Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How to Permanently Remove Funmoods

Funmoods hijacked my browser after downloading an app that removes metadata from photos. I wasn't able to uninstall it via normal methods. I also wasn’t able to use system restore (and received a “Catastrophic failure” message).

How to Remove Funmoods

To remove funmoods, go into safe mode*, uninstall Chrome, and then re-install Chrome**.  Firefox users, see further below in the comments section.

*How to go into Safe Mode: http://digital-qa.blogspot.com/2010/01/get-into-safe-mode.html

**Download Chrome from Google: https://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html


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37 comments:

  1. The facemoods.com or funmoods.com is not any program with dependant files in any folder.
    These are basically the entries inside the windows registry.
    What do these entries do really?

    Change the default home page
    Change the default search engine
    Change the default tab behaviour settings

    To reset these, go to INTERNET OPTIONS -> GENERAL

    Change the home page
    Seach -> Settings Change the default search engine to google.com and remove the facemoods.com or funmoods.com from the entries
    TAB-> Settings and edit the option -> whenever we open a new tab, open The home page, The blank page or the third option.

    And that is it. Pizzaenergia.com

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    1. These are the steps to remove funmoods:

      1) Remove toolbar from your browser (go to options menu)

      2) Remove installed crap from program files (go to control panel, remove programs or add programs or something named similar)

      3) Run regedit (type it in the windows task bar) and delete all entries, data, keys, etc (search for the word funmoo)

      4) delete related funmood installed programs from C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Program Files folders

      Funmood doesn't seem to install any files that are impossible to delete (unless you are in safe mode). But if you cannot delete a file, try rebooting Windows in safe mode, and delete the files that you see listed in the entries in regedit (funmoods related stuff).

      You should be good to go!

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    2. Thank you!!! This is the only thing that worked!!!

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    3. Did the job for me as well. Funmoods gone!

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    4. thank you so much, I was loosing my nerve with that crap

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  2. GET REVO UNINSTALLER *PRO*---ROACHES CHECK IN, BUT THEY DON'T CHECK OUT. REVO IS THE ONLY PURPOSE-BUILT UNINSTALLER FOR ONLINE NASTIES LIKE "FUNMOODS"

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    1. I uninstalled Google Chrome and Re-installed Google Chrome, rebooted my computer went to Google Chrome and Funmoods search was still there. It just won't go away.

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  3. Talktod on Goggle Chrome published how to do it for my Windows 7 and Google Chrome search engine.

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=267262d0514939b9&hl=en

    Further to the already posted replies, I thought I would give more detailed instructions for those who may not be too technically minded.

    To remove Funmoods from Google Chrome
    First of all go to Control Panel, "Add Remove" Programs for XP, or Control Panel, then Programs and Features for Windows 7.Look for
    "Funmoods" and uninstall it.
    Open a Chrome browser window, Left-click the spanner (or wrench if you use the American name), top right of the browser
    window.Move cursor down to "Tools".Left-click, "Extensions". On the left under basics left-click "Basics", beside the "Homepage" section,
    if you find "Funmoods" here, delete it, and for now, above this, left click, "Use The New Tab" Page and you are finished on this bit.
    Now look down the "Basics" page for the "Search" section and left-click, "Manage Search Engines".
    Under "Default search options", hover your curser on the "Funmoods" entry and an x should appear to the right edge of it.Left-click the
    x and it should remove it from the list.
    Finally, Just check that your search results are no longer being given by "Funmoods".

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  4. I managed to get Funmoods removed from IE & Google with time and persistance. . .but didn't realize it was in Chrome as well since I rarely use it.

    I had scanned with MSE and Avast--nothing. But the application 'cureit'/Doctor Web did locate it as' setup.exe' in App Data, It was identified as a virus and removed.

    I had written an NGRY letter to Funmoods, telling them what I thought of their sleazy practices. Surprizingly, I got a response, with info on removal.
    Since it had already been removed from my computer by the antivirus app, I didn't try it.. but here it is

    Liquid error: undefined method `html_encode' for nil:NilClass


    Funmoods ✆ desk_sup@volo-net.com

    support@funmoods.com

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    1. What does this mean? What do I do with this string of words?

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  5. What about firefox? Any ideas?

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  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_153096&feature=iv&src_vid=5FGf-_A8Vb4&v=RgvN9D07FGA

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  7. Thanks @Anonymous at 9PM. That's a good URL for removing Funmoods from Firefox. Here I've hyperlinked it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_153096&feature=iv&src_vid=5FGf-_A8Vb4&v=RgvN9D07FGA

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    1. THANK YOU!! So easy to get rid of now. Thanks!!!!!

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  8. Cheers people, you're stars!
    ~ Jack

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  9. what about firefox?

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  10. Hi, for Firefox see the link in the video above from Anonymous April 9, 2012 9:36 PM. I've also added a hyperlink to it in my post directly after it.

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  11. In Firefox I go to Add-Ons, Extensions, as instructed, and FUNMOODS is not there. When I search all files & folders nothing comes up (although files did show up last week that I deleted). Yet when I run malwarebytes, it finds 19 funmoods registry keys, which I just deleted two days ago!!! It just keeps slithering back. How can I totally remove this annoying malware?? Thanks. Jim

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  12. Even after removing FunMoods, and even after making all the Options changes to your browser, you may still find that the NEW TAB in Firefox keeps going to Funmoods search site.

    To get rid of this, go to REGEDIT, and find "funmoods".

    The key will appear - its the key called DEFAULT, and it's value has been set to FunMoods.

    Doubleclick the key, and remove the VALUE = Fundmoods.

    Then re-start the PC. The new tab problem will be gone forever.

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    1. Hello, I'm interested in How you got rid of the Funmoods from your Firefox Browser step by step. I did go into the Control Panel and removed it but,the browser is still there can you help me PLEASE!!!

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  13. funmoods is so annoying i cant find a way to delete it. help!

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  14. I FIGURED IT OUT!!!! GO TO TOP RIGHT CORNER OF SCREEN TO THE WRENCH ICON. CLICK IT AND GO TO TOOLS THEN EXTENSIONS. THERE YOU WILL FIND FUNMOODS AND FUNDIAL. YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF DISABLE OR THE TRASHCAN!!!

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    1. what screen? what wrench iron?

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  15. Can someone pleas help me! I uninstalled funmoods from my computer then I removed the extenstion from google chrome but then I uninstalled and re-installed google chrome and its back.
    Can somebody please give me a step by step of how to remove, as well as speed dial.

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  16. You need to install Malwarebytes and run the full scan. I had the exact same thing happen to me after installing a Kies update with it piggybacked on. I think you only have one shot with the free download but it worked. I found the little SOBs in my registry and Malwarebytes cleaned it up. I myself could not find it (after 3 hours of looking) and I had to use this program. It took nearly 2 hrs to scan but just be patient.
    Cheers!

    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

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  17. Also uninstall Chrome and Firefox and delete all your personal settings for each browser.

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  18. I am in Chrome and Windows XP. Please help me remove this funmoods from new tabs.

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  19. C:\Users\"YOUR USERNAME HERE"\AppData\Local

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  20. This guy shows you how to remove funmoods from firefox, chrome and explorer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMVprFcRDy4&feature=related

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  21. Fantastic - thank you. Funmoods - go fun yourselves!

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  22. I followed jgfox's instructions from March 7th 2012 and it worked perfectly with one addition. Searched your entire C drive for funmoods as there are files located in your appdata folder which also need to be deleted

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  23. Virtually none of these remedies work for me. I have this ATTACK mode funmoods BS going on. It is on my IE google browser, and even as I click on the default button in settings, if I close it and go back and look, funmoods is right there all over again just like I never deleted it. I can find it NOWHERE on my computer, it is hidden in deep somewhere, and I can only WISH I could find the person responsible for this piece of garbage!!!! When I go to try to choose the default search engine, it says that Google is enabled, but NOT AVAILABLE...cool huh? Ditto AOL search, which is my second page. I am so aggravated, I don't know what to do. It has eaten up a couple virus programs. When they first FIND it, and I tell it to DELETE all this junk...the computer goes into deep freeze, and when I get it back out again...guess what? the bugger has hidden deeper and I can't get rid of it, and the programs don't find it anymore...so are circumvented. Whew! Any "other" answers? Burn the damn computer????

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  24. I used system restore--back about two days. And that got rid of it. (I hope--so far so good after a few hours.) I did all that the other posters said. Went to regedit to delete it from the registry. Went to tools to delete from there, the control panel, malwarebytes, couldn't get rid of it. Even the anti-virus program I had failed to recognize it. System Restore did the trick.

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  25. in Chrome you also have to uninstal New Tab 5.1 extension

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  26. Can't rid of the virus entries of this piece of crap in Malwarebytes. I've never had the actual Funmoods toolbar, and so far it hasn't affected my laptop performance. I only noticed it in a Malwarebytes scan. Deleted all the entries, rebooted, scanned again, and back they came. Have tried several such scans, after running CCleaner, and it keeps showing up. Any other suggestions??

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  27. I didn't see the "new tab" by funmoods extension when I was uninstalling everything. Remove that extension as well and it should fix everything.

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