The Funkdownloads101.com is another variation of recently launched series of deadly dangerous adware infections that are developed as well as distributed by the cyber criminals to hack the windows based computers and gain the illegal financial benefits. This malicious application is designed to provide easy access of the targeted system to the hackers so that they can reach the important information saved by the users such as credit card details, and other payment methods . All such information transferred to the hackers through a remote server, and then it is used in various cyber crimes. Apart from that, the Funkdownloads101.com adware is also used by the hackers to run continuous pop-up ads on the screen to promote affiliate websites for commercial objectives. Every time you starts a browsing session, you will be automatically redirected towards unknown websites, and it becomes impossible for you to surf on the web freely. It also makes the system slow, and many of the important features of the system become unresponsive.
Removal of Funkdownloads101.com
As soon as it is confirmed that the system is compromised to the Funkdownloads101.com, you have to find a method of getting rid of this adware program. There are a number of automatic tools available in this regard. The manual removal of this infection is also possible that is extremely complicated for the novice users. The manual removal instructions are mentioned below:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
It is mendatory to access the system in the safe mode before proceeding to the manual removal of this infection. In this regard, restart the PC, and access the boot options screen by hitting the F8 key continuously while the system is restarted. Once you get the display of the boot options on your screen, select the safe mode option from the list and press the enter key to access the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
After accessing the system in the safe mode, you have to open the task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and select the Processes tab under the task manager window where you can see a list of processes. You have to delete the following processes associated with the Funkdownloads101.com before closing the task manager:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You have to remove the following associated files of the Funkdownloads101.com from the system files folder:-
- %Desktopdir%\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up.lnk
- %Programs%\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up.lnk
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
FinallyIn the end, do not forget to reverse the modification made by this adware in the registry section of your operating system. In this regard, access the registry editor by clicking on the start menu, select Run, and type RegEdit. Once the registry editor is accessed, remove the following associated entries of the Funkdownloads101.com adware:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up\DisplayName Funkdownloads101.com Pop-up
Reboot the system in the normal mode, check the availability of this adware program. Runa complete system scan after updating your default antivirus program.