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Somefungames. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Somefungames – a PUP which offers playing games to trick users into using this app

Somefungames adware
Somefungames adware - a potentially unwanted program which uses the "bundling" marketing technique to enter the system unnoticed.

Somefungames is an adware[1] is another potentially unwanted application which enters the system via bundling. This ad-supported program modifies the browser's homepage and starts producing annoying pop-ups and pop-unders. Such advertising posts keep on showing up even more and more frequently which might relate in regular browser slowdowns. Adware such as Somefungames virus intrudes browsing activity with its irritative advertising and redirects that take the user to developer-promoted or even potentially dangerous web pages. Once you land on harmful content, you can accidentally start the installation of malware.

Name Somefungames
Type Adware
Sub-type PUP
Tricky feature Offers to play online games for free
Symptoms Browser's homepage changed, redirecting, annoying advertising, browser slowdowns/crash downs
Distribution “Bundling”
Data collected IP addresses, bookmarks, websites visited, and other related info
Deletion Use Reimage to scan your PC and look for PUPs

If Somefungames adware has infiltrated your web browser and computer system, you will be very likely to spot such symptoms:

  • Browser's homepage has been modified without your permission;
  • A big amount of ads reaches you every time you try to perform browsing activity;
  • You are facing questionable redirects;
  • Infected web browsers are working slower than before.

Note that such signs show that a potentially unwanted program has occupied your web browser and needs to be terminated. Somefungames and other related applications are created to gain benefit from the pay-per-click method[2]. Each time you step on an advertisement, the developer receives income.

Nevertheless, you need to remove Somefungames virus because it has the ability to collect browsing activity-related information which often includes details such as IP addresses, websites visited, bookmarks saved, pictures viewed, and other content that you have searched for on the Internet. You can use Reimage to scan your system for dubious components.

Perform the Somefungames removal as soon as you spot some of the beforementioned symptoms. Although this potentially unwanted program is not harmful itself, it might cause indirect danger by taking you to third-party websites that lack protection and include virus-related content which can easily infiltrate your computer system. 

Avoid adware programs

According to cybersecurity researchers[3], if you have found an adware-related program on your computer, it might be the result of bundling[4]. The PUP might have got into the system together with regular freeware or shareware that you have downloaded from the Internet. The good news is that there is a way to avoid such secret installation. All you have to do is choose the Custom/Advanced option and track all incoming downloads.

Furthermore, various rogue websites can also be the distribution source of a potentially unwanted program/adware. Some web pages are provided by third-party sources and come improperly disclosed which can relate in secret installation of a virus. Malware-related content comes injected into a link and launches once that link is activated. Additionally, you can get a reputable antivirus tool which will protect the system automatically from various threats.

Get rid of Somefungames virus

If you want to remove Somefungames virus, you will need to terminate all PUP-added components from web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc. Note that this method will require full attention and more of the user's effort. However, if this technique looks too challenging to you, take a look at our suggested anti-malware tools which will help you detect the questionable components.

Performing the Somefungames removal automatically will take only a couple of minutes. However, if you choose to get rid of the potentially unwanted program in this way, make sure you refresh web browsers after the process is done. Furthermore, do not forget to avoid adware-related apps in the future! Be careful while browsing the Internet and do not skip any downloading/installing steps.

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To remove Somefungames, follow these steps:

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Erase Somefungames from Windows systems

Remove this adware-type program from the Windows operating system. Follow these instructions to complete the process:

  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 Somefungames and related programs
    Here, look for Somefungames 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 Somefungames 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 Somefungames 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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Uninstall Somefungames 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 Somefungames 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 Somefungames 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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Remove Somefungames 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, Somefungames should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Somefungames from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Eliminate all questionable components from Mozilla Firefox by using this guide:

  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 Somefungames 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 Somefungames removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Somefungames from Google Chrome

Get rid of all unwanted components from the Google Chrome web browser:

  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 Somefungames 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 Somefungames removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Somefungames 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 Somefungames 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 Somefungames removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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