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Also Known As: Constant Fun adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

Constant Fun removal instructions

What is Constant Fun?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Constant Fun is a dubious application claiming to provide various features that supposedly improve the Internet browsing experience - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Constant Fun product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" On initial inspection, this browser plug-in may seem legitimate and useful, however, due to its rogue behavior, Constant Fun is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Following successful infiltration without users' consent, Constant Fun generates various intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

Constant Fun adware

Constant Fun generates pop-up, interstitial, transitional, full-page, search, banner, comparison shopping, and other similar intrusive ads. All are displayed using a ‘virtual layer’ (a tool allowing placement of third party graphical content) and, thus, none originate from users' visited websites. By concealing underlying content, ads generated by Constant Fun significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, some redirect to malicious websites containing infectious content - clicking them risks further adware or malware infections. Research shows that Constant Fun records IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, and other similar browsing-related data. Some of this collected information might contain personally identifiable details that are shared with cooperating third party companies. For these reasons, the presence of an information-tracking application such as Constant Fun on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft.

Constant Fun Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

SuperWeb LLC has released several hundred identical applications under different names including Royal Raid, Money Viking, and Sharp Angle. All falsely claim to provide various 'useful' features simply to trick users to install. Neither Constant Fun, nor any other apps developed by SuperWeb LLC, provide users with any significant value. These applications deliver intrusive online advertisements and collect personal data - their sole purpose is to generate revenue for the developers.

How did Constant Fun install on my computer?

Although Constant Fun has an official promotion site, many users download and install this app inadvertently. This is due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software/apps. The developers know that many users do not express enough caution during download and installation. For this reason, they conceal the installation of PUPs within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Therefore, by rushing these processes, and skipping most/all steps, users expose their systems to risk of infection.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To protect your system from adware-type infections, be attentive during the download and installation processes. Closely analyze each step using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Furthermore, all additionally-included applications should be cancelled, since they are likely to be malicious.

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Quick menu:

Constant Fun adware removal:

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Constant Fun adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Constant Fun", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Constant Fun ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Constant Fun adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Constant Fun ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Constant Fun", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Constant Fun ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the constant fun adware, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Constant Fun  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Constant Fun", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Constant Fun ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the constant fun adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Constant Fun ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Constant Fun".

Removing Constant Fun ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with constant fun adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the constant fun adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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