What is Fullsearching.com?
Noticing Fullsearching.com in your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers as the new home page upon launching means that your operating system could be infected with a bunch of malware threats as well as potentially unwanted applications. Our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com say that this search engine mostly spreads through a questionable browser called Mustang Browser, which is built on the Chromium platform. But this browser may sneak onto your system through unofficial channels; therefore, there is a good chance that it enters with a couple of malware infections. For this reason, the presence of this search engine is undesirable and potentially harmful. But let us share with you in more detail why we believe that you should remove Fullsearching.com from your computer.
Where does Fullsearching.com come from?
As we have already mentioned, finding this search engine in your browsers means that you may have installed Mustang Browser recently. So in order to understand why its presence may put your virtual security at risk, we should talk about how this questionable browser may land on your system. Unfortunately, apart from its official website at mustang-browser.com, this potentially undesirable application can also be found in free software bundles packed with malicious software installers. If you install the bundled version, chances are your system is under attack by a couple of browser hijackers, adware programs, and other unwanted "guests." It is possible that an adware program was already on your computer and this infection generated the corrupt third-party ad that you clicked on and caused this invasion now.
Another option is that you try to find a free application and run a web search. Even if you use reputable search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo, there is a possibility that you will be exposed to potentially harmful or downright malicious websites hiding among the results. If you are not an experienced computer user, you may not be able to tell which sites offered in the list are reliable or better to be avoided. This is how most users infect their system without even realizing it until it is already too late. Because when you view a file-sharing webpage that you are not familiar with, you can easily click on unsafe content, such as third-party banner and pop-up ads. If you may have infected your computer this way, you should delete Fullsearching.com and then, scan your system for other threats. Leaving any potentially harmful programs could again lead to more system security issues and infections.
How does Fullsearching.com work?
According to our malware specialists, this search engine is not used to its full potential. This means that at present it may not even show unreliable behavior. However, our deep research indicates that this search engine can actually modify the search results as it seems to send your queries first to its own server and then forwards them to Google to provide you with legitimate-looking search results. So now you might be still safe using this search engine but most likely not for long since such browser extensions are mostly created to make easy money for schemers by promoting third parties. In other words, the day may be close when this search engine starts inserting affiliated advertisements and links among the legitimate Google search results. This could have rather unfavorable consequences for you. If you click on ads or links that are related to potentially unreliable third parties, you may end up on fake websites, such as online shops pretending to sell you a product at the cheapest possible price. If you fall for such a trick, you may disclose your personal details or banking information on a site operated by cyber criminals. We do not think we have to explain what could come out of such a scam for you. Since similar scenarios are possible in the future, we advise you to remove Fullsearching.com so that you can prevent these from happening.
How to delete Fullsearching.com
It is time for us to talk about the solution now. Since this search engine comes on board with a potentially unwanted program (Mustang Browser), we recommend that you remove both via Control Panel, including any other suspicious and unknown applications you may find there. Afterwards, you should reset your infected browsers to make sure that no sign of this search engine remains. If you need assistance, please use the guide below that we have prepared for you. As you can see, it is possible to avoid similar threats if you are more careful choosing the websites you use for downloading free programs and if you stop clicking on third-party ads. However, if you are looking for a permanent solution, you should find a reliable anti-malware program and install it. But be advised that the web is full of rogue security tools that may cause you more issues instead of cleaning them from your system.
How to remove Fullsearching.com from Windows
- Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the uninstaller and press Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
- Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
How to remove Fullsearching.com from browsers
- Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Click Reset settings at the bottom.
- Press Reset.
- Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox in the pop-up window.
- Press Finish.
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