I wrote this article to help you remove Foodkia.com. This Foodkia.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The constant appearance of the Foodkia.com website means nothing but trouble. The page is a clear sign that your computer is a host to a nasty browser hijacker. Hijackers are a combination of aggressive, useless and dangerous programs. They sneak in undetected and then proceed to wreck your system. Luckily, they are also relatively easy to tackle but you have to act fast. As soon as you spot the Foodkia.com page, start looking for the pest and delete it upon discovery. Otherwise, prepare for a never-ending pile of issues.
Once the hijacker is in, it doesn’t waste any time. It immediately adds a pesky extension to all of your previously reliable browsers thus injecting them with sponsored web links. It goes without saying that the hijacker does all of this behind your back. It doesn’t need your permission as it can make changes as it sees fit. It also replaces both your homepage and search engine with its own malicious domain.
So, from now on, whenever you want to search the web you are forced to use the Foodkia.com search engine. And this engine doesn’t provide safe and accurate search results as advertised. Mostly, it floods you with unreliable sponsored ones which could easily lead you straight to malware. Crooks use these links to boost web traffic to specific pages so they could gain money via the pay-per-click method. Each time a user clicks on such link, hackers make a profit. This means that you are now their sponsor, no matter if you want it or not. Aside from that, you are always one click away from more infections.
The problem is that the search engine does generate some perfectly safe results as well but you can never know which is which unless you click. And clicking is too much of a risk. If you click on the wrong link all you will do is compromise your already compromised PC. Stay away from everything the hijacker throws your way. Sadly, this is not all. You are also flooded with annoying commercials on daily basis and they are just as dangerous as the links. They cover your whole screen, they block page content, and they are impossible to get rid of. Your attempt to close an ad could easily result in more parasites coming on board. The last thing you need is more infections while you are still dealing with this one. It causes enough problems as it is. You have gotten to the point where you think it is better if you don’t use your PC at all. And you are right. It is better AND safer.
You cannot surf the Web at peace anymore. But not only that. Your machine is underperforming too. It is slow, it crashes, it lags, etc. And you have the hijacker to blame for that. And while all of these you can see yourself, the pest does something else in the background. It spies on you and gathers valuable information. When it decides it has enough, it sends it all to the crooks behind it. This is how cybercriminals can get access to your private life. Act while it is not too late. Regain control over your browsing and wave the links, the redirects, and the ads goodbye. Use our removal guide below and delete the pest now.
Once you do that, make sure you won`t get attacked again. Hijackers rely on the old but gold means of infiltration. Like bundled software, for example. If you download suck packages you should be extra careful. Always opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones, as they allow you to see each program in the bundle and deselect as many as you want. Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions, don’t blindly press “next/I agree” because in this way you are only helping the crooks. Take your time during the installation process. Infections pray for you haste and distraction. Don’t provide them. Preventing an infection is much easier that having to deal whit it later.
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.
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.
Here 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.
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 Foodkia.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.