Funmoods Toolbar - how to remove browser redirects to searchfunmoods.com?
Funmoods toolbar is a browser add-on that is used to add smileys to social networks and emails. However when installed on your computer this toolbar will change your default search engine and your homepage, furthermore start.funmoods.com displays deceptive advertisements which tricks computer users to fill various surveys or to subscribe to costly mobile services.
Another reason why Funmoods toolbar can be categorized as an unwanted application is a fact that uninstalling this add-on from your Control Panel won't fully remove it from your Internet browsers, further removal steps are required to fully eliminate this toolbar. You can download this toolbar from all major software distribution websites from it's homepage and other sources. On some cases funmoods toolbar is bundled with free software and people are unwillingly installing this browser add-on. Recently download.cnet.com started bundling this unwanted toolbar with almost all of the free software that is offered in their website. Download.cnet.com is one of the most popular software download websites in the Internet and such methods used to monetize incoming web traffic looks very deceptive. Be careful while using download.cnet.com - their downloader is bundled with funmoods toolbar. Be sure to be careful while using the mentioned downloader, to prevent installation of this toolbar uncheck several ticks in one of the software installation steps.
The homepage that is presented after installing funmoods toolbar comes with a search engine that mixes advertisements with simple search results and in this way further monetizes the incoming traffic. While funmoods toolbar is not malware or a virus many PC users finds it complicated to remove. This potentially unwanted application is similar to Babylon toolbar and Delta search toolbar. If you haven't installed this toolbar yourself and you have trouble removing it use this step-by-step removal guide.
Funmoods Toolbar (searchfunmoods.com redirect virus) removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "Funmoods Web Search" and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Funmoods Web Search" and click Remove.
After uninstalling Funmoods Toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components. Use recommended anti-spyware software.
Funmoods Toolbar (searchfunmoods.com redirect virus) removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Uninstalling Funmoods Toolbar is not enough, remove the left unwanted components from your Internet browsers manually.
Remove Funmoods Toolbar (searchfunmoods.com) from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Funmoods Toolbar related entries (Funmoods Toolbar, Funmoods Helper Object) and disable them.
To change your homepage from searchfunmoods.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove searchfunmoods.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Change default search engine:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing" or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Funmoods".
If you continue having problems with redirects to searchfunmoods.com you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Funmoods Toolbar (searchfunmoods.com) from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "FunDial" and "Funmoods", select them and click on a trash can icon.
Change your homepage from searchfunmoods.com to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over searchfunmoods.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click on the "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Funmoods" and add or select your preferred.
Remove Funmoods Toolbar (searchfunmoods.com) from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Funmoods.com"
To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove searchfunmoods.com and enter your preferred domain.
Change default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "Funmoods"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
If you continue having problems with redirects to searchfunmoods.com you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Manual Funmoods Toolbar removal:
If you were unable to remove Funmoods Toolbar using the steps above, you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk. If you don't have strong computer knowledge you could harm your operating system. Be careful and use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these Funmoods Toolbar processes:
Remove these Funmoods Toolbar registry entries:
Delete these Funmoods Toolbar files:
After removing Funmoods toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Use recommended anti-spyware software.