Fidonav.com Removal Guide

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Fidonav.com is a potentially risky search website that may appear in your main browsers all of a sudden, after installing a potentially unwanted program or any freeware program that you downloaded from a suspicious source. This malware infection can change your browser settings to show up as your new home page in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome as well. You may not even notice this change but even if you do, you may consider it just a harmless search page. But we are here to warn you that this is indeed a browser hijacker that can display potentially unreliable third-party ads right on its main page as well as modified search results, which could also pose a threat to your virtual security. Since this browser hijacker can also invade your system alongside other malware infections, chances are your computer is swarming with all kinds of threats. No wonder why we recommend that you remove Fidonav.com right away. For more information about how this malware infection can show up on your computer, how it works, and how you can eliminate it, please continue reading.

If you find this annoying search website in your browsers, it is quite likely that you have recently installed a free program like Lite PDF Reader. Such potentially unwanted programs may in fact force you to install such a hijacker or else, you cannot even install the program itself. It is also possible that you do have an option to opt out; however, this is done in a rather misleading or concealed manner so that you would probably miss and leave the assigned checkbox or checkboxes ticked by default. This can happen even when you download such a program from official websites. However, if you happen to end up on a shady file-sharing page that you are totally unfamiliar with, there is a good chance that you will infect your computer with a whole bundle of potential and malicious threats. But that is also possible when you simply click on the wrong third-party advertisement or a fake download or navigational button. In any case, it is very likely that this browser hijacker is not the only malware infection you need to tackle right now. Thus, we recommend that after you delete Fidonav.com from your browsers, you also run a deep malware scan on your system to find all other possibly harmful applications.

This browser hijacker offers you a search field with a supposed drop-down menu of search engine choice; however, it does not seem to work and you can only use Google that is selected by default. Below this search box, you can find a number of thumbnail links to popular websites like Facebook, YouTube, Booking.com, and so on as well as potentially unreliable third-party advertisements. If you click on the "Scroll down to see more" link, this panel opens a lot more quick links to other third-party pages, such as suggested sponsored pages, which, again, can be unreliable, hotel bookings with related third-party ads, and a lot of navigational links. This whole main page screams "do not touch me" for the trained eye. One click on the wrong content may take you to a malicious or fake website where you could download infections or get scammed out of your money. The very same thing can happen if you run a web search and end up on a modified Google search results page filled with potentially unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links. All in all, we advise you to remove Fidonav.com as soon as possible.

The only good thing we can mention about this browser hijacker is that it may only change your home page settings; therefore, it is not really rocket science to restore those. If you have never done this before, please use our instructions below as a reference. If, for some reason, this were not enough to eliminate this threat, you can always reset your affected browsers but keep in mind that that would mean losing all your preferred settings and extensions. If you would like to safeguard your system from future malware attacks, you can always do so by employing a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.

How to remove Fidonav.com from your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Delete the following files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Locate the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique Mozilla user ID]” folder.
  3. Edit prefs.js in Notepad.
  4. Replace the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://fidonav.com/") string with a home page URL address you would like.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+Q and type regedit. Hit Enter.
  2. Overwrite “http://fidonav.com” value data in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Close the registry editor.
Download Remover for Fidonav.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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