What is DislikeOnFB?
The DislikeOnFB application supposedly allows users to 'dislike' various Facebook posts. This unique feature is used to trick users into believing that DislikeOnFB is a legitimate and useful app, however, it is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Following successful infiltration on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), DislikeOnFB displays intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity.
This PUP generates in-text, interstitial, display, and other similar ads. These are displayed using a virtual layer, which enables placement of any third party graphical content on visited websites.
This behavior significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience, since the ads do not originate from the visited sites and conceal underlying content - forcing the user to avoid clicking them.
When clicked, most redirect to e-commerce websites such as online stores, however, some can redirect to untrusted sites containing infectious content - thus, clicking them may result in further computer infections.
In addition, DislikeOnFB monitors Internet browsing activity and gathers information such as IP addresses, operating system, browser type, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc. Although this information may seem insignificant, some will contain personally identifiable details.
Developers of DislikeOnFB can later share collected data with third party companies who can misuse it to generate revenue. Therefore, having DislikeOnFB installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall DislikeOnFB immediately.
Adware-type applications are developed to offer many useful features to give the impression of legitimacy. These promises are false, since most adware-type apps are useless to the user. PUPs such as DislikeOnFB are designed to generate revenue by displaying advertisements and collecting information - they deliver none of the features promised.
How did DislikeOnFB install on my computer?
DislikeOnFB is often distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of additional apps with regular software. Developers intentionally hide bogus applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, thus, making bundling very effective.
Many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software - they skip most/all of the steps, thereby inadvertently exposing the system to risk of infection or inadvertently installing PUPs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of adware-type apps can be prevented by closely analyzing the download and installation processes.
Express caution when downloading and installing software and decline all offers to download or install third party applications. In addition, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled software listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
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- What is DislikeOnFB?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DislikeOnFB application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove DislikeOnFB adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove DislikeOnFB ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by DislikeOnFB' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove DislikeOnFB ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
DislikeOnFB adware 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 "DislikeOnFB", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes DislikeOnFB ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove DislikeOnFB adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "DislikeOnFB", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dislikeonfb ads, 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 "Extensions". Locate "DislikeOnFB", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dislikeonfb ads, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "DislikeOnFB 1.0".
Computer users who have problems with dislikeonfb ads 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 dislikeonfb ads, 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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