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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts

Fantastigames.metacrawler.com

Fantastigames.metacrawler.com is the hottest browser hijacker that exploits the target computer and modifies browser settings to redirect user to other suspicious websites. Usually the user is redirected to Fantastigames.metacrawler.com domain itself. It has a simple and clean design, making it look like a search engine. Although it is not recommended to search for anything using Fantastigames.metacrawler.com, because the user might be further redirected to websites related to Fantastigames.metacrawler.com.

This browser hijacker usually arrives via infected websites or spam email messages. Once Fantastigames.metacrawler.com is installed, it changes the default browser homepage and then redirects all of the popular searches to other websites. It might be its own homepage, or websites related to malicious applications. It is also quite possible for Fantastigames.metacrawler.com to track your browsing habits, collect and store your personal information inside the system. Since Fantastigames.metacrawler.com can connect to the Internet, later on the infection can send the collected data away, and your personal information could get exposed to a third party.

Even though Fantastigames.metacrawler.com does not invade the computer directly, it meddles with your Internet browsing habits, and could be responsible for bringing other malware onto your computer. To put it simply, if browser hijacker Fantastigames.metacrawler.com is present in your system, it is automatically exposed to other infections, because one infection can easily lead to another. So despite the fact that Fantastigames.metacrawler.com does not infect system files directly it should not be allowed to stay in the system.

Remove Fantastigames.metacrawler.com with a reliable antimalware program and protect your computer from similar infections. If you are a computer expert, you can delete Fantastigames.metacrawler.com manually - all you have to do is erase files, processes and registry entries that belong to Fantastigames.metacrawler.com.

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How to manually remove Fantastigames.metacrawler.com

Files associated with Fantastigames.metacrawler.com infection:

uninstall.exe
Toolbar.dll
metacrawler.dll
UpdateTask.exe
MetaCrawlerSetup.exe
Helper.dll

Fantastigames.metacrawler.com DLL's to remove:

metacrawler.dll
Toolbar.dll
Helper.dll

Fantastigames.metacrawler.com processes to kill:

MetaCrawlerSetup.exe
uninstall.exe
UpdateTask.exe
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