The FF Protect AntiVir is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This ad-supported software may alter the settings of Mozilla Firefox browser or generate a ton of intrusive advertisements. It will lead to the fact that when you run the Firefox browser or surf the Internet, the browser will always be forced to show annoying ads, even when your web browser is configured to block pop up ads or your computer has a program that stops unwanted advertisements. On current date, the FF Protect AntiVir continues to increase the number of machines which have been infected.
While your machine is infected by the FF Protect AntiVir, the Firefox may be redirected to various annoying website. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display lots of undesired advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of webpages that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all websites, including websites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
We strongly recommend that you perform the few simple steps below that will help you to remove FF Protect AntiVir adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
Remove FF Protect AntiVir adware (Virus removal tutorial)
There are a simple manual guide below that will help you to remove FF Protect AntiVir from your Windows system. The most effective method to get rid of this ad-supported software is to perform the manual removal guide and then use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) or HitmanPro automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this ad supported software and these malicious software removal utilities will completely get rid of FF Protect AntiVir adware and return the Firefox settings to default.
To remove FF Protect AntiVir, execute the following steps:
- How to get rid of FF Protect AntiVir adware without any software
- How to automatically delete FF Protect AntiVir adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of FF Protect AntiVir adware without any software
The step by step guidance will help you delete FF Protect AntiVir . These FF Protect AntiVir removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Uninstall ad-supported software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to delete potentially unwanted apps like this adware, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker infection or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a programs that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the following example.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC system. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a questionable, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown on the screen below.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the program which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed below.
Remove FF Protect AntiVir from Firefox
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser application.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the following example.
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 revert back your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
How to automatically delete FF Protect AntiVir adware
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the FF Protect AntiVir adware that causes a large amount of undesired pop-up ads once again infect your system. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to get rid of ad-supported software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best way to detect and delete ad-supported software is to use free malicious software removal apps.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of FF Protect AntiVir ‘ad supported’ software
You can remove FF Protect AntiVir automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal tool because it can easily delete browser hijackers, PUPs, ad supported software with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana Free on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is done, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this task is complete, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the FF Protect AntiVir an other malware.
Depending on your system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will find out threats present on your computer. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will delete FF Protect AntiVir ‘ad supported’ software which designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad webpages.
Use HitmanPro to delete FF Protect AntiVir from web browser
Hitman Pro is a free program which created to delete malicious software, PUPs, browser hijackers and ‘ad supported’ software from your machine running MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It will help to search for and delete FF Protect AntiVir adware that causes annoying pop-up advertisements, including its files, folders and registry keys.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- After the download is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is started, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro tool will start scanning the whole PC system to find out FF Protect AntiVir adware. When a malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- After the checking is finished, HitmanPro will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your system press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to automatically remove FF Protect AntiVir with Malwarebytes
You can remove FF Protect AntiVir adware automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this process is complete, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free tool will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out FF Protect AntiVir which created to redirect your internet browser to various ad sites. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Free program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the guidance or the video guide below.
How to stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot stop all malicious and annoying pages using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to stop unwanted web-browser redirections, advertisements and popups in any modern web browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. It’s named Adguard and it works very well.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is complete, click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC should be free of the FF Protect AntiVir that cause annoying popup ads to appear. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and intrusive malicious pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malicious software). 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 get rid of FF Protect AntiVir from the Mozilla Firefox, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.