There are many types of malware and one of them is adware. The adware, which causes the appearance of funtabsafe.com ads or the redirect to this annoying web-page, have a negative impact on the functioning of your PC. It changes computer settings, generates a lot of various advertising, slows down the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that sites are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the ad supported software is showing advertisements, so it may reroute your web-browser to an annoying web site like funtabsafe.com, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the browser’s address bar, then the internet browser is anyway will display an unwanted ad web-site.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software will perform a scan of the PC system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the browser, you will see an unwanted funtabsafe.com web site.
The adware may insert a huge number of advertising directly to the web-pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad supported software has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your system from the adware infection and remove funtabsafe.com unwanted advertising from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other internet browsers.
How does funtabsafe.com advertisements get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove funtabsafe.com
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the funtabsafe.com pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your PC system.
- Get rid of suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove funtabsafe.com redirect
- Get rid of funtabsafe.com popup ads from Chrome
- Delete funtabsafe.com popup ads from Firefox
- Remove funtabsafe.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
Get rid of suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and get rid of the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertising and internet browser redirect to unwanted web sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove funtabsafe.com redirect
Once installed, the ad supported software may add an argument into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will show the funtabsafe.com unwanted web site.
Right click on the web-browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. Click OK to save changes. You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
Get rid of funtabsafe.com popup ads from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus remove the redirect to funtabsafe.com annoying ads which is caused by the ad supported software.
Start the Chrome. Click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. The web-browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and click on the “Reset settings” button. The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press on the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Delete funtabsafe.com popup ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto funtabsafe.com advertisements.
Run the Firefox and press button to display the Tools menu. It displays the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will show the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove funtabsafe.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
Run Microsoft Internet Explorer, press . Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and remove the redirect to the funtabsafe.com unwanted web site.
Remove funtabsafe.com ads with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
Remove funtabsafe.com advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC system. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware is a reputable malware removal software. It can automatically detect and remove the ad supported software of the your system. Moreover, this free software will help you to remove web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too. You can follow these simple steps below to eliminate the funtabsafe.com unwanted advertisements completely.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the adware which causes the redirect to funtabsafe.com web site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block funtabsafe.com and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted ads and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising and web sites. Moreover, the software can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites such funtabsafe.com, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Remove funtabsafe.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the unwanted funtabsafe.com ads within the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Start” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the adware which displays the advertisements from funtabsafe.com web-site. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
When your PC system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for funtabsafe.com advertising removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the redirect to the unwanted funtabsafe.com ads.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.