected with those unwanted extensions is that they may start issuing commands in your browser without your permission. This is why, if you have the Landpage.co Facebook “virus”, it is highly likely that similar spam messages have already gotten automatically sent from your Facebook account to your friends. This is why we advise you to check your chats with your Facebook friends and if such a spam message has gotten sent to any of them, warn them to not open the included link.
And finally, in order to take care of this highly unpleasant issue, we advise you to use the guide offered below and carefully and meticulously complete every step from it.
Remove Landpage.co Facebook Virus
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