If your Google Chrome or other web browser start page have changed to iSpinner Search somehow, and you have tried to alter home page and search provider from web-browser settings, but it did not help, then it could mean that your system has become a victim of potentially unwanted program from the browser hijacker family. The ISpinner – Fidget Spinner hijacker is an one type of unwanted applications that can introduce changes to settings of all your typical internet browsers without your’s permission, to reroute you into unwanted pages. The hijacker mostly replace the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge current newtab, homepage and search provider by default with its own.
The iSpinner Search browser hijacker infection takes over your web browser’s default search provider and controls what will be opened to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides a large count of intrusive ads on the search page. Some of these advertisements designed to trick you into buying certain questionable products and programs. Moreover, sometimes, those advertisements could redirect you to misleading or malicious web sites.
Often, the computer that has been infected with ISpinner – Fidget Spinner hijacker infection, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens lots of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad supported software can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading web sites.
The hijacker infection like ISpinner – Fidget Spinner often change all web-browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit some intrusive web sites and open intrusive popups. As a result, your browser can still redirect you to an unwanted site despite your browser is actually clean of hijacker infection.
Table of contents
- What is ISpinner – Fidget Spinner
- iSpinner Search removal guidance
- Manual ISpinner – Fidget Spinner removal
- Scan your system and get rid of ISpinner – Fidget Spinner with free tools
- Stop iSpinner Search and other intrusive web pages
- Prevent ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker from installing
- To sum up
It is important, don’t use iSpinner Search page and do not click on ads placed on it, as they may lead you to a more harmful or misleading pages. The best option is to use the guidance posted below to free your computer of hijacker, delete the ISpinner – Fidget Spinner search, and thereby revert back your previous homepage and search provider.
iSpinner Search removal guidance
There are exist several free browser hijacker removal tools. Also it is possible to delete ISpinner – Fidget Spinner home page manually. But we recommend to combine all these solutions below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
Manual ISpinner – Fidget Spinner removal
The step by step instructions will help you remove ISpinner – Fidget Spinner redirect. These ISpinner – Fidget Spinner removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Uninstall all ad supported software and other potentially unwanted applications through the Windows Control Panel
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious software, all applications you do not remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before ISpinner – Fidget Spinner hijacker appeared on your internet browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the Web.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Fix browser shortcuts, modified by ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker infection
Important to know, most antimalware applications which are able to get rid of hijacker infection, but unable to scan for and recover altered shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge web browsers manually.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The hijacker can modify it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” 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 in the figure below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove ISpinner – Fidget Spinner search from Google Chrome
If your Chrome browser is redirected to intrusive ISpinner – Fidget Spinner web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
First run the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will run the procedure of cleaning. Once it is complete, the web browser’s settings including homepage, newtab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Get rid of ISpinner – Fidget Spinner startpage from Firefox
The FF reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and get rid of unwanted search engine and startpage such as ISpinner – Fidget Spinner, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your FF web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove ISpinner – Fidget Spinner redirect from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted extensions or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, open the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker infection, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Scan your system and get rid of ISpinner – Fidget Spinner with free tools
The easiest solution to get rid of ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker is to run an antimalware application capable of detecting browser hijackers including ISpinner – Fidget Spinner. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malware remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted applications.
How to delete ISpinner – Fidget Spinner with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC of the browser hijacker. The utility is an advanced malware removal application created by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijackers, adware, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware on your system from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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When the download is done, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana Anti Malware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically run and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your machine for the hijacker which developed to redirect your web browser to the ISpinner – Fidget Spinner web page. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient.
Once it completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker and other malicious software and ad-supported software and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Scan and free your personal computer of hijacker with Malwarebytes
Get rid of ISpinner – Fidget Spinner hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) from the link below.
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- After downloading 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 mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button It’ll scan through the whole machine for the ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker infection related files, folders and registry keys. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- After the scan get completed, a list of all items found is produced. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected”. After the cleaning procedure is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a step-by-step tutorial on how to remove browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software with Malwarebytes.
Remove ISpinner – Fidget Spinner hijacker infection and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can scan your computer for a wide range of security threats such as ad supported software, browser hijackers like ISpinner – Fidget Spinner, potentially unwanted programs as well as other malware. It will perform a deep scan of your PC including hard drives and MS Windows registry. When a malicious software is detected, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your system with a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the screen below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” for checking your personal computer for the ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker infection and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. When a malware, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
When the scan get completed is finished, you will be shown the list of all detected threats on your PC as shown on the image below.
When you’re ready, click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will get rid of ISpinner – Fidget Spinner hijacker and other malware and ad-supported software and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the process is complete, the tool may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop iSpinner Search and other intrusive web pages
It is also critical to protect your web-browsers from harmful web pages and ads by using an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- When the downloading process is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up ads, web pages such ISpinner – Fidget Spinner, as well as other harmful 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 icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
Prevent ISpinner – Fidget Spinner browser hijacker from installing
Many programs used to hijack a personal computer’s web-browser. So, when you installing free software, carefully read the disclaimers, choose the Custom or Advanced installation mode to watch for optional applications that are being installed, because some of the programs are ad supported software and potentially unwanted applications.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step guide above, your computer should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer display ISpinner – Fidget Spinner unwanted start page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- As the scanning ends, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted ISpinner – Fidget Spinner redirect.