What is Funnysiting.com?
We can assure you that you have a browser hijacker installed on your computer if you see Funnysiting.com in the place of your default search engine when you open your browser. Specialists have managed to find out that the Funnysiting.com browser hijacker is targeted at users whose default browsers are Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome; however, there is a small possibility that you might notice that the settings of your Internet Explorer have been changed too. Either way, you should hurry to get rid of Funnysiting.com despite the fact that it looks like an ordinary search engine. It will not be easy to remove the browser hijacker that belongs to the Elex family, especially when they have started using .bat files to open particular websites they promote. Of course, you will find more detailed information about the deletion of this browser hijacker here, so, we hope, it will be clearer for you what you need to do to erase this threat after reading the article.
What does Funnysiting.com do?
Even though Funnysiting.com is a typical browser hijacker, it is quite unique in a sense that it uses .bat files. For example, if you have Google Chrome installed on your computer, you can find the Google Chrome.lnk.bat file in C:\ProgramData (if the Funnysiting.com browser hijacker is inside the computer). Also, it has been noticed that the Funnysiting.com browser hijacker will create new shortcuts of browsers to point them to .bat files. As a consequence, Funnysiting.com will be opened automatically for you when you launch any of your browsers. Sadly, this also means that it will be harder to erase the browser hijacker from the system.
Where does Funnysiting.com come from?
We are sure that a browser hijacker that has changed the settings of your browsers has sneaked onto your PC without permission. Most probably, it has entered your computer in a software bundle. Users usually get these software bundles when they download applications from unreliable third-party websites. Therefore, we suggest that you stay away from such web pages in the future if you do not want to encounter a browser hijacker or another untrustworthy application. On top of that, it would also be clever to install reputable security tool. It would protect your computer 24/7.
How to remove Funnysiting.com
Funnysiting.com is not an ordinary browser hijacker, so it will not be very easy to get rid of it. If you wish to erase it fully in a manual way, you need to delete the .bat file, e.g. Google Chrome.lnk.bat or Mozilla Firefox.lnk.bat from the computer and then remove the shortcuts that are placed on Desktop. Our manual removal instructions should help you do that. If not, scan your computer with a trustworthy scanner to delete Funnysiting.com automatically. We highly recommend using the SpyHunter scanner (its free diagnostic version can be downloaded from anti-spyware-101.com) because we are sure that it will delete Funnysiting.com for you quickly.
- Open the Windows Explorer (Win+E).
- Type C:\ProgramData in the URL bar and tap Enter.
- Locate the .bat file, e.g. Google Chrome.lnk.bat or Mozilla Firefox.lnk.bat and delete it.
- Remove the shortcuts of browsers from Desktop.
N.B There is a possibility that the Funnysiting.com browser hijacker has entered your computer together with other computer infections. Therefore, you should check your system and then delete those additional threats, if it turns out if that they are really there.
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