Remove Funmoods Search and Toolbar (Removal Instructions)

Funmoods is an adware program that has changed your browser home page and default search engine to searchfunmoods.com.Apart from this unwanted changes, Funmoods has added a useless toolbar on your browser and whenever your are doing a search,it will display on the first search results their own ads.
Funmoods Search
Funmoods Seach and Toolbar got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer the Funmoods toolbar.Recently CNET has bundled into their downloads this unwanted program,to avoid this type of issues in the future we recommmend that you pay attention when you download any software from download.com.
Funmoods CNET
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Funmoods toolbar. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

Funmoods – Virus Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall Funmoods program from your computer

In some instances,this program might add a program on your computer,which we will need to remove.

  1. To uninstall Funmoods from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and if you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 ,click on Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP)
  2. Select for Funmoods and then click Uninstall. (Remove for Windows XP).
    The Funmoods uninstaller will start and then you’ll just need to follow the on-screen instructions.
    Funmoods uninstaller

STEP 2 : Remove the Funmoods residual damage from your browser

Funmoods has installed several browser extensions, changed your homepage and default search engine, so we will need to revert these changes.

Remove Funmoods from Internet Explorer

  1. Remove Funmoods add-ons from Internet Explorer.
    Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon [Image: Internet Explorer gear icon] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then  select Manage add-ons.
    Internet Options in IE
    From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Funmoods Toolbar and Funmoods Helper Object and click Disable on each of them.
    [Image: Funmoods Internet Explorer Addon]
  2. Set Internet Explorer default search engine from searchfunmoods.com to Bing.
    To change your default search engine, click on the gear icon [Image: Internet Explorer gear icon] , select Manage Add-ons, and then, under Add-on Types, click Search Providers.
    [Image: Change to default search engine in Internet Explorer]
  3. Change your Internet Explorer homepage from searchfunmoods.com to its default
    To change your homepage, click on the gear icon [Image: Internet Explorer gear icon] , select Internet Explore options, and in the General tab,under the Home page section, click on Use default to restore Internet Explorer default home page.
    [Image: Set Internet Explorer to its default homepage]

Remove Funmoods from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Remove Funmoods extension from Internet Explorer.
    At the top of the Firefox window, click the orange Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
    Select the Extensions tab, then remove Funmoods extension from Mozilla Firefox.
    [Image: Funmoods Firefox Extensions]
  2. Reset your default serch engine and home page from searchfunmoods.com to their default.
    To reset your search engine and homepage to their default, we will be use the SearchReset extension.This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
    You can download SearchReset from the below link, and then we will just need to install it to revert Firefox to its default settings.
    SEARCHRESET DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open another web page from where you can download the SearchReset Firefox extension)
    [Image: SearchReset Extension for Firefox]

Remove Funmoods from Google Chrome

  1. Remove Funmoods extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Funmoods and New Tab extensions from Google Chrome.
    [Image: Funmoods Google Chrome]
  2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from searchfunmoods.com to google.com .
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu , then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    Select searchfunmoods.com from the list and click the X that appears at the end of the row, then select Google (Default) from the list and make it your default search engine.
    Set Google as your default Search Engine in Chrome
  3. Change Google Chrome homepage from searchfunmoods.com to its default.
    Funmoods has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
    Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu , then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.
    [Image: Change Google Chrome homepage to its default]

STEP 3: Remove Funmoods registry keys with AdwCleaner.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link. ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility, close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok. Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double click on it to install this program. MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked, then click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Funmoods]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

STEP 5: Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link, then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scans for Funmoods
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Funmoods from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Easydoor

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  • Tim

    Many thanks, it all worked a treat. My only concern is that I didn’t see the screen to activate hitman.

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  • Nick

    Everything works except I can’t uninstall it. My computer says “The uninstallation requires your browsers to be closed during the process. Please make sure your browsers are closed before continuing” The problem is none of my browsers are even open. I dont understand

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Nick,
      Are you sure there isn’t any background process for your browser runnning?Close all your browsers,then press CTRL+ALT+DEL, look in your browser for iexplore.exe, chrome.exe or firefox.exe, and kill these process.
      Then try to uninstall Funmoods.

  • Ricardo

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  • Chris

    Thank you so much! You guys are doing a great service by educating the “often defenseless” public on how to protect themselves against these intrusive and pervasive third parties!

  • William

    Thank you for getting rid of funmoods off my computer. It really worked well.

  • sandra

    Thank you so much it was really urking my nerves to have to type in google than do a search. Laptop almost went out the window with this one haha

  • Brenda

    Fun Moods has been a nightmare for me since last November. I installed it on a facebook chat screen. It took over all my browsers and must have opened up holes for some trojans and other malware. I hired a professional to get rid of it. Fun moods had reproduced itself all over my computer. And it came right back. I’ve spent last several months learning about computers and malware. Have used almost every reputable browser (trial or free). Non of them have been able to detect it. But I get a lot of stuff about tons of hidden stuff like files and a file missing in tons of logged drivers, programs and such. I think fun moods is a rootkit in my machine. Today I downloaded Vipre and saw IE’s BHO’s and there it was!!!!! BTW it has been impossible to remove through the browsers. It is hidden. I’ve used the programs you mention but am going to try in with your steps and see if one of programs can detect it. Writing this so people can know how dangerous these programs can be.

  • Did

    Yes it works?
    No more this damned Funmoods.
    Many thanks
    Did

  • not a techie

    I did it! I followed your directions (well, I had to copy/paste them into Word, print them out and then read and do them slooowwwwllly!) After two hours – no more Funmoods! Thank you so very much!

  • Ray

    So helpful and no-where as complex as other sites proposed! And best of all it works!
    I am truly grateful
    Thank you

  • hatefunmoods

    I am not computer smart so I will be talking redneckish probably. I had funmoods on my address bar. As I typed an address funmoods was underneath suggesting sites that didn’t work if you did click on them. I could not find funmoods in my control panel or anywhere else. I clicked on my settings and then clicked on manage add ons and there it was 2 different funmood things. I disabled them and funmoods is gone.

  • sia

    Thank you so much!!! It was very effective!

  • simon

    thanks, the only one that worked

  • Braden

    Thank you!

  • Augghs

    Thank you!!!!

  • Sherry

    Your “fixes” really did fix my problems with Funmoods. They are not Fun moods. They are a painmoods. Thanks.

  • Melissa

    Thank you SOOOO much! You’re a Prince. : )

  • anonomous

    thank you!!

  • Rainmaker

    All my KUDOS go to you!10x

  • Robert

    This was the most helpful, up-to-date instruction I could find on getting rid of this particular hijacker. Thank you so much for creating this post.

    • Coke

      Thank you!

  • Chris

    Thanks!