If your homepage and search engine by default has been replaced to Fpseek.com homepage or you get a large amount of ads popping up on your computer then it’s a sign that your personal computer is infected by malware from the browser hijacker family. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software that modifies Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge ‘s settings without a user permission, to reroute on dangerous, unwanted and misleading web pages. Also, if you are seeing that the existing startpage, error page, or search page has been changed to Fpseek.com startpage, then you don’t need to wait . Complete the instructions below and delete Fpseek.com hijacker as quickly as possible.
A malicious software which changes settings of browsers on Fpseek.com startpage usually affects only Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and IE. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The Fpseek.com browser hijacker may modify the Target property of internet browser’s shortcuts, so every time you start the web browser, instead of your startpage, you will see a completely different site.
The hijacker, which set the Fpseek.com startpage as your start page can also set this annoying web-page as your search engine. You will encounter the fact that the search in the web-browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of tons of ads, links to ad and unwanted sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search engines. Therefore, look for something using Fpseek.com web-page would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected computer.
Although, Fpseek.com infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it modifies the settings of your internet browser. Moreover, an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be additionally installed on to your machine with this browser hijacker, that will display a large amount of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. Often such these ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit malicious web sites.
So, it’s very important to free your PC system as quickly as possible. The guide, which is shown below, will allow you to remove Fpseek.com from the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other web-browsers.
How did Fpseek.com browser hijacker get on your computer
How to manually remove Fpseek.com
This instructions will help you delete Fpseek.com homepage. These Fpseek.com removal steps work for the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or reboot your personal computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall Fpseek.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Fpseek.com
- Remove Fpseek.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Fpseek.com search from Chrome
- Remove Fpseek.com search from IE
Remove Fpseek.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge from pop-up ads hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all software installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video few simple steps below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Fpseek.com
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser which is redirected to the Fpseek.com or other unwanted site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The hijacker infection can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you run your web-browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://www.fpseek.com/” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the Fpseek.com web-page or any other unwanted pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Fpseek.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine have been changed by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, open the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the image below
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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Fpseek.com infection. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Fpseek.com search from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Fpseek.com search from IE
To restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
Once the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
How to remove Fpseek.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of browser hijacker from the infected computer. This is because the browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your machine and alter its settings to Fpseek.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to delete browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Fpseek.com. When a malware is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing Fpseek.com hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
How to block Fpseek.com homepage
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and dangerous sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-ups, sites such Fpseek.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Remove Fpseek.com hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once the downloading process is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is launched, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out Fpseek.com browser hijacker and browser’s malicious extensions. Once the system scan is finished, it will show a scan report as shown on the screen below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown below.
You need to click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your personal computer should be free of the Fpseek.com startpage. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new browser hijackers, malware and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Fpseek.com homepage from the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.