The Films Fetcher is a browser extension which falls under the category of potentially unwanted software from browser hijackers family. It changes your Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s homepage, new tab and search engine by default and can reroute your web-browser to various undesired pages. Of course, it is not a malicious software or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It’ll not delete or damage your files, but it can modify some PC system’s settings or download and install other harmful applications. So, you’d better to remove Films Fetcher hijacker using the instructions below and thereby restore your favorite startpage and search provider.
Table of contents
- What is Films Fetcher
- Remove Films Fetcher
- Manual Films Fetcher removal
- Films Fetcher automatic removal
- Stop Films Fetcher redirect and other undesired web pages
- Tips to prevent Films Fetcher and other unwanted software
- To sum up
The Films Fetcher browser hijacker, which set an unwanted page as your homepage can also set this intrusive web-site as your search provider. You will encounter the fact that the search in the internet browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of a large count of ads, links to ad and unwanted web-pages and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search engines. Therefore, look for something using Films Fetcher web site would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected system.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted application like Films Fetcher browser hijacker on your machine. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The Films Fetcher can also be used to collect a wide variety of user info that can be later sold to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any ads on the Films Fetcher site.
The Films Fetcher hijacker infection can modify settings of browsers, but often that the unwanted software may also infect all types of web browsers by modifying their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Films Fetcher unwanted web page every time launch the internet browser.
We strongly advise that you perform the step-by-step tutorial below that will allow you to remove Films Fetcher start page using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
How to remove Films Fetcher from computer
The following step by step guidance will help you to get rid of Films Fetcher startpage from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the step by step instructions below will help you to get rid of malware such as PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your PC may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Some of the steps below will require you to exit the page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Films Fetcher removal
If you perform exactly the step-by-step tutorial below you should be able to remove the Films Fetcher redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE browsers.
Uninstall PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking software and adware can be removed by uninstalling the free software they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all programs that has the name like “Films Fetcher”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, ad-supported software or PUPs, then select this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your PC system.
Remove Films Fetcher home page from IE
In order to recover all internet browser newtab page, start page and search provider by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your machine.
First, launch the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
After the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s startpage, newtab and default search engine to default state.
Remove Films Fetcher search from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the hijacker infection, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider that have been changed by browser hijacker.
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, press 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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Films Fetcher from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the reroute to Films Fetcher web page.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Fix browser shortcuts, altered by Films Fetcher hijacker infection
Unfortunately, the hijacker infection can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your internet browsers shortcuts), so that the Films Fetcher home page will be opened when you launch the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge or another web-browser.
Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser as shown on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will show a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown in the figure below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers which are redirected to the Films Fetcher intrusive web page.
Films Fetcher automatic removal
The easiest solution to remove Films Fetcher hijacker infection is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting hijacker infections including Films Fetcher. We suggest try Zemana or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs.
Use Zemana to get rid of Films Fetcher
Zemana Free is a tool that can get rid of ad supported software, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your system easily and for free. Zemana AntiMalware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Now you can install and use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to delete Films Fetcher from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana AntiMalware setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker which cause a reroute to Films Fetcher web site. During the scan Zemana will detect all threats exist on your computer.
When the system scan is finished, you can check all items detected on your system. In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove Films Fetcher hijacker infection and other browser’s malicious plugins. When the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
How to automatically remove Films Fetcher with Malwarebytes
Manual Films Fetcher search removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker infection may be not completely removed. We advise that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your system of hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malicious software, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
- Please download MalwareBytes from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Free onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the browser hijacker which changes internet browser settings to replace your start page, newtab page and default search engine with Films Fetcher web site. While the MalwareBytes program is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
- After MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) has completed scanning, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will open you the results.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Run AdwCleaner to get rid of Films Fetcher from the personal computer
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your computer for adware, PUPs and browser hijackers like Films Fetcher and helps delete them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you delete any harmful browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the download is finished, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” . AdwCleaner tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out hijacker that redirects your web browser to annoying Films Fetcher web-site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- After AdwCleaner has completed scanning your machine, AdwCleaner will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the scan results and then press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your computer, click “OK”.
The steps shown in detail in the following video.
Stop Films Fetcher redirect and other undesired web pages
If you browse the Internet, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and use an adblocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocker that can filter out a lot of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Download AdGuard program from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up advertisements, web sites such Films Fetcher, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Films Fetcher and other unwanted software
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be clean of the hijacker which modifies web-browser settings to replace your homepage, newtab and search engine by default with Films Fetcher web site. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and unwanted harmful web pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful software and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Films Fetcher search from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.