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Search.fc-cmf.com is a browser hijacker and it’s caused cause by adware infection. It redirects you to another unknown search engine as soon as you access your browser. It changes your home page and redirects you on the unknown and risky sites. This unwanted software program may alter or take over start-up page and as well as new tab configuration. If you open your home page and find Search.fc-cmf.com has opened, it means adware has change the settings of your browser. Adware authors replace the default search engine and set their own as your home page. They do make this ploy to widespread the adware and get profit in return.

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Thus, if Search.fc-cmf.com is showing up as your home page, it signifies that adware already made changes to browser settings. Once you got this infection, it shows up excessive advertisements and degrade your system performance. A few people deemed the presence and activities of Search.fc-cmf.com as some sort of virus infection, but it’s an adware not a virus infection. Although it most of the adware act like a virus, but it’s not made to be infectious. Often adware does not spread on its own. They require manual installation to run on the system and so Search.fc-cmf.com.

Adware authors pack their adware programs with the freeware and these programs gets installed when you install any freeware. Search.fc-cmf.com also gets loaded secretly with such freeware without taking your approval. Freeware, bogus updates, games, tools, fake players, and such other sources are the reason why you get Search.fc-cmf.com. Computer users can acquire them from various unfamiliar sites as well. In fact, scammers are using the social media platform to spread their dubious links and sending their adware to the user’s computer. Users find Search.fc-cmf.com very inconvenient as it slow down your surfing speed and redirect you to other unknown sites.

To set your default home page again and make your browsing experience smooth, you have to remove Search.fc-cmf.com adware from your computer and browser. Below the instructions are given to remove this browser Hijacker. Please carry out all the steps in exact manner for successful removal of Search.fc-cmf.com:

Step 1: Use Add/Remove program of Windows for Uninstalling  

Any installed software may be the reason of getting Search.fc-cmf.com. So you need to remove that culprit program first. Follow the instructions written below to remove it:

  1. Click on the Windows Start button and then select Control Panel from the list.
  2. Search for the ‘Programs ‘area and click on uninstall a program option. It’ll open up a new window showing all existing software installed on your computer.
  3. Find and remove Search.fc-cmf.com entry or any other entry which is causing similar issue. If in case you couldn’t find Search.fc-cmf.com present out there, check out any suspicious labels that was installed recently.
  4. Click on Uninstall button to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with defencebyte AntiVirus Pro

  1. Download the tool called defencebyte AntiVirus Pro.
  2. Close all running programs on the computer once the download and installation is complete.
  3. Locate the file and double-click on defencebyteAVPro.exe to start running the tool.
  4. It look out if there is any harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Search.fc-cmf.com. You need to delete each detected item.
  5. Once scan is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.
  6. After reboot, open defencebyte AntiVirus Pro once more. Click on Uninstall to remove this program from your computer.

Step 3: Remove Search.fc-cmf.com Add-on/Extension and Cleanup the Browser

In the previous step you have scanned your computer and deleted Search.fc-cmf.com from it. This step will ensure that no more module should remain attached on your system. Use the same tool to check the browser for unwanted add-on and extension. If any unwanted add-on will be found, you’ll be reported and suggested to clean up your browser.

  1. Just run the program to find unwanted entries. If any found, remove all or delete one entry at a time using the remove button alongside.
  2. Before deleting the add-on permanently it’ll ask you to click Yes to proceed with the removal. Click on Yes to remove Search.fc-cmf.com on the affected browser.

Step 4: To completely remove Search.fc-cmf.com, Reset your Internet Browser

If your internet browser is infected with Search.fc-cmf.com, cleaning it from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is very important. Below the process is discussed how you can reset various browsers to its default state.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

Resetting your Mozilla Firefox to Default can fix many browser issues without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. See manual removal of add-on from Firefox if you want to remove only specific extension.

  1. At the top of the browser, open the Firefox menu and access the Help area and then click on Troubleshooting Information.
  2. A new tab will appear. At the upper-right corner of the screen you will notice a section stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.
  3. Click Reset Firefox to continue, if confirmation window appears.
  4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. Once it’s done, it will display a list of restored data after removing Search.fc-cmf.com. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox. 

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Search.fc-cmf.com. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

  1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
  2. Click on the Menu (three-bar icon) located on the upper right side corner of the browser.
  3. From the pull-down menu, click on Settings.
  4. Once your are on chrome://settings/ tab, click on ‘Show advanced settings…‘ at the bottom of the window.
  5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on Reset browser settings button.
  6. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed Search.fc-cmf.com extension.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer and open the Explorer menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.
  2. Choose Advanced tab on Internet Options window.
  3. Under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area on the lower part of the window, click the Reset button.

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