If your antivirus software detects the FileRepMalware security threat then it is a sign that your machine is infected with a malicious software (also known as malware). This malware modifies the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Edge settings to show lots of undesired advertisements on all web sites, including webpages where previously you ads have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the FileRepMalware trojan can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your internet browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The FileRepMalware trojan that can redirect your web-browser to various undesired websites, is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the malware can install additional internet browser extensions and modules that will inject sponsored links within the Firefox, MS Edge, IE and Chrome’s screen. Moreover, the FileRepMalware malware may install browser hijacker that once started, will change the browser’s start page and search provider.
Even worse, the FileRepMalware trojan can be used to gather lots of your privacy info such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This personal data, later, may be used for marketing purposes.
Therefore it is very important to follow the guidance below immediately. The few simple steps will assist you to remove FileRepMalware trojan as well as clean your PC system from any other malware. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you get rid of other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto personal computer along with the malware.
Remove FileRepMalware (removal guidance)
Most commonly malware requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team developed several removal ways which we’ve summarized in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you have the undesired FileRepMalware malware on your computer and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or restart your system.
To remove FileRepMalware, use the following steps:
- How to get rid of FileRepMalware trojan without any software
- How to automatically remove FileRepMalware trojan
- How to stay safe online
- How did FileRepMalware trojan get on your machine
- To sum up
How to get rid of FileRepMalware trojan without any software
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove FileRepMalware trojan that can send information about your computer to a remote malicious hacker. Even if the tutorial does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such FileRepMalware trojan that can inject advertisements into the web pages that you are visiting.
Remove suspicious software through the Control Panel of your computer
We suggest that you start the system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or questionable software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful apps such as trojan and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted applications can remove the intrusive ads or internet browser redirect.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all questionable and unknown software. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything questionable that may be the FileRepMalware malware or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your PC system.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an unwanted web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks which have been created by the FileRepMalware trojan.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something suspicious, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the FileRepMalware malware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically remove FileRepMalware trojan
Many antivirus companies have developed software that help detect virus and thereby get rid of FileRepMalware from the Windows 10 (8, 7, XP). Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to run. Your computer may have tons of potentially unwanted software, adware and hijacker infections installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after restarting the system, then run your PC system into Safe Mode and use the anti malware tool again.
Automatically get rid of FileRepMalware malware with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of FileRepMalware automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, PUPs with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is complete, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the FileRepMalware malware which can display a huge number of annoying popup ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
When Zemana Anti Malware has completed scanning your machine, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will delete FileRepMalware virus that can cause multiple unwanted ads and popups. When disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Remove FileRepMalware trojan and harmful extensions with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro frees your computer from hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, unwanted toolbars, web browser addons and other unwanted programs such as FileRepMalware trojan which can inject ads into the web pages that you are visiting. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your PC system to its fullest. Hitman Pro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to search for if there are unwanted software in your PC. You can review the scan results, and select the items you want to erase.
- Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download HitmanPro on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
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Update: December 8, 2017
- Once the download is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is started, press “Next” button to begin checking your personal computer for the FileRepMalware malware which can redirect your browser to various intrusive web-pages. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your computer. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- When HitmanPro has completed scanning, HitmanPro will prepare a list of undesired and adware. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of FileRepMalware virus
Remove FileRepMalware virus manually is difficult and often the malware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and browser hijackers that your PC can be infected too.
- Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is complete, please close all apps and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes AntiMalware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes will launch and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the FileRepMalware trojan which can give a remote malicious hacker access to your computer. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- When that process is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocker program for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of intrusive ads, popunders, pop-ups, annoying newtab pages, and even full page advertisements and webpage overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the malicious and misleading web-pages automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Download AdGuard on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popups, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. 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.
How did FileRepMalware trojan get on your machine
Many of the freeware out there install unwanted browser toolbars, browser hijackers and trojans such as the FileRepMalware. One has to be attentive while installing free programs in order to avoid accidentally installing optional software. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and select the Custom, Manual or Advanced installation method as it will typically disclose what bundled programs will also be installed.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the FileRepMalware malware that can use your computer for click fraud. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new viruss and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive pop-ups and harmful pages). Moreover, to prevent any trojan, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted programs.
If you need more help with FileRepMalware virus related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.