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Danger level 5
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Installs itself without permissions

Fortunitas

Fortunitas is a suspicious browser extension which has been designed to collect information based on your web browsing activity. This information should be used for creating better services and exposing you to more beneficial search results, deals, comparisons and other offers. Unfortunately, the application is affiliated to third party companies which are responsible for providing some of the displayed offers. As you may understand already, it is not recommended that you trust advertisements and suggestions presented by unknown parties. Please continue reading the report to find answers to questions regarding the Fortunitas removal, the application itself and risks related to it.

There is no doubt that the main objective behind Fortunitas is to present you with as many deals and ads as possible. This is why we recognize it as an advertisement supported program (adware). As our researchers have discovered, the application is offered at fortunitas.net; however, you cannot download the installer from the website. It has been revealed that BringStar, AdvanceMark, Kozaka, SizlSearch and tens of other applications from the coupons family are presented in the same manner. Nonetheless, the suspicious extension which you can download onto Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers still could be installed onto the computer. For example, the program could be downloaded with fictitious Java installers and other questionable software.

Once the plugin is activated onto the computer it installs web cookies to track your virtual activity. Note that cookies are used to collect statistical, non-personally identifiable information by many legitimate browsers extensions, and so this is not the reason to treat it as malicious. However, you need to be wary about the aforementioned third party connections. You do not know who these parties are. You do not know whether you can trust the advertisements and pop-ups presented by them. All of this means that you potentially could face virtual security risks every time you click on a displayed advertisement.

Do you want to avoid risks related to advertisements presented by third parties? If you do, we advise that you delete Fortunitas from the Windows operating system. If you have acquired the program alongside other suspicious applications, it would be best to acquire automatic malware detection and removal software which could examine your PC and delete all existing threats. If you are guaranteed that you can ensure the protection of your operating system, you can use the instructions below to remove Fortunitas manually.

Delete Fortunitas

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Move the cursor to the Task Bar and click Start to open a menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the undesirable application and select Remove to get rid of it.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Task Bar (bottom of the screen).
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu (tap the Windows key) and right-click.
  2. Select All apps and then open the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you want to remove.
  4. Click Uninstall.
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How to manually remove Fortunitas

Files associated with Fortunitas infection:

fpnnogogihegcbpaodbnepofjfiepfcb.crx
Fortunitasuninstall.exe
FortunitasSetup.exe
updateFortunitas.exe
Fortunitas.FirstRun.exe
FortunitasBrowserFilter.exe
utilFortunitas.exe
wStLibG64.sys
Fortunitasbho.dll
Fortunitas_Setup.exe

Fortunitas DLL's to remove:

Fortunitasbho.dll

Fortunitas processes to kill:

Fortunitas.FirstRun.exe
FortunitasBrowserFilter.exe
Fortunitas_Setup.exe
FortunitasSetup.exe
utilFortunitas.exe
Fortunitasuninstall.exe
updateFortunitas.exe
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