How to remove Fun APP

Having to install or download certain apps or programs without carefully checking can bring infections to computers. One example is how Fun APP extension harms a functional web browser. This is what typically happens when users let unwanted program like this to enter the computer. Though Fun APP was endorsed by developers as a useful tool that enhances online browsing experience, it hides a secret where it mysteriously operates without the user’s knowledge.

Fun APP Infection

Once Fun APP penetrates into the computer, it begins its operation by targeting internet software like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. What Fun APP possesses is the ability to track data of users through spying to collect and record crucial information that is present on the browser. After that, Fun APP will make unwanted changes to suit its operation. The homepage, new tab page, and search engine will automatically change as per Fun APP modification. Provided search results are unreliable and inaccurate or it can redirect users to unwanted search provider as Searchnewworld.com and Alphashoppers.co . In addition, Fun APP adware can cause intrusive ads to appear while browsing the internet. These advertisements have malicious intentions to present users to other dangerous websites like phishing or scam sites which can fool users to purchase a product or avail a service even there is nothing available. Fun APP as a browser hijacker can have minor effects to computers but it has the possibility to make more serious infections especially to the system. Therefore, removing it as early as possible is the best option.

Screenshot image of Fun APP

Fun APP Infiltration Scheme

Fun APP is also considered as Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA). As we all know, PUA can infiltrates computer without the user’s consent. Developers hide it through software bundles that offered on installation options. Fun APP was also endorsed by developers as enhancement to ones online browsing experience. It really looks engaging to users so there are times that it was installed intentionally on the browser. In addition, another way Fun APP to invade computer system is through clicking of random ads while browsing the internet. Some ads have the ability to execute scripts to stealthily install or download unwanted program. It is one of the ways for developers to spread their malicious program to gain online revenue.

Fun APP Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to Fun APP.

Remove Fun APP Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Funapp Chr

3. Find Fun APP or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome.

Uninstall Fun APP Extension from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox Extensions

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is pertaining to Fun APP and remove it from the browser.

Delete Fun APP Extension from Safari

1. Run Safari browser application.

2. Click on Safari Settings icon located on upper right corner of the window.

Image of Safari Settings

3. Choose Preferences from the drop-down list.

4. On Extension window, select Extensions tab.

5. Select Fun APP or relevant entry and remove it from Safari.

6. Lastly, go to Safari Settings once again and select Downloads from the drop down list.

7. If adware extension is present in Safari, click on Clear button to remove the unwanted extension.

Remove Fun APP Add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of Fun APP from Toolbars and Extension and Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If Fun APP is still present on the IE browser, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on ‘Installed On‘ column.

Add-Remove Malware

7. Select Fun APP or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Fun APP on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Fun APP.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Fun APP.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Stage 3: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Lastly, we will scan the computer with a multi-function security program. This will inspect the computer for possible presence of virus, malware, rootkit, adware as well as unwanted homepage like Fun APP.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

Sophos-exe

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed.

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like Fun APP.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Fun APP and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

Sophos Virus Scanner

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from Fun APP

Not all adware and PUP’s are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. On this instances, resetting the browser to default configuration is the only best solution. If Fun APP is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to reset the settings of affected browser program.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Fun APP

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. Type this strings in the address box: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down and expand Advanced settings area.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Cleanup section.

5. Click on Clean Up Computer. On next page, please click FIND to proceed.

Clean Up Computer

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find harmful software and remove it instantly. If unable to delete Fun APP, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. Just go back to previous page (Clean Up Computer) and reset the settings. See more details on this page.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If Mozilla Firefox is affected by Fun APP and procedures above were not helpful, we suggest that you carry out these steps. This process can fix the issue by restoring Firefox browser to default factory state. Most browser data will be affected but not bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies. Extensions and other installed plug-ins maybe deleted by this function. Therefore, if you wish to remove specific extension only, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and type the following in the address bar: about:support

2. Browser will be directed to a page of Troubleshooting Information. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up‘. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. Confirmation window will pop-up, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. The reset process will automatically close the browser and proceed with the restoration. Next, it will display a list of restored data. Fun APP should be gone by now. Click Finish to close the current window and open a fresh window of Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

1. Open Safari browser.

2. Click on the Safari Settings icon located on upper right corner of the browser window.

3. Select Reset Safari from the drop-down list.

4. Pop-up window will appear. You may select all boxes for total reset or follow the options below if you only want to remove Fun APP from Safari browser.

Image of Safari Reset

5. Please restart Safari browser for changes to take effect.

Post Last Modified On October 14, 2020

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