Computer security researchers has determined that FP App is a new hijacker from the big family of browser hijackers. A large number of systems around the World have been hit by the FP App. The instructions below will teach you all you need to know about the hijacker infection. How it got into your computer, how to remove FP App, and how to protect your PC system from any unwanted applications such as a browser hijacker in the future.
The FP App hijacker takes over your web-browser’s default search engine and controls what will be displayed to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides a ton of intrusive advertisements on the search page. Some of these ads developed to trick you into buying some questionable products and applications. Moreover, sometimes, those ads could redirect you to misleading or malicious web-pages.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as the FP App on your system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The browser hijacker infection can be used to gather lots of marketing-type data about you that may be later used for marketing purposes. You do not 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 FP App ads.
Therefore it’s very important to free your personal computer of browser hijacker as soon as possible. Follow the instructions below to get rid of FP App browser hijacker, as well as other malicious software and adware, which can be installed onto your personal computer along with it.
Remove FP App hijacker (removal guide)
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker is harmful to your PC system. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malicious software. To get rid of this hijacker, you may use the manual removal guidance which are given below or free malicious software removal tool like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal method that will help you to remove FP App hijacker easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in machine or in the case where browser hijacker infection is not removed automatically. Some of the steps will require you to restart your system or close this site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove FP App, use the steps below:
- Remove FP App hijacker without any utilities
- FP App automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- How does your system get infected with FP App hijacker
- To sum up
Remove FP App hijacker without any utilities
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to delete the FP App hijacker from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers.
Uninstall potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other apps. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something suspicious that is the FP App browser hijacker related files, folders and registry keys then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In many cases, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate MS Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it is taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, uninstall any unknown and suspicious programs from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your machine. Most likely, one of them is the FP App hijacker that modifies internet browser settings to replace your new tab, search engine and homepage. Select the suspicious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown apps, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this undesired application from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an undesired application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Get rid of FP App hijacker from Firefox
The Firefox reset will remove unwanted search engine and homepage, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove FP App browser hijacker from IE
In order to restore all browser startpage, new tab and search provider you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of FP App from Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is redirected to the annoying FP App page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its original state.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as shown in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s done, the web browser’s settings including default search engine, start page and new tab back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your system.
FP App automatic removal
The manual steps above is tedious to use and can not always help to completely get rid of the FP App hijacker. Here I am telling you an automatic way to remove this browser hijacker infection from your computer completely. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) and Hitman Pro are anti-malware tools that can scan for and remove all kinds of malicious software including FP App browser hijacker and other kinds of potential threats such as malware and ad supported software.
Automatically remove FP App browser hijacker infection with Zemana
Zemana is a lightweight tool which designed to use alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malware, adware and PUPs that other programs miss. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
Please go to the following link to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM). Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is done, 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 Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Zemana Anti Malware on your machine.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button . Zemana utility will start scanning the whole system to find out the FP App browser hijacker that developed to redirect your internet browser to an intrusive webpage. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the scan get finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Once you’ve selected what you want to get rid of from your system click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove FP App browser hijacker and add threats to the Quarantine.
Scan and free your PC of browser hijacker with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a portable program that requires no hard setup to detect and delete FP App browser hijacker and other malware and ad supported software. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). Hitman Pro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malicious software removal utilities you’ve ever tried. HitmanPro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal tool can be just as effective as the widely known antivirus applications.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of HitmanPro for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- Once the download is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to begin scanning your PC for the FP App hijacker related files, folders and registry keys. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
- When the system scan is finished, you can check all items found on your PC system. All found items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Remove FP App browser hijacker infection with MalwareBytes AntiMalware
Manual FP App browser hijacker removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We advise that run the MalwareBytes that are completely free your personal computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, this free program will allow you to delete malicious software, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Update: March 20, 2018
- Once the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is complete, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the FP App browser hijacker and other security threats. While the tool is checking, you may see count of objects and files has already scanned.
- When the checking is done, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will open a scan report. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a guide on how to delete browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Using an ad-blocker application like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker apps will also protect you from harmful advertisements and web-pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to misleading and similar web-sites.
Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop up ads, as well as other harmful 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 AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How does your system get infected with FP App hijacker
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the FP App hijacker which modifies web-browser settings to replace your search provider, home page and new tab page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and unwanted malicious web-sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijacker infections and other malware). 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 remove FP App hijacker from the Chrome, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox, then ask for help here here.