Feenotifyfriends.info – Details
A number of web users have recently contacted our “How to remove” team with a request to help them uninstall one browser hijacker called Feenotifyfriends.info form their computers. If you are on this page because this app has gained control over your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or another browser and has replaced its search engine, the homepage address or something else in the browser with some sponsored tools, buttons and unfamiliar components, then stay with us to learn more. Below, you will find a removal guide which will show you all the needed steps that you should take to safely uninstall all the unwanted modifications imposed by Feenotifyfriends.info.
Finding difficulty removing Feenotifyfriends.info?
Like most new browser hijacker representatives, this app may not only install some third-party tools, toolbars, search engines and sponsored homepage URLs but may also spam the screen of the browser with hundreds of pop-up ads, banners and page-redirect links. Due to this, many people may face difficulties while browsing the web if Feenotifyfriends.info is operating on their computer because the application may constantly prompt them to click on different third-party sites, platforms and ads and because it may page-redirect their actual web searches to predetermined URLs. Another thing that may create even more disturbance and confusion is the fact that when the users try to remove the pop-up ads from their browser or to uninstall the new search engine, the sponsored homepage and buttons, they may simply not be able to do it if the hijacker is still active. This is enough to panic some of the users and make them believe that Feenotifyfriends.info is some sort of a nasty virus or some strange malware (probably a stealthy Trojan or a Ransomware) that re-installs itself every time the user opens their browser.
Is Feenotifyfriends.info Dangerous?
Here is the place to say that, luckily, this is not the case. The representatives of the browser hijacker family are not identical with computer viruses and malware. In fact, they differ quite a lot from Ransomware, Trojans, Spyware and other common threats because they cannot cause damage to the system, corrupt files, steal passwords or involve you in criminal schemes. What these applications specialize in is online advertising and all their activities are related to providing better exposure to certain third-party ads, platforms, tools and products. That’s why, if you have a piece of software like Feenotifyfriends.info , Cardinaldata.net , www2.savemax.store , www1.ecleneue.com on your PC, you will most likely frequently get prompted to click on different ads, banners, pop-ups, redirect links and other promotional materials during your regular web surfing. The more you click on those messages, the more traffic and exposure the advertisers would get. Such methods of advertisement are quite common and are not seen as illegal since they do not cause direct harm to anyone. Yet, sometimes, the people behind the browser hijackers may employ some rather unpleasant marketing tactics which can give you a good reason to uninstall this software. For instance, in order to generate even more ad exposure and clicks, the hijackers may impose unwanted changes to the web browser (new homepage, new search engines, modified search results, automatic redirects, etc.) and may force aggressive generation of sponsored advertisements on every web page you visit, placing the ads at the center of your screen.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||It is typical for the browser hijackers to redirect you to various sponsored sites and to make change to your main browser.|
|Distribution Method||Spam and software bundles are common sources of this software along with different torrents freeware and shareware sites.|
Remove Feenotifyfriends.info “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Feenotifyfriends.info software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove Feenotifyfriends.info. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Removing Feenotifyfriends.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Feenotifyfriends.info we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed.
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Feenotifyfriends.info on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Feenotifyfriends.info in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Getting rid of Feenotifyfriends.info from Chrome
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Removing Feenotifyfriends.info From Firefox
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Removing Feenotifyfriends.info From Windows Internet Explorer
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Removing Feenotifyfriends.info From Windows Edge
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Feenotifyfriends.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Feenotifyfriends.info in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.