Fantastigames Toolbar is one of those sneaky toolbars that we categorize as browser add-on (remember Babylon Toolbar, Startnow Toolbar). The reason why our research center does so is the unwanted/misleading activity caused by these toolbars: they get inside the system without any notification, cause unwanted changes of the homepage or other computer settings and start annoying redirections to search.fantastigames.com or similar domains that have nothing to do with users’ search query. As you can see, keeping Fantastigames Toolbar means hard search sessions because they will always be redirected. Besides, it may cause system slow downs, track your browsing habits and steal sensitive information, which can additionally be used for marketing purposes. Of course, finding malware or rogue applications on your computer may also be a cause of this browser plug-in.
Typically, Fantastigames Toolbar gets inside the system together with free gaming software. As most of the users fail to study the installation agreement, they don’t get information about the installation of the toolbar. Once it gets inside, Fantastigames Toolbar changes browser start page to fantastigames.com and may start appearing in every new tab. When searching the web, you will also be made to enter Fantastigames or similar domain, which has nothing to do with the one you were looking for. No wonder why so many people look on the Internet for a way how they could remove Fantastigames Toolbar.
To get rid of Fantastigames Toolbar, you should follow these steps:
You can remove Fantastigames Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Fantastigames Toolbar:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Fantastigames Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Fantastigames Toolbar right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-09-11 05:15
Information updated: 2014-09-11 05:15
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