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Constant Fun ads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

There are so many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) created nowadays, but the greater number of computer users still do not know how to protect their computer from them. Today we are going to present yet another PUP, which belongs to the adware category. It is called Constant Fun, and it is an ad-supported program, which is highly suspicious. If you have spotted “Constant Fun ads,” “Constant Fun deals,” “powered by Constant Fun” or “Constant Fun ads” pop-ups on your screen, we recommend reading this article to learn what has happened to your computer.

Why you should not keep Constant Fun adware on your computer

Adware type programs (in this case – Constant Fun) are presented as beneficial tools. Constant Fun states that it is an advantageous program that can help to enhance your browsing experience. However, we have analyzed this program and could not find a single advantageous feature of it. This program brings only interferences. The first thing we have noticed is that this program slows down the computer system. Therefore, it does not enhance the browsing experience at all. Vice versa – it delivers numerous ads pretending that they are generated by the websites you visit. However, you can recognize that these ads are fake by the text on them – you should see the Constant Fun app name on them. We strongly urge you not to click on these ads by Constant Fun.

Constant Fun virus

It is a known fact that these ads display interesting content because they track the victim’s browsing activity via the extension that Constant Fun installs on your Internet browsers. This rogue software monitors your browsing history, downloads, and even search queries. Based on such information, the Constant Fun PUP selects and delivers particular ads for you. You should not believe that the content these ads display is realistic at any point – these ads are created to look attractive, but they only seek to force you to click on them. Constant Fun ads usually contain suspicious hyperlinks that can end you up on suspicious third-party websites, which usually promote questionable apps. Even if you receive an offer to install free programs, which might look beneficial at the first sight, bypass such offers and do not agree to install software from unfamiliar websites. You can never know if these websites promote secure programs, so there is always a possibility to end up with infectious software on your PC. If you are a security-minded PC user, we strongly advise you to install a reliable spyware removal tool, for instance, Reimage. Such program can deeply scan your system and search for spyware and malware. If it detects any computer threats, it can remove them immediately.

How did Constant Fun hijack my browser?

Questions about Constant Fun ads

Constant Fun is a spyware, and spyware is mostly spread via bundling method. This distribution technique makes it easier to spread PUPs and other critical programs seamlessly. It helps to attach optional apps to freeware and present it as an ‘optional download.’ The underlying cause of installing PUPs without realizing it is that computer users tend to install programs in a hurry. Most of them just click the “Next” button until the last setup stage and then finishes the installation process in a rush. You should not rush to use your new program like this – you must install it carefully if you do not want to end up with several unexpected apps on your system.

To avoid installing software attachments, you should follow these steps:

  1. Pay attention to every installation step.
  2. Do not forget to read the Terms of Use form.
  3. Opt out the Default/Standard installation option.
  4. Instead, select Advanced or Custom one.
  5. Deselect the agreements to install optional downloads.

So that is it! It is really easy to make sure you install only one program without any shady apps alongside it. However, if your computer is already infected with adware, we recommend you to remove it. To find out how to do it, please read the information on the next page.

How to remove it?

We have set manual removal instructions for you. These instructions can be found below the article; however, security vendors claim that it is better to uninstall spyware with a professional spyware removal tool. As we have already mentioned, you can uninstall Constant Fun virus with SpyHunter, but you can also use an another anti-spyware program, too. We have provided a list of anti-spyware software recommendations below. Good luck removing Constant Fun!

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To remove Constant Fun ads, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Constant Fun from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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. If you are 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Constant Fun and related programs
    Here, look for Constant Fun or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Eliminate Constant Fun from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Constant Fun or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Get rid of Constant Fun from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Constant Fun and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Constant Fun removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Delete Constant Fun ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Constant Fun should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Constant Fun from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Constant Fun and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Constant Fun removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove Constant Fun from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Constant Fun and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Constant Fun removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall Constant Fun from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Constant Fun or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Constant Fun removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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