How to remove “Fun Moods” and “Face Moods” (Virus Removal Guide)

Fun Moods and Face Moods by Volonet LTD are the name of programs, toolbars, and websites with a terrible online reputation. These threats have been around for many years. Fun Moods and Face Moods programs and toolbars capable of changing existing internet browser settings such as the homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. In turn, this causes affected web browsers to redirect to and start-up on facemoods.com, funmoods.com, start.funoods.com, and other webpages.

Start Page Fun Moods Virus

Like many browser hijackers, Fun Moods and Face Moods programs and attachments are distributed by use of deceptive marketing tactics. They may bundle with third-party freeware and other programs that are often advertised as something they are not. These advertisements are usually found on video streaming websites and torrent websites.

Funmoods

Threat Details

Name Fun Moods, Face Moods, Fun Moods virus, Face Moods virus *This threat is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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How to remove Fun Moods and Face Moods

This Fun Moods and Face Moods removal guide will remove the Fun Moods and Face Moods extension and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall Fun Moods and Face Moods and unwanted programs
  4. Remove Fun Moods and Face Moods extension
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this program is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this program is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall Fun Moods and Face Moods and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this program is to uninstall Fun Moods and Face Moods and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for Fun Moods and Face Moods Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled Fun Moods and Face Moods Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer such as DNS Unlocker and Money Viking and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove Fun Moods and Face Moods extension

The fourth step to remove this program is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Fun Moods and Face Moods extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Fun Moods and Face Moods add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the Fun Moods and Face Moods add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Fun Moods and Face Moods extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this program is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

Comments ( 29 )

  1. ReplySally
    Thank you so much!!! I uninstalled+ everything else you suggested but didn't install malwarebytes ran a check with AVG...didn't find anything then read other peoples comments re: normal spyware detector thingy's not detecting funmoods, so downloaded malwarebytes, scanned and sure enough there was still 2 of the buggers in my computer, thank you so much writing this page!!!!
  2. ReplyCharlotte Rich (@CharlotteRmusic)
    Thank you so much for posting this information. I removed the funmoods manually on all of my browsers as instructed. I uninstalled it from my computer using the control panel. I also scanned my computer with Ccleaner and AVG and now everything is clean. Does that mean its officially gone? I want to make sure its not running in the background anywhere or I may have missed something.
    • ReplyAuthorSean Doyle
      It sounds like you were able to successfully remove funmoods, but if you suspect funmoods was installed via a third party download (from such sites as CNET downloads, etc) you may want to search your download history for anything suspicious or questionable. My suggestion to ensure funmoods is completely removed is to perform a free scan using Malwarebytes because of all scanning software Malwarebytes positively removes all files associated with funmoods, facemoods. Also, when using CCleaner check out the Tools > Startup section for any unwanted startups.
  3. ReplyRish
    Funmoods crashed my Win 7 install. Now i am running Win 8 and it has come back. Does not show that it is installed in program manager and the browser. I had it deleted by Malwarebytes as KIS did nothing. Both KIS 2013 and Avast failed to detect it. Using Malwarebytes now. I hope it can sort it out.
  4. ReplyDick
    Used your manual instructions to remove Funmoods junk and finally cleaned it up. Thanks
  5. ReplyAnonymous
    awesome! Thanks
  6. ReplyAnonymous
    Thank you so much.
  7. ReplyJane
    If "badmood" say they are not spyware or a virus, Why my mcafee blocking the site? This is not fun and very annoying. he should change his name to bad mood. Thank you for this article. This article is very helpful.
  8. ReplyLeo
    Thank you. Norton IS did not detect fundmoods when I ran a full scan. Malwarebytes found 60 instances of funmoods. I deleted all. Hope this gets rid of the problem. Is Norton IS 2012 not good enough? I am relying on it.
  9. ReplyAnonymous
    Thank you!!
  10. ReplyAnonymous
    Excellent tutorial. really appreciated it!
  11. ReplyAnonymous
    Thank you very much your help was needed very much!
  12. ReplyAnonymous
    Thanks very much for the step by step guide. To reiterate what others have posted, this was bundled with software from download.com - it can be any software as the one I installed was not listed in comments. Despite unchecking every box imaginable it still installed funmoods. I had Chrome running and Firefox and IE installed (but not running) and it installed itself on all three browsers. The installation happens silently without your consent. You will only be asked to restart your active / running browser - other browsers that are installed on your computer but not running will be affected but you won't know till you open them the next time. CNET seriously need to sort their s*** out. Doesn't matter how careful you are, you can still get hit if you use download.com.
    • Replyjo
      I also got it from download.CNET.com. Years ago I used cnet (was it c|net or so) because we delivered also our programs there. On those days we learnt that there is not coming any viruses or malware. But the days have changed... Just few days ago I said to one security SW seller that I don't need his SW, because I use only safe sites ;-) This can still happen, we one trust too much. Thank you very much for the instructions :-)
    • ReplyLisa Falls
      Ironically, the only download I've done in the last probably three months was downloading malwarebytes from download.com. I had no problems before that, then suddenly had this funmood stuff and couldn't figure out where it came from.
    • ReplyBook of Chrome
      I accidentally downloaded the funmoods add-on, and then I panicked and deleted Google Chrome...
  13. Replysand
    Actually don't use download.com. I got it from there. Used to download stuff from there as well but won't make that mistake again ._.
  14. ReplySarah Downing
    Thank you, Sean. I am not usually that stupid, but I idiotically installed this because it came with a program I felt I could trust. Either way, I soon realized it was causing havoc on my browsers and uninstalled it. Realizing that wasn't enough (even after having run Malwarebytes and quarantined those puppies), I did the manual steps you suggested and they appear to be working. Much appreciated! Keep up the good work!:-).
  15. Replymaria
    Thank you! I got this virus when I was downloading another program to remove another malware, fbdownloader. For some reason I forgot to use the site download.com which I usually use for downloads. In that site and probably several others, they have already checked for viruses and malware. This was really stupid. Thank´s again for helping us computer dummies out ;)!
  16. ReplyAnonymous
    Really Thanks!
  17. Replysandeep
    I was very much afraid that what happened to all my browsers, thanks to u I was able to remove Funmoods.com and restore my system..
  18. Replyrajesh
    thank you very much..
  19. ReplyGary
    Thanks, those bastards have been giving me trouble ever since I screwed up and installed them. You are great!
  20. ReplyAnonymous
    Thank you so much for help on removing this program-I was seeing changes on my default browser homepage!
  21. ReplyAnonymous
    thanks for info on removing this PARASITE !!!
    • ReplyLisa Whitefern
      Yes thanks so much!
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    • ReplySmcs Studenka
      Thanks for this. BTW, downloading from downloads.com IS NOT safe. I was installing an extension renamer called... EXTENSION RENAMER and this crap was packaged in with it AND DID NOT ASK or NOTIFY that it was being installed. OBVIOUSLY CNET aka download.com IS NOT checking their software well enough.
      • Replyand also
        "Funmoods.com (Fun Moods) claims they are not adware, nor spyware, and also state they are not responsible for any malware on an infected computer system which may have been contracted through them by a third party. " At least in my XP the CPU usage went to 100%. Firefox was using 99% until I removed the "fun"-toolbar. If that is a feature in other OS's/browsers, then that sw in near to be a malware.