What is Favoritesearch.org?

Favoritesearch.org is fake browser homepage, which can hijack popular browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, and IE. Favoritesearch.org comes to the computer without user consent bundled with freeware’s installers and downloaders. Immediately after installation Favoritesearch.org starts to display advertising content, such as banners, coupons, and promotional links to websites and so on. The hijacker collects personal information about user internet activity and more. Favoritesearch.org can also transfer your data to third parties, and analyze your browsing. You must remove it now if you find it on your PC to protect your data.

Favoritesearch.org Hijacker

How Favoritesearch.org gets on your PC?

Most of the penetrations of adware or malware occur without user consent. Often, programs as Favoritesearch.org, come bundled with free programs and applications. For example, when you download the player, converter, or anything else, then you run the risk of catching Potentially Unwanted Program. To avoid infecting your computer, you should remember a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button until you have verified that the program is safe. Choose the Advanced installation type to see all the additional software that installer offers you. Read reviews about obscure and suspicious programs. In addition, there are many programs on the Internet, which can help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already being attacked by Favoritesearch.org, use our instructions which are specified below.

How to remove Favoritesearch.org from your computer?

To uninstall Favoritesearch.org remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Favoritesearch.org

Or uninstall Favoritesearch.org manually.

Step 1: Remove Favoritesearch.org from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Favoritesearch.org.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Favoritesearch.org and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Favoritesearch.org, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Favoritesearch.org and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Favoritesearch.org from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Favoritesearch.org from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Favoritesearch.org.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Favoritesearch.org.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Favoritesearch.org.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Favoritesearch.org:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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