I wrote this article to help you remove Funny Collection. This Funny Collection removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you see ads by Funny Collection or you get constantly redirected while browsing the web, then we have some bad news for you. Your machine is no longer infection-free. You have the Funny Collection adware on board. This malicious tool will use aggressive marketing to turn you from a visitor into a client. It will bombard you with tons of ads and make your browsing experience unpleasant. These types of parasites are not as dangerous as Trojans are, but don’t let this delay you from taking actions. The adware can be very hazardous to your system.
Once installed, the Funny Collection adware will infect all your browsers. Every time you open a website, you will see numerous ads. What they have in common is that all of them have something to do with your hobbies, interests or needs. It does look like a convenient way to find everything you need, but it is not. On the contrary, it’s the worst way! The Funny Collection adware chooses ads based on your online activities.
For example, if you entered “sneakers” into some search engine, the Funny Collection adware will flood you with coupons and discounts for similar shoes. However, it will also hide all adverts by its competitors. You will only see what the adware allows you to see. Soon, you will lose track of the current prices and become an easy target. Don’t let anyone rob you of your free choice. Remove this obnoxious parasite immediately.
In the above paragraph, we mentioned that the Funny Collection adware was installed on your machine. This was not a mistake. You must know that this tool is an actual program. But do you remember installing it? Don’t be harsh on yourself if you don’t. This sneaky pest tricked you into giving it your permission to operate on your system. To do so, developers would use the bundling method. They would add extra programs into the installation files of many free programs. When the user starts the installation process, they will face two available methods: a standard one and an advanced/custom installation.
Even though the standard installation is described as the best choice for average users, this is as far from the truth as it can be. The best choice is the advanced option. It is suitable for everyone, for there is nothing complicated in it. The main difference between the two installation methods is that only under the custom one can the user see a list of all extra apps that are about to be installed and deny their installation. We strongly advise you to deselect all additional programs that come along. If you take a moment to consider the situation, you will realize that if you truly needed such apps, you would have downloaded them by yourself.
Do you understand why it is so important to remove the Funny Collection adware promptly? Now you know that it shows you ads based on your online activities, but have you realized that this means that the malicious tool is spying on you? Well, that is precisely what it does. It monitors all your online actions. If you are not careful, it can steal your user names and passwords. The problem here is the fact that the Funny Collection adware will not keep this information for itself. It will send it to the people behind it. And they can do whatever they want with the data, including selling it to third parties. Anyone can be the third party. It can be a desperate marketing agent or a dangerous hacker. Can you imagine what a capable hacker can do with your user names and passwords? Don’t risk your security, track this intruder down and delete it on the spot.
The Funny Collection adware will expose you to numerous ads. They are annoying and distracting, yet, some of them can be harmful to your machine. A malicious ad can redirect you to an infected website where a drive-by download can be executed. Such downloads are almost completely invisible to the user. They start automatically and are very fast. Only specialized software can notify you if such an event occurs, but there is the chance that you or your machine won’t be fast enough to close your web browser on time to stop the download.
For all these reasons, drive-by downloads are commonly used by hackers for malware distribution. Try not to click on any ads while this parasite remains active on your system. The key to a secure computer is caution. When installing a program, opt for a custom installation tab. Also, don’t skip the terms and conditions. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately.
Funny Collection Removal
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 follow to permanently remove 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 Funny Collection from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.