ficbook.com is new web browser redirection virus breaking out this week and it is causing annoying redirection problem to many users. Technically, ficbook.com cannot be listed as virus, but it is an unreliable domain which gets web traffics aggressively. ficbook.com redirection usually occurs on web browser injected with PUP or adware, which pretends to be normal freeware.
PC users often download free apps online and many of them select a quick way to install such freeware and never check the installing process to check if there are any unwanted bundled apps. Once such adware is installed, problems on web browser cannot be avoided since they are controlled by advertising apps to display all forms of ads to users or reroute the users to unwanted websites, and ficbook.com is of them. The maker of adware then can earn pay-per-click fees and the website owner can get high web traffics. Thus the maker will make it a difficult task to stop such redirection or ads such as ficbook.com.
ficbook.com automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove ficbook.com from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the ficbook.com infection!
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the ficbook.com, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying ficbook.com pop-up ads leave you in peace:
ficbook.com manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete ficbook.com from the system.
To delete ficbook.com extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the ficbook.com extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the ficbook.com extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a ficbook.com extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉