FBDownloader - how to remove search.fbdownloader.com redirect?
FBDownloader is a program which let's it's users download photos from FaceBook, this free software is developed by Htto Group ltd. While this program seems legitimate computer users should be aware that this program alters one's Internet browsers settings and installs additional browser add-ons on your computer. Many computer users report that after installing this software their browsers redirects them to search.fbdownloader.com - this redirect issue is not related to malware or virus infections, it's a direct consequence of not closely inspecting every installation step of DBDownloader.
To avoid such redirect issues, when installing free software, one should uncheck every tick which suggest to change your Internet browsers default search engine or your homepage. Moreover this software also installs Yontoo client on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox), this browser extension is known to cause unwanted ad issues etc.
FBDownloader is not a computer virus, however reckless installation of this free software causes redirect issues. If you are one of computer users who feels that redirects to search.fbdownloader.com has been applied without your consent you can use this removal guide to fix these problems. To avoid such incident in the future always pay close attention to every installation step of free software downloaded from the Internet.
FBDownloader.com redirect removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "FBDownloader, Yontoo" select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "FBDownloader, Yontoo" select these entries and click Remove.
After uninstalling FBDownloader scan your computer for any left unwanted components. To scan your computer use recommended anti-spyware software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to make sure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
FBDownloader.com redirect removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove FBDownloader.com redirect from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Yontoo LLC related entries (Yontoo, Yontoo Api) and disable them. To change your homepage from search.fbdownloader.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.fbdownloader.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove FBDownloader.com redirect from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Yontoo" select this entry and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from search.fbdownloader.com to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over search.fbdownloader.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove FBDownloader.com redirect from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Yontoo". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove search.fbdownloader.com and enter your preferred domain.