Formfetcherpro

What is Formfetcherpro?

Cybersecurity experts at Anti-spyware-101.com have recently tested a browser extension called Formfetcherpro for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. From the very outset, it was clear that this extension is bad news because it was made by Mindspark Interactive Network, a company dedicated to making such extensions. What Formfetcherpro officially offers is irrelevant because its functions are just links to third-party services featured on the bar at the top of the homepage. Also, it was set to change your browser’s homepage address without your consent, and that search engine can collect some information about you and use it present you with promotional links that can jeopardize your PC’s security as they come from unknown sources. Therefore, you might want to remove it but, before you do, we invite you to read about this program in the description below.testtest

What does Formfetcherpro do?

You can install Formfetcherpro on your PC if you use Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer and it will change the homepage address of each of these browsers. In fact, replacing the homepage address is this extension’s primary purpose, and everything else it does is just a distraction. It replaces the homepage with Search.myway.com a search engine that is also owned by Mindspark Interactive. This search engine uses Google’s search results, so it does not offer anything unique. In fact, it can do quite the opposite because Mindspark Interactive is known to use this search engine to promote third-party links and the links are not vetted, so they can be misleading and even malicious. As a result, you can be redirected to sites containing spyware, Trojans, and other types of malware.

Search.myway.com works as a regular search engine and, thus, it was configured to collect some anonymous information about you to show personalized ads that may generate more ad revenue as you may be more included to click them. The collected information can include your IP address and, thus, your approximate location, Internet Service Provider (ISP,) search history, entered search terms, browser type, operating system type, and so on. Researchers say that this search engine can use browser cookies, web beacons, pixels, and other information collection technologies to obtain the information.

Where does Formfetcherpro come from?

As previously mentioned, Formfetcherpro is a product of Mindspark Interactive which is well known in the cybersecurity industry as an untrustworthy software publisher that also published DirectionsBuilder Toolbar, SimplePictureEdit Toolbar, and EasyWeatherAlert Toolbar which are very similar to this new extension. All of Mindspark’s extensions have dedicated distribution websites, and Formfetcherpro is no exception. Our researchers have found that you can get it from Formfetcherpro.com. However, this site is not the only channel used for distributing this extension. Researchers also say that this extension may come bundled with third-party software as well. Furthermore, the installers of those bundles can place Formfetcherpro on your browser by stealth, though you may be able to deselect its installation in the advanced or custom settings menu.

How do I remove Formfetcherpro?

If you got Formfetcherpro on your PC accidentally and care about its security and your personal privacy, then you ought to remove this extension from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises because it offers nothing of value as its supposed selling points are simply gimmicks to attract potential users. Its real objective is to replace your browser’s homepage address with a search engine that might show search results featuring links to potentially harmful websites. So there is no reason to keep it whatsoever. See the guide below to delete it.

Removal Guide

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs.
  3. Find Formfetcherpro.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate Formfetcherproand click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and click Settings.
  2. Go Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate Formfetcherproand click Uninstall.

Remove this extension from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously press Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Formfetcherpro and click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Find Formfetcherpro.
  4. Click Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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