Unseen for Facebook


Unseen for Facebook

Unseen for Facebook is a program that falls into the software class of browser hijackers. As such, Unseen for Facebook has the capacity to take over your main browsing program and cause it to display various advertisements on your screen.

Unseen for Facebook

The Unseen for Facebook malware

For instance, if you have noticed that Unseen for Facebook is on your computer, then you’ve probably also come to notice many more banners and popup windows on the websites you visit. Furthermore, you might have also been puzzled at certain changes made to your Chrome, Firefox or other favorite browsing program’s appearance.

Typically these changes include a new homepage, as well as often even a new default search engine. Moreover, that search engine may likely spam your search results with sponsored ones that may not even be all that relevant to your searches.

All of this is due to the simple fact that browser hijackers like Unseen for Facebook, The Great SuspenderFlash Video DownloaderStream Video Downloader are designed to generate profit for their developers. And they can do that via all these numerous forms of advertising.

Usually software of this type works on the basis of such remuneration schemes as Pay Per View and Pay Per Click, which are pretty much self-explanatory. But that should also tell you why the said banners and popups tend to be so invasive and heavily mess with your overall browsing experience.

You may have already tried to take care of matters on your own and delete the annoying browser hijacker only to find that it has reinstated itself in your browsing app. Many users often even resort to reinstalling their web browsers hoping that that will somehow also eliminate the browser hijacker. Alas, things aren’t all that simple.

The developers of hijackers like Unseen for Facebook are obviously not interested in you getting rid of their little cash cows. And so they simply “forget” to include an uninstallation option that would make it easy for users to delete the unwanted software. What’s more, if you try locating and removing the separate components of the hijacker from your PC and happen to miss one, that component may be enough to allow the hijacker to reinstall itself.

Therefore, you may require the help of a specialized removal guide like the one we have posted below. It’s free to use and it will walk you through the process or finding and deleting Unseen for Facebook in a matter of minutes. But if you’ve had enough of rummaging through your OS, then we also have a professional removal tool available below that can handle the whole process automatically.

Note that removing Unseen for Facebook isn’t only a matter of returning to a care-free, undistracted browsing experience. Browser hijackers are actually associated with a range of safety concerns, even though they aren’t the same thing as malware of computer viruses.

However, their ads could potentially link to unsafe web locations. And as a result, you always run the risk of coming face to face with threats such as ransomware, spyware, Trojan horse viruses, etc. So in order to reduce this risk, it’s recommended that you remove the browser hijacker from your system at your earliest convenience.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Unseen for Facebook
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Unseen for Facebook Malware from Chrome

To try and remove Unseen for Facebook quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Unseen for Facebook extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Unseen for Facebook by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Unseen for Facebook and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Unseen for Facebook removal guide below.

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


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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. 

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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. 

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    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:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    Step4

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

    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:

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    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.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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    Step5

    • 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).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Unseen for Facebook from Internet Explorer:

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

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Unseen for Facebook from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Unseen for Facebook from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

    Step6

    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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      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!

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    About the author

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

    1 Comment

    • Odd. I haven’t seen any such activity from the browser extension. I’ve also tested all extensions by doing things like uninstalling and reinstalling. This is one that has never given me such alleged problems. It’s a shame it’s being marked as containing malware because it’s the only extension I’ve found to remove that annoying “seen” indication on Facebook messages. I suspect it might be an intentional false flag on Google’s behalf to help Facebook rather than users.

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