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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Do not believe the description of Fooriza, a Google Chrome add-on, because it is surely not a program that will bring the best content online. Although it is promoted as a beneficial piece of software, do not install it willingly because it is not a fully trustworthy application. Specialists at pcthreat.com better know it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. It is called a potentially unwanted application not without reason. In fact, there are two main symptoms showing that this piece of software is not fully reliable. First, its official website http://fooriza.com is not the only place it can be downloaded from. Second, research has revealed that it applies changes to Google Chrome the second after the successful installation. Users are not told about those changes in advance, so it is not surprising that they wish to undo them as soon as possible. Do not worry; you can undo those changes made by Fooriza by removing this browser add-on fully or disabling it. Find more information about its removal provided further in this article.

Fooriza does not act like a malicious application. That is, it does not perform any activities typical for malware; however, we would lie if we said that it is an application that users can trust fully. One of its biggest drawbacks is that it changes the settings of users’ Google Chrome browsers upon the entrance. At the time of writing, it changes a default search tool on this only browser; however, its future versions might be compatible with other web browsers, i.e. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox as well, so do not be surprised if you find default search tools replaced by search.fooriza.com on these two browsers as well. At first glance, it might seem that this search engine is reputable. This also explains why so many users use it as a default search tool fearlessly. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is a search provider you should continue using for performing web searches on the web because research conducted by specialists at pcthreat.com has revealed that it might present users with the modified search results. Although these search results, judging from their appearance, look perfectly decent, they might redirect you to third-party pages with no relevant information. Some of these pages might also contain untrustworthy software, so you risk ending up with even more undesirable applications by using the search tool promoted by Fooriza every day.

Applications often fall into the category of potentially unwanted software also because they are spread using deceptive methods of distribution. It is the second important reason Fooriza has been classified as a potentially unwanted application as well. Specialists have noticed that not all the users download it from its official website (http://fooriza.com), which immediately suggests that it might be distributed using other methods. They are now sure after carrying out research that this piece of software might be spread via bundled malicious installers and malicious pop-ups. Generally speaking, if you have not clicked on the Add to Chrome button located on its official website, it means that you have clicked on a malicious pop-up advertisement promoting it or installed the entire software bundle downloaded from a P2P or a similar page. Either way, you should get rid of Fooriza even though it is not a malicious application that can cause serious harm. Our security specialists highly recommend acquiring and installing a security application either so that other untrustworthy programs could not enter the system ever again.

Fooriza is an ordinary browser add-on, so we are sure you could remove it from your Google Chrome browser via the Add-ons Manager. We have high hopes that our manual removal guide will help less experienced users to erase this PUP; however, if not, it can always be deleted automatically with an automated malware remover. To be frank, the latter is the method we recommend for inexperienced users because it does not require having previous knowledge in malware removal or advanced knowledge about computers. The only users’ job is downloading, installing and, finally, launching the malware remover.

How to delete Fooriza manually

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and then click More tools.
  3. Open Extensions.
  4. Select the undesirable browser extension.
  5. Click on the Recycle bin button.
  6. Click Remove.
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