Remove BFMIO.COM (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

BFMIO.COM is a malicious site. It is associated with a browser hijacker infection which means that if you see it all the time, the hijacker has already managed to slither in your system and the appearance of BFMIO.COM is its way of announcing its presence. The hijacker user the page as a front to lurk behind. Like a shield, if you will. For you, however, this page is a warning so accept it as such. The display of this site is a clear indication of the hijacker`s invasion so do not ignore it. As soon as you start seeing the malicious domain every time you go online, take measures.

Accept the fact that your PC is a host of a cyber infection and act. Do not think that this hijacker is harmless or useful in any way. On the contrary. It IS harmful and it is NOT useful. The best course of action you can take is to delete the intruder before it has the chance to cause you some irreversible damage. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. If you leave it on board, on the other hand, it won`t be long before you regret it.

Once the hijacker has entered your machine, problems start pouring. All of a sudden, you cannot make a single online move without BFMIO.COM interrupting. Every time you open one of your browsers, the site is there to greet you. When you open a new tab, the site is there again. When you try visiting another page, somehow you get redirected back to BFMIO.COM. There is not getting rid of this nasty page. It even replaces your homepage and search engine behind your back and every time you want to search for something online, you are forced to use it. All of this is not only annoying, though. It is also dangerous.

This site cannot be trusted to provide safe and accurate search results. Of course not. After all, it is associated with a browser hijacker and a hijacker`s goal it to boost web traffic to particular pages and generate pay-per-click revenue for its owners. This means that nothing you see on your screen from now on is reliable. Not the search results, not the pages you get redirected to, not the ads you are bombarded with, nothing. Every time you click on something, the hackers behind the infection get paid.

Also, you risk worsening your predicament by downloading more malware on your system. A single click may equal your consent sometimes. It is all it takes. You won`t even realize that you are inviting more parasites on board. And like all of this is not enough, the hijacker also puts your privacy at risk. It uses your browsers to spy on you and gather sensitive information which it then sends to its developers. If the pest gets its hands on your personally identifiable and financial credentials, you will be in grave danger. Don’t let that happen. Use our removal guide below and delete the hijacker ASAP.

How did the intruder enter your PC? One of the most plausible scenarios involves freeware bundles. Do you often download free programs off of the web? And if you do, do you opt for the Custom or for the Standard settings? If you answer is not the latter, you need to change your habits. The custom options give you the chance to see all additionally attached apps that are about to be installed on your machine together with the original program. They also allow you to remove all extras before finishing the installation while the Standard settings don’t give you such option. Choose carefully. Choose safety over speed. A little extra time and attention could save you tons of future issues.

BFMIO.COM Removal

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 BFMIO.COM from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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