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Remove Mobifoth ads (Removal Guide) - Sep 2017 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Mobifoth virus is malicious program seeking to convince you that you are infected

The image of Mobifoth ads

Mobifoth virus is adware that causes pop-up ads on Windows computers and Android devices. Once it enters the system, it seeks to convince its victim that his computer/phone is infected. Naturally, people fall for such ads and get redirected to malicious websites.

Both, computer and mobile users, can become victims of Mobifoth. According to the latest reports, it is related to FB Unseen extension, Choomium, Chromium browser, and eFast. If you have these or other suspicious programs, you can become a victim of this malware as well. Please, be careful when downloading apps from the Internet because some of them can be infected.

Mobifoth can hijack all web browsers installed on the system. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or other web browsers are not immune. Once done, it starts causing redirects to suspicious websites:

The Mobifoth virus usually redirects to site that triggers another redirect to sponsored website. Thus, when your browser is forced to open a new tab or window, you can see the URL address changing. However, you should not wait and see what this site has to offer. Just close the browser.

Unfortunately, closing the tab or switching to another browser is not enough. These redirects might be initiated several times per hour. Thus, you won’t be able to work and spend your free time reading your favorite online magazines. It goes without saying that the situation becomes even worse because of Mobifoth ads.

The adware which is responsible for redirects might also be capable of displaying ads on websites you visit. They might appear in the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, boxes, and other possible types of online ads. The biggest problem is not their strange and inconvenient location (e.g. in the middle of the text), but their possibility to redirected to potentially dangerous websites.

According to spyware researchers from SemVirus,[2] adware-type infections are often capable of creating eye-catchy and interest-based ads because they might collect information about users. Normally, ad-supported programs collect non-personally identifiable data; however, you cannot be 100% sure. Thus, if you value your privacy, you should remove Mobifoth ASAP.

It doesn’t matter if you suffer from redirects on your phone or computer, we still recommend the same Mobifoth removal method. In our opinion, the best way to get rid of suspicious cyber threats is to employ security software. We suggest choosing Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego that will not only delete adware but protect your device from other parasites.

The example of Mobifoth virus
Mobifoth adware triggers redirect to questionable websites and deliver an excessive amount of online ads.

Software bundling helps to spread adware

Your computer or phone might be infected with adware after installation of a bogus application. Freeware, shareware, and apps downloaded from untrusted app stores might bring additional components on the system.

You have to choose reliable download sources and trusted developers[3] in order to avoid infiltration of suspicious or even malicious application. For the installation, you need to opt for Advanced/Custom settings instead of Quick/Recommended.

During the installation look up for the “optional downloads” that usually are pre-selected. To decline the offer, you just have to unmark these entries. Keep in mind that if your rush through the advanced installation settings, you might overlook this important step.

It's time to uninstall Mobifoth virus

Mobifoth removal requires identifying and deleting adware from the device. We suggest achieving this goal using security software. It doesn’t matter if the virus affected your phone or computer, you can still find the program that is compatible with your device.

Additionally, you can remove Mobifoth manually. At the end of the article, you can find the instructions that will guide you through adware elimination from Windows and Mac OS X. If you want to delete adware from the Android device, you should follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and access Apps (or Application manager);
  2. You will see the list of installed applications. Look through the list and uninstall suspicious programs that may have been recently installed to your device;
  3. Tap on the app you want to uninstall in order to open App Info screen. Here you need to tap the Force stop button;
  4. Click on the Clear cache button;
  5. Tap on the Clear data button;
  6. Select Uninstall button;
  7. In the appeared confirmation box, click OK option in order to remove PUP;
  8. Restart your phone.

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To remove Mobifoth ads, follow these steps:

Erase Mobifoth from Windows systems

To remove Mobifoth from Windows, you have to uninstall all components that are related to this virus. We highly recommend eliminating Chomium, Choomium, eFast, and Fb UnSeen from the computer.

  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 Mobifoth and related programs
    Here, look for Mobifoth 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'

Uninstall Mobifoth from Mac OS X system

To fix Mac OS X, you need to delete suspicious applications, such as Chomium, Choomium, eFast, and Fb UnSeen.

  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 Mobifoth 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'

Eliminate Mobifoth from Internet Explorer (IE)

To eliminate IE hijack, you have to remove suspicious components from the Internet Explorer. Make sure you reset your web browser as well.

  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 Mobifoth 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 Mobifoth removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Mobifoth ads from Microsoft Edge

To wipe out this cyber parasite from Microsoft Edge entirely, follow these guidelines.

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, Mobifoth should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Mobifoth from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To eliminate Mobifoth virus from Firefox browser, you need to reset it. This procedure will help you remove suspicious extensions as well.

  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 Mobifoth 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 Mobifoth removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Mobifoth from Google Chrome

To remove the virus from Chrome and stop redirects to, make sure you uninstall these extensions: Chomium, Choomium, eFast-related add-ons, Fb UnSeen.

  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 Mobifoth 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 Mobifoth removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Mobifoth from Safari

To fix Safari, use these steps:

  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 Mobifoth 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 Mobifoth removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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