Mobogenie is an advertisement supported program that may find its way onto a computer without direct user consent and cause computer functionality and user privacy related issues. Mobogenie (also found as the Mobogenie virus or Mobo Genie virus; though not technically a computer virus) is potential malware categorized as adware and spyware and may be detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by third-party security vendors such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.
Mobogenie malware and third-party distribution websites often utilize aggressive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate a computer system with Mobogenie software. Once installed, Mobogenie spyware will change Microsoft Windows settings, create options which allow it to start every time Windows is booted, and will create additional folders and files related to the potentially unwanted software.
Some reports also suggest that Mobogenie will collect and distribute sensitive user data to third-party marketing and mailing lists, as well as bundle with third-party malware, including adware, browser hijackers, spyware, and even scareware or non-beneficial Antivirus or optimization software.
Most victims of the Mobogenie virus report unwanted email spam, junk mail, and telephone calls from telemarketers and scam artists, as well as unwanted pop-up advertisements from bundled bloatware such as PassShow and browser redirections to websites such as search.conduit.com.
A colleague of mine also commented that Mobogenie disallowed him from using flash or java functions on his internet browser. Once Mobogenie was installed, this individual was not able to load images to the internet, nor load images to his WordPress website. He claimed that he would click the “Add Media” button; however, nothing would happen. Once Mobogenie was uninstalled the error was fixed and he was able to load images. He also suggested that Mobogenie had bundled with an unwanted Video Player such as Lightspark.
How does Mobogenie malware get onto a computer?
In some cases users are given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Mobogenie and other items; however, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner in order to trick users into installing excessive bloatware and malware.
Mobogenie software can also be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of questionable sources, including the company website.
How to remove Mobogenie malware
- Automatically remove Mobogenie virus – Scan for and automatically remove Mobogenie and third-party malware
- Manually remove Mobogenie virus – Remove/Uninstall Mobogenie and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic Mobogenie virus removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Mobogenie and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Mobogenie malware and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Mobogenie and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Mobogenie in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Mobogenie virus removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Mobogenie and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall Mobogenie
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for Mobogenie and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove Mobogenie add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove Mobogenie add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Mobogenie extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Mobogenie add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Mobogenie add-on and remove it if located.