What is Funnypage123.com?
You may not know how Funnypage123.com was installed on your computer, but now that this browser hijacker is there, you cannot ignore it. A browser hijacker can easily expose unsuspecting users to corrupted content, and sometimes that might also result in a malware infection, too. Therefore, you will do yourself a favor if you remove Funnypage123.com from your computer immediately. Deleting this program is not something hard; you just have to follow the removal instructions below this description to do it. When you are done, please consider scanning your PC with a security program because you are bound to have more unwanted applications on-board.
Where does Funnypage123.com come from?
Now, why would we say that there are probably more unwanted programs installed on your computer? How could they enter your PC all at once? The sad truth is that browser hijackers and other similar applications often travel bundled with freeware. The program does not have an official distribution source, and it is very unlikely that users would download this program willingly.
So, in order to spread as far as possible, Funnypage123.com employs third-party installers to enter target computers. These installers usually can be downloaded from file-sharing websites. Users usually download one particular freeware application without even realizing that this program is bundled with additional applications. It would be possible to avoid installing these unnecessary programs if users checked the setup wizard steps carefully. More often than not, the installation wizard informs users about all the applications that are about to be added to their system, but if users just breeze through the installation; it is only natural that the likes of Funnypage123.com enter their system without any problem.
The same tactic was applied by other programs from the same group. This browser hijacker belongs to the ELEX family, and so it is directly related to trotux.com, youndoo.com, amisites.com, and so on. The fact that there are similar programs out there actually makes our job easier. When there is a group of programs that are based on the same pattern, the chances are that they can also be deleted using the same removal methods.
What does Funnypage123.com do?
This program behaves like your average browser hijacker. It means that when it enters your computer, it will modify your default homepage and search engine settings. The program will affect Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, but it does not seem to work on the Edge browser. However, it means that it does not affect only a small number of users who browse the Internet daily. Other users, who use the most popular browsers, can easily experience this infection.
Aside from changing your browser’s settings, Funnypage123.com can also modify the search results. It does that to convince you that you must click one link or the other. How can it do that? First, the program needs to provide you with content you may find attractive. For that, it needs to know your likes and preferences. This is where the browser hijacker employs tracking cookies. The program will monitor your online activity, and it will find as much about your browsing history as possible.
Once it has some sort of an online profile, Funnypage123.com can generate custom content and embed it in the modified search results. Users may think that the search results are reliable because the browser hijacker makes use of the Google Search engine, but that is very far from the truth. In this case, the hijacker makes use of the popular search engine because it does not have its own search function.
Are the search results filtered via Funnypage123.com reliable? Absolutely not. Although the browser hijacker does not try to infect you with malware or steal your personal data, it is also not responsible for the third-party content security. In other words, the program could be exploited by malevolent third party for content promotion, and you could accidentally click a link that leads to a dangerous website. To avoid that, you have to remove Funnypage123.com at once.
How do I delete Funnypage123.com?
This browser hijacker does not have an entry in the list of installed programs, so to get rid of it, you need to restore your browser settings to default. To do that, simply follow the instructions you will find the below.
Please do not forget to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner after manual removal. You need to make sure that you have terminated all the malicious files and programs that could have slithered into your PC.
Manual Funnypage123.com Removal
Change Target Settings
- Right-click the browser’s shortcut.
- Choose Properties and click the Shortcut tab.
- Find the Target line.
- Delete anything that is OUTSIDE of the quotation marks.
- Click OK and exit.
- Press Alt+T and open Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab and press the Reset button.
- Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
- At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.
- Press Alt+F and open Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
- Scroll down again and click Reset settings.
- Click Reset to complete.
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