How to Remove Fidonav Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Fidonav Virus. This Fidonav Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Fidonav.com poses as a helpful and legitimate search engine. It promises to help you improve your online experience by providing fast, safe and accurate search results. That would be more than great if it was true. Unfortunately, it is not. The trust is that the Fidonav.com site is a malicious one and it appears in case of a browser hijacker infection. The two go hand in hand. If you see the page, then you are infected. The hijacker is already on your machine, causing troubles from the shadows. Take the site`s appearance as a warning and act on it.

Hijackers are not created to be beneficial for the users. They only get developed to serve their owners` malicious purposes. Unsurprisingly, these owners are crooks and their purposes include making effortless profits at users` expense. You become their sponsor by keeping the hijacker on board. We will explain more in a minute. Just, don’t waste time. As soon as you are done reading this article, get rid of the adware. By the time you have finished reading, you will be convinced that this is the best course of action you can take.

The hijacker enters your PC in silence and then proceeds to make a mess. For starters, the Fidonav.com page becomes your constant online companion. You see it everywhere. It even replaces your preferred search engine and homepage without your approval. What is more, you were not even informed of the reshuffle. The hijacker doesn’t need your permission to make modifications to your browsers. It acts as it sees fit. So, from now on whenever you want to surf the web you are forced to use the Fidonav.com engine. As we said, it is not reliable. It mostly generates corrupted links and when you click on them, hackers earn money. This is the pay-per-click marketing system and these cybercriminals are using it to get rich. The problem is they use you and thus they compromise your safety.

Remove Fidonav Virus
The Fidonav Virus

These links you see not only bring crooks money, they also conceal more malware and your clicks equal your consent for this malware to get on board. A single click is all it takes for you to infect your PC with more pests. Do you want that? Moreover, do you want to sponsor hackers` malicious business? Of course, not. Delete this hijacker ASAP. Aside from ruining your browsing experience and exposing you daily malware risk, the parasite also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you, gathering sensitive data and sending it all to its developers. Cut its stay short. Use our detailed removal guide below to help you get rid of the pest manually.

How did the hijacker enter? We assume you didn’t download it on purpose and yet, here it is. How did it get in? As a program, even though a malicious one, it needs your approval on its installation. Do you remember giving it? Probably not but you obviously did. The hijackers tricked you. It used sneaky methods to get your okay. For example, it could use spam email messages, freeware bundles, fake program updates, corrupted pages, third-party ads, unverified download sources, illegitimate torrents, etc. If you are careless, each of these tactics would work. You will press “I agree” and you won’t even know what you are agreeing to.

Pay more attention to what you accept and what you click on. Always read the Terms and Conditions. Do not open emails from strangers. Avoid shady pages. In other words, do your due diligence. Crooks pray for your distraction and inattentiveness to succeed. Do not grant them. Do not make yourself an easy target by being negligent. Do the opposite. Be vigilant and keep your PC infection-free.

Fidonav Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Fidonav Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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