How to remove MalwareFox (Removal Guide)

MalwareFox removal steps: 1. Uninstall MalwareFox from your computer | 2. Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers | 3. Remove malware with Malwarebytes | 4. Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

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What is MalwareFox ?

MalwareFox by Wolf of Webstreet OPC Private Limited (MalwareFox AntiMalware) is a Microsoft Windows security program based on Zemana Antimalware technology. The program claims it can be used to remove malware from your computer. Reputable third-party Antivirus software (including Norton Antivirus programs) will detect MalwareFox as a threat due to a low sample size from community users.

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The executable setup.exe file used to install the MalwareFox program is detected as a WS.Reputation.1 threat by Norton Antivirus. According to Norton, WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Norton will automatically detect and remove this program’s executable file from your computer due to it being a security risk.

The first time we heard of the MalwareFox AntiMalware is when we noticed spam comments and forum threads posted by accounts promoting the program on several websites we operate. The spam comments promoting MalwareFox usually tell our readers to visit MalwareFox’s website and use their program instead of using the free removal instructions on our websites. MalwareFox told us that the spam comments would end, but they still have not.

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This program is not technically defined as a computer virus and does not seem to pose a real threat; However, if you did not mean to install this program or are having other computer issues it is possible that third-party malware, adware, spyware, rogue programs, and other threats have infected your computer. It is recommended to uninstall unwanted programs, remove unwanted browser attachments, and scan your computer to detect and remove malware.

Uninstall MalwareFox from your computer

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Search for MalwareFox in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot a problematic program installed on your computer it is recommended to remove malware with Malwarebytes andperform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro.
  4. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
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Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Remove malware with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your compiter.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot

How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.