I wrote this article to help you remove Fb.com-directory.co. This Fb.com-directory.co removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Seeing the Fb.com-directory.co page every time you go online is a sign. A bad one. The site indicates that your machine is no longer infection-free. It harbors a parasite. An adware, to be exact. The adware is the one forcing this malicious page on you daily. Heed that warning as soon as possible. This adware may not be the most dangerous threat out there but it can and will cause you troubles. In fact, the longer it stays, the more issues you face.
The pest is not good for you and your system. It brings along nothing but frustration, headaches, and unpleasantries. Cut its stay short. Once you spot the Fb.com-directory.co page, accept the fact you are infected and start looking for the adware`s hiding spot. When you find it, delete it without hesitation. Trust us, this is the best course of action you can take. The adware will never be beneficial to you in any sort of way. It is only beneficial for its owners. By keeping it on board you are becoming their sponsor. Do you want that? We don’t think so. Remove the adware the first chance you get and earn the gratitude of your future self.
Once the adware enters your machine, it doesn’t waste any time. It starts making a mess immediately. Its first target is your browsers. All of them. The nasty pest injects them with its numerous malicious, annoying commercials. Every page you attempt to visit is completely covered with adverts in all shapes and forms. And they don’t go away. On the contrary. They become more and more which each passing day.
Do you know why the ads are so aggressive and intrusive? Because hackers use them to boost web traffic to particular sites and gain pay-per-click revenue. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. You are becoming their sponsor. What is even worse, however, is that you are also exposing yourself to daily malware risk.
Nothing you see due to the adware`s presence is reliable. Most of the links and adverts are even corrupted and if you click, you download more infections on board. A single click is all it takes for you to worsen your predicament. The thing is that avoidance is not an option either. You can try not clicking but the commercials are so many and everywhere that sooner or later you will click. Then, things get ugly.
The only way to get rid of the irritating commercials is to get rid of their source, namely the adware. Once it is gone, so will be the ads. The redirects to shady pages and all the other online intrusions will end as well. Your machine will get back to performing normally. Everything will get back to normal if you get rid of the Fb.com-directory.co pest. So, do yourself a huge favor and remove it while you still have the time. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and clean your PC for good.
How did you get infected with Fb.com-directory.co? The site appeared because of the adware, that’s clear. But how did the adware enter? It didn’t pop up out of the blue. It was installed. By you. You probably don’t remember giving this infection permission to enter, do you? That’s because you were tricked. The pest asked for approval but it did so in the sneakiest way possible. It probably disguised itself as a fake program or system update and you were too careless to notice.
In the future, pay more attention. The thing is that hackers mostly rely on your negligence to succeed. Without it, none of the infiltration methods are good enough to work. Do not forget that. Do your due diligence.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Fb.com-directory.co from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Fb.com-directory.co from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.