When you launch your web-browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, the web site named Funnysurfing.com opens automatically instead of your home page? Or this annoying site replaces the new tab page and internet browser’s search engine ? Then most probably your machine has become a victim of the browser hijacker infection that usually gets installed as a part of some free applications. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you’re an active World Wide Web user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted redirects. You need to free your computer from dangerous software like this PC infection ASAP. Because the unwanted homepage can be a way to infect your system with more dangerous malicious software like viruses and trojans. The instructions which follow, I’ll show you how to delete hijacker infection and thereby get rid of Funnysurfing.com search from your web-browser forever.
Table of contents
- What is Funnysurfing.com
- Remove Funnysurfing.com
- How to remove Funnysurfing.com startpage without any software
- Funnysurfing.com homepage automatic removal
- Stop Funnysurfing.com startpage and other unwanted web-sites
- How to Funnysurfing.com hijacker get installed onto PC
- Finish words
Without a doubt, the hijacker is harmful to your PC. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malware. To delete this browser hijacker infection, you can use the manual removal which are given below or free malware removal utility such as Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal which will help you to remove Funnysurfing.com homepage easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC or in the case where browser hijacker is not removed automatically.
How to get rid of Funnysurfing.com startpage without any software
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Funnysurfing.com . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
Delete Funnysurfing.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual hijacker removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of software on your personal computer and see if there are any suspicious and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
- 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 click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video few simple steps below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Funnysurfing.com
When installed, this browser hijacker may add an argument like “http://funnysurfing.com” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will display the unwanted startpage.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The browser hijacker can modify it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://funnysurfing.com” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Delete Funnysurfing.com homepage from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by browser hijacker infection.
- First, run the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Funnysurfing.com from FF
If the Firefox settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine have been changed by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown on the screen 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 open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Funnysurfing.com browser hijacker infection. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Funnysurfing.com from Internet Explorer
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘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 press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Funnysurfing.com homepage automatic removal
After completing the manually removal instructions above all unwanted applications and web-browser’s extensions that causes browser redirects to the Funnysurfing.com web-site should be removed. If the problem with Funnysurfing.com PC infection is still remained, then we suggest to scan your personal computer for any remaining malicious components. use recommended free hijacker removal software below.
Scan and free your personal computer of browser hijacker with Malwarebytes
Remove Funnysurfing.com manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mbam-setup as shown below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your PC system for the browser hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Funnysurfing.com. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Funnysurfing.com hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains steps on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
If the problem with Funnysurfing.com is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this PC infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, click “Scan” button for checking your computer for the Funnysurfing.com PC infection.
- Once the system scan is done, the AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Funnysurfing.com startpage and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an program that blocks access to harmful ads and sites. Moreover, the application can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can press “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 PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop advertisements, web pages such Funnysurfing.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. 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.
How to Funnysurfing.com hijacker get installed onto PC
Most commonly, the Funnysurfing.com hijacker is bundled within the setup packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find some bundled web browser hijacker. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the install, choose the Custom or Advanced install option. Next, press ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown program. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted application on your computer such as this browser hijacker.
Now your computer should be free of the Funnysurfing.com redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malicious software, browser hijackers and ad-supported software) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying advertisements and malicious web sites). Moreover, to prevent browser hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Funnysurfing.com startpage related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.