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18 July 2024

Functionguide Detection and Removal

Do you see Functionguide on your device? Act fast! Read this post to learn what are the dangers of it and how to safely get rid of it.

What Is Functionguide?

Functionguide is tied to a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This is a type of software that is not necessarily malicious, but may have undesirable and potentially dangerous effects on your computer.

Functionguide is ad-supported and could also act as a browser hijacker by changing your browser’s settings without your your knowledge or consent.

These programs can be intrusive and can slow down computer performance, display unwanted advertisements, or redirect you to malicious websites.

Additionally, such malware can compromise your online security or personal information.

Threat Name Functionguide
Type Browser Redirect Alerts, PUP, Unsafe Domain
Removal Time 9 Minutes
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What Does Functionguide Do?

Functionguide is a threat mainly used to capture personal information from users and push ads for advertising revenue.

It is compatible with the most commonly used browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Upon installation, it is likely that it will alter your browser’s settings and change your default home page to its own.

Functionguide may cause redirects to suspicious and scamming pages. Interacting with any of the content Functionguide provides is not advisable, as it may expose you at various risks.

Once installed, Functionguide may start displaying advertisements and sponsored links in your search results, and may disturb your browsing habits. And, by clicking on any of those ads, you expose your PC at risk again.

The worst part about this browser hijacker is that it uses tracking technology to monitor your browsing behaviour and record that information along with other personal information, such as usernames, emails, etc.

This data may then be sold to third parties, such as advertising agencies, aiming to improve their targeting and display custom ads in accordance with your searches.

How to Remove Functionguide?

In case you already have the Functionguide detection on your computer, don’t worry as there is an easy way to remove it.

Follow the instructions below to install a trustworthy anti-malware program that will take care of the removal process for you. Manual instructions are also provided for tech-savvy users.

Preparation before removal of Functionguide:

1.Make sure to backup your files.
2.Make sure to have this instructions page always open so that you can follow the steps.
3.Be patient as the removal may take some time.

Step 1: Reboot your computer in Safe Mode:

1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot

Step 2: Cut out Functionguide in Task Manager

1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2)Locate the “Details” tab and find malicious process of Functionguide. Right-click on it and click on “End Process”.

Step 3: Eliminate Functionguide‘s Malicious Registries.

For most Windows variants:

1) Hold Windows Button and R. In the “Run” box type “regedit” and hit “Enter”.
2) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Functionguide or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%. Usually, most viruses tend to set entries with random names in the “Run” and “RunOnce” sub-keys.
3) You can also find the virus’s malicious files by right-clicking on the value and seeing it’s data. After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them permanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.

Step 4: Scan for all virus files, related to Functionguide and secure your system.

If you are in Safe Mode, boot back into normal mode and follow the steps below

1)Click on the button to download SpyHunter’s installer.
It is advisable to run a free scan before committing to the full version. You should make sure that the malware is detected by SpyHunter first.

The free version of SpyHunter will only scan your computer to detect any possible threats. To remove them permanently from your computer, purchase its full version. Spy Hunter malware removal tool additional information/SpyHunter Uninstall Instructions

2) Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.

3) After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for the program to update.

4) If the program does not start to scan automatically, click on the “Start Scan” button.

5) After SpyHunter has completed with your system`s scan, click on the “Next” button to clear it.

6) Once your computer is clean, it is advisable to restart it.

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