Remove Funmoods (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 Toolbar
Funmoods got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer the Funmoods toolbar.
Funmoods installer
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Funmoods. 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 program 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. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
    Reset Internet Explorer
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
    Internet Explorer back to its default settings
  4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  5. Close and open Internet Explorer again.

Remove Funmoods from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
    Firefox Troubleshooting Information
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    Firefox default settings
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

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  button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
    In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.
    Next, search for searchfunmoods.com in the Search Engines list and click the X that appears at the end of the row.
    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  button, 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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ABOUT STELIAN PILICI

I am the creator and owner of MalwareTips.com.
My area of expertise includes malware removal and computer forensics. I'm active in the various online anti-malware communities where I do researches for new malware threats as they are released.
I live in Bucharest (Romania), where I run my own local computer repair shop.
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  • psboyce

    Best article on this removal ever!

  • blufink

    What is brilliant about this advice is not just that it works but that it’s very clearly described and easy to follow. Thank you.

  • Xesthan Rikudo

    Thank you so much. I was able to get rid of Funmoods thanks to you.

  • Nahid Imani

    Thanks a lot..this really helped..I owe u a lot..

  • Dredre

    Thanks for the help, bro!!!

  • John Chalcraft

    I want to remove all aspects of Funmoods, will you tell me how to do this.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello John,
      Just follow the instructions from this article…… :)

  • RaShod

    Thanks so much for this tutotial, it took care of the problem!!!!

  • Luke

    Who is the creator of this spam/malware ? Anyone know.
    I’m prepared to spend one bullet on this asshole !

  • Mircea Ivan

    Thanks a lot, Steli! You really did a great job explaining all of this, and you saved me from this shit!:)

  • Lisa

    I did all this and it still shows up on my new tab in chrome….there is no funmoods anywhere showing on my computer except in the new tab!!!

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Lisa,
      Can you type this into the URL bar: chrome://extensions/ . What extensions do you have there?

  • Khawaja Muddasar

    Thank You man for sharing such vital information. Funmoods f***** my mind.
    Highly appreciated!

  • andrea

    Thank you!

  • Iñaki

    Thank a lot.
    I think that it has worked out successfully

  • Natasha

    Very helpful! Thank you so much! AdwCleaner remove it forever!

  • squirelly

    thank you!!!

  • drew

    finally! thank you so much!

  • Gazza

    Thank you I never download from C/net but my daughter did and it put this virus on there

  • Neomi

    Thank you very much my love…. :)

  • Ben

    Does anyone know how to remove funmoods as my default browser? whenever I open up google chrome, its funmoods search instead of google chrome.

    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Ben,
      Did you run the AdwCleaner scan?
      Click the Chrome menu button (those 3 lines in the right top corner) on the browser toolbar,select Settings and on in the “On Startup” field select “Open the New Tab page”.

  • Murple

    Fab instructions, thanks for the help,☺

  • pumcal

    Thank You So Much for posting this! I’m sure you know how annoying that thing can get.

  • Colin Crawford

    Thanks for the excellent guide to getting rid of Funmoods, just got infected so followed your easy to follow guide and got rid of it.

    Colin

  • h

    Thanks a million. Clear instructions for a complete idiot with these things.

  • George, NY

    Thank you!!

  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello John,
    What extensions do you have in Google Chrome?
    Did you run AdwCleaner?

  • Mikael

    Sorry i didnt work. The only thing that found something was the hitman pro who found the cerified toolbar. I deleted it but it didnt help. It was there again.

  • Loisoz

    Thaankkss from Greece!

  • FlaDon

    Whoever put this procedure on the website is a savior ! ! ! Thank you Soooooo much. Funmoods is anything but fun. The guy (or girl) who created it is a software terrorist. Especially without an uninstall procedure.
    THANKS AGAIN VERY MUCH ! !

  • KyKy

    Thank you! Thank you so much! This thing has been buggin’ the crap out of me for weeks.

  • Ron Dvorak

    If you do a whois.com lookup on funmoods.com, you will see that it is registered with godaddy.com. I encourage everyone to contact godaddy.com to get them to delete their web hosting account. How is virus spreading not against godaddy’s policy? Seriously, contact me if you know the answer.