Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Feven?
Feven is a potentially unwanted application developed by Brightcircle Investments Limited. This browser add-on is distributed using fake downloads and deceptive free software 'download clients'. The software commonly installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent.
Developers of this browser extension claim that it saves time and money whilst shopping online, and while such functionality may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that Feven is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Therefore, you are advised not to use this browser add-on.
After successful infiltration, this browser plugin causes various unwanted ads including intrusive coupon ads such as Jollywallet coupon ads, pop-up ads, and Ads not by this site when users visit online shopping websites. Clicking on these third party advertisements can result in privacy issues or installation of malware.
Moreover, Feven is known to track users' Internet browsing habits, and thus, the presence of this software on your system can lead to identity thefts. At time of research, this rogue browser extension was proliferated using fake Internet browser updates - displaying deceptive pop-up ads stating that the user's Internet browser is out-of-date.
It then attempts to trick the user into downloading Feven. This browser plugin is not a virus or malware, however, having it installed on your Internet browsers can result in serious security and privacy issues. For these reason, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your computer.
Feven is similar to other ads, which generate potentially unwanted applications and are promoted using free software download clients. Examples include Storimbo, SurfEnhance, WonderBrowse, amongst many others. To avoid installation of this adware, Internet users should be attentive when downloading free software.
If your download is managed by a download client, inspect each download step and opt-out of installation of advertised browser plugins by clicking the 'decline' button.
Today, the majority of freeware download websites (including download.com, softonic.com, and many others) use download clients to monetize their free services, and thus, reckless free software downloading can result in adware infections.
If you observe 'Brought by Feven' ads when browsing the Internet, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate this adware from your computer.
Screenshot of a deceptive free software download promoting the Feven add-on:
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- What is Feven?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Feven application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Feven add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Feven plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Feven extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Feven extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Feven ads removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Feven", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling Feven, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Feven ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Feven", select this entry and click "remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the feven virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Feven", select it and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the feven virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Feven".
Computer users who have problems with feven virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the feven virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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