- Changes default search engine
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
- Hijacks homepage
- Connects to the internet without permission
If you are interested in news, reviews, and videos related to music, you might have come across TuneFanatic.com search tool. Since TuneFanatic.com is capable of entering your system without your permission and making certain browser setting changes, it has been categorized as a browser hijacker. This is a serious breach of privacy due to which you lose control of your browsers. You might also be exposed to unreliable or harmful website contents through third-party links or advertisements this hijacker might showcase. If you want to know your options and risks when you are infected with this malware, please read our full article. By the end, you will also learn what you can do to remove TuneFanatic.com from your computer effectively.
TuneFanatic.com is identical to MoviesFanatic.com; however, while the latter is supposed to be developed by a company called Aztec Media, the about page of TuneFanatic.com says that it is created by BlipTab Inc. Both search tools and websites are practically the same, including the About page text. Only the company names are changed. Whoever is the real creator behind these browser hijackers, they are also responsible for Linkey Project and Default-search.net.
This hijacker most commonly comes in freeware bundles. It is important to know that there are installers that may include unwanted programs and malware programs, such as adware and browser hijackers. Our researchers have noticed that TuneFanatic.com can come bundled with Shop Time and PathMaxx adware applications. This means that if this hijacker has infiltrated your system, you may have all kinds of advertisements popping up on your computer screen. These ads might also be risky to click on, so you need to refrain from that if you do not want more infections or security issues on your computer. In order to stay on the safe side, we recommend deleting TuneFanatic.com from your PC as soon as possible.
TuneFanatic.com is posing as a useful search tool that has easy-access links to all kinds of music-related sites that you can find at the bottom of the page. You can access several categories, including News, Reviews, Videos, Rock, Hip-hop, and more. However, there is no guarantee that if you click on these links you will always end up on reliable websites. The search tool itself is questionable too, as it simply redirects your queries to Yahoo!. This hijacker can also gather information about your browsing habits, including your search queries too. The acquired data can be used to prepare personalized advertisements for you, which can be very effective in deceiving you into clicking on them. You need to know that one single click on the wrong ad might land you on a malicious website. If you want to avoid the related issues that include more infections or even losing your money, you should remove TuneFanatic.com right away.
The bad news is that you cannot simply clear TuneFanatic.com from your system via Control Panel. You need to reset all your major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome in order to make sure that both the home page and search engine settings are reset to default. However, even if you follow our instructions below there may still remain some leftovers on your computer. That is why we suggest a more effective and simpler method. Try installing a reliable antimalware program that automatically takes care of all the infections and restores the order on your computer.
How to remove TuneFanatic.com from your browsers