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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Delete Facebook Messages

If you are thinking about installing Delete Facebook Messages, we suggest you think about it again. Although this Google Chrome extension is not classified as a malicious threat, it is classified as a PUP, or potentially unwanted program, and eliminating it might be best. According to our malware research team, Chrome users who install this extension will have their default search provider replaced, and that is not optional. Due to this, some recognize this add-on as a browser hijacker. Whether or not that is how you see it too, you have to admit that this extension is suspicious. In case you have already made up your mind, and you wish to remove Delete Facebook Messages extension, you can find a full guide below. However, if you are still unsure about what you should do, we recommend that you continue reading. We hope that all of your questions will be answered, but if they are not, please use the comments section below to share them with us.

The suspicious Delete Facebook Messages extension has an official website representing it. It is found at dfbmsgs.com/ext/dfbmsgs, but the installer of this add-on can be located on the Chrome web store (at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/delete-facebook-messages/gclddpoljobheacaakifdocnknfcmeeh). As the name suggests, the application is meant to make it possible for you to delete Facebook messages, but it should also help you archive them. The researchers in our team do not think that this service is helpful in any way, but we are sure that at least a few Google Chrome users might be intrigued by it. Before you get to install the program, you are asked to accept certain permissions. These include replacing the New Tab page, changing search settings, communicating with third parties, and reading and changing your browsing history. Needless to say, if you are not comfortable with any of this, you should not proceed with the installation. Obviously, if you have installed the extension already, but the discussed permissions are intimidating, you should not hesitate to get rid of Delete Facebook Messages.

Whether you install Delete Facebook Messages from its official source, or you let it in via a bundled downloader or misleading ads, pop-ups, and redirects, this potentially unwanted program always acts the same. First of all, it creates an icon on your browser, and when you click it, you find a button that redirects to Facebook messages. Of course, you need to login first. After this, the program is meant to delete or archive messages. Although the extension works, that is only meant to distract you from the changes within your browser. As we mentioned earlier, Delete Facebook Messages changes default search provider, and your normal provider is replaced with dfbmsgs.com/search?q. If you enter keywords into the address bar, you will be redirected to Bing Search. Luckily, the results are not modified, and so you should not face any security issues. That being said, the program does not really offer beneficial services, and the fact that it changes browser’s settings without any reason too is quite suspicious.

We strongly recommend removing Delete Facebook Messages from your Google Chrome web browser. Even if you are not experienced, we are sure that following the guide below will be easy. That being said, manual removal is not the recommended option if you have other threats or PUPs to think about. While an official installer of Delete Facebook Messages exists, it also could be distributed using a bundled installer. In that case, the PUP could be spread with highly malicious infections or other potentially unwanted programs. When there are a bunch of undesirable threats on the system, it might be best to implement a tool that could automatically remove them all. A legitimate anti-malware program is the perfect tool for that. Moreover, besides being capable of clearing the system from threats, it is also capable of protecting it, and if you have your operating system protected, your chances of letting in new PUPs and more malicious infections will be decreased.

Delete Facebook Messages Removal

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F and click More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted extension.
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
  6. Select the appropriate time range.
  7. Mark boxes.
  8. Click the Clear data button.
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