Have you become that your web-browser permanently shows fetchbravo.com startpage instead of your homepage? It is a sign that your browser’s settings changed and your system is infected with malware from the browser hijacker family. You need to follow the instructions below as quickly as possible to remove fetchbravo.com search and stop the ability to penetrate of more dangerous viruses and trojans on your computer.
A malicious software that alters settings of web-browsers on fetchbravo.com usually affects only Chrome, IE, FF and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The fetchbravo.com browser hijacker may alter the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you start the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see a completely different site.
Except that the fetchbravo.com modifies browser’s startpage, it also replaces a search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a large number of ads, links to unwanted and ad pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines such as Google or Bing.
Although, fetchbravo.com browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it alters the settings of your browser. Moreover, an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be additionally installed on to your PC system with this browser hijacker infection, which will open a huge number of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. Often such these advertisements may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted applications or visit malicious web pages.
We recommend you to free your computer as quickly as possible. Use the guide below that will assist to remove fetchbravo.com and adware, which can be installed onto your PC system along with it.
How did you get infected with fetchbravo.com browser hijacker
How to manually remove fetchbravo.com
This useful removal guide for the fetchbravo.com . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove fetchbravo.com homepage let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall fetchbravo.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of fetchbravo.com from Google Chrome
- Get rid of fetchbravo.com search from Firefox
- Remove fetchbravo.com homepage from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of fetchbravo.com homepage
Uninstall fetchbravo.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Get rid of fetchbravo.com from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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 shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of fetchbravo.com search from Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine have been modified by the hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, run the FF and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the fetchbravo.com hijacker. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove fetchbravo.com homepage from Internet Explorer
To restore the startpage, new tab page and default search engine you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
Once the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of fetchbravo.com homepage
Once the infection is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://fetchbravo.com/” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will display an unwanted web site.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 like “http://fetchbravo.com/” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
How to delete fetchbravo.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove browser hijacker from the infected personal 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 modify its settings to fetchbravo.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that 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 delete browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your personal computer from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your PC system. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to fetchbravo.com. When a malware is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing fetchbravo.com browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, 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 delete browser hijacker and other malware.
Block fetchbravo.com startpage and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and dangerous sites, you need to use an program that blocks access to harmful advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, sites such fetchbravo.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
If the problem with fetchbravo.com startpage is still remained
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, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is opened, press “Scan” button for checking your computer for the fetchbravo.com browser hijacker.
- When it has finished scanning, the AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your system should be clean of the fetchbravo.com redirect. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, malicious software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove fetchbravo.com from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.