- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
You will definitely notice Search.fcb-search.com when you open your Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers if you install the software available for download on fcbnewtab.com. We cannot blame people who download and install this software themselves because it might seem to be useful for those users who are FC Barcelona fans. If you enter fcbnewtab.com, which is the official website of this program, you will notice that this application promises to enable you to customize all your browsers, watch free videos (e.g. moments and interviews), access the official store of FB Barcelona with a click, and surf the Internet more efficiently. We do not know whether or not this software is very useful; however, we are sure that it will apply changes on your browsers. If you do not wish to see these changes, i.e. a new homepage, search engine, and New Tab page every day, you need to eliminate this software. Keep in mind that it is not the official product of FC Barcelona.
Search.fcb-search.com seems to be a useful search engine. It will replace your homepage, your New Tab will open search.fcb-search.com/?affilid=avcj5M99NA4SBdfuTpyQQt0H1hLOio&src, and you will notice that your search engine shows results from us.search.yahoo.com. The search engine placed in the center of Search.fcb-search.com should provide users with reliable search results; however, we cannot guarantee that you will not see advertisements inserted among the search results if you use the search box located in the top-left corner. In addition, we cannot guarantee that these buttons at the top will really lead to trustworthy web pages. Therefore, we suggest being cautious all the time. If you have not set Search.fcb-search.com yourself, it would be best that you remove it from your browsers and then set a more trustworthy homepage, search engine, and New Tab page. We do not say that Search.fcb-search.com is very harmful; however, we cannot confirm that it is 100% reliable either.
Once software promoting Search.fcb-search.com slithers onto the computer, users immediately notice new extensions on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. It is not a difficult task to recognize them. In case of the Google Chrome extension, it has a unique ID edejchafbkalllomnodnigdhdhkdlbih (it is shown only if the Developer mode is enabled). It might be slightly more difficult to detect the extension for Mozilla Firefox; however, you should know that it has the name fcbnewtab Extension. The extension can also be found if you follow this path %AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*.default\extensions (* - random letters). Luckily, these extensions can be removed rather easily, which means that you can eliminate Search.fcb-search.com from your browsers without any difficulties. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same about programs that might have slithered onto the computer with this software for FC Barcelona fans.
Even though this FCB Extension can be downloaded from its official website, specialists say that users might see advertisements offering to download this extension too. On top of that, this software might be spread in software bundles together with other untrustworthy applications. As this program is very prevalent in the region of Israel, we can expect that this program is usually spread in software bundles there. Therefore, we highly recommend being careful all the time if you live there. To make sure that malicious software cannot enter your system, install a security tool and keep it there all the time. You should also stop downloading programs from third-party web pages and various torrents because unreliable software is usually promoted on these sites.
Search.fcb-search.com will disappear from your browsers if you remove extensions of this software. Below provided instructions will help you to do that; however, if you still see this web page on your browsers, scan your system with SpyHunter. It will erase all the existing infections from the system. In addition, it will make sure that other infections cannot slither onto the computer. In case you manage to delete Search.fcb-search.com manually (i.e. remove extensions), do not forget to eliminate infections hiding on your system too. If you let them stay, they might expose you to potential threats too.