MyFunCards Search is a browser extension that you download when you visit myfuncards.com website. This plugin is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It is not a computer malware, but users are recommended to remove it, because of associations with potentially unwanted programs such as MyWebSearch. The official website at myfuncards.com claims that MyFunCards offers free Birthday, Invitations and Greetings and other e-cards, most of which you can print as well. However, despite the fact that the website seems to offer you a useful e-card service, it is also rather sneaky in trying to convince you to download the MyFunCards Toolbar.
Once you open the website, you are instantly redirected to the MyFunCards Search download page. There you are told that the toolbar will be installed on two browsers, and you will be able to access the website a lot faster. Some users may think that MyFunCards Search hijacks their browsers and changes their home page to home.mywebsearch.com. However, you can choose whether you want to change your home page and default search engine during the installation. Do not overlook the boxes that you can un-tick if you want to keep your default browser settings.
However, a great number of users simply go through the installation automatically, and this how their home pages and default search engines get change to My Web Search. Granted, it also installs the MyFunCards Search toolbar that provides shortcuts to the MyFunCards website, Facebook, Smiley Central (for emoticons), Daily Recipe app and what not. Also the My Web Search home page gives you quick links to Gmail, Yahoo!, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, Wikipedia and other popular websites. Nevertheless, that is not a reason to trust it.
Due to the fact that MyFunCards Search is related to MyWebSearch, you can expect a serious of pop-up advertisements that may be associated with corrupted websites. It is obviously not MyFunCards Search’s intention to infect you with malware, but the search engine that comes with the application is not reliable 100% as it can be exploited by malicious third party applications and other commercial websites. Therefore, to protect your system and yourself from harm, you are highly advised to remove MyFunCards Search from your PC right now.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
You need to restart your browser for the changes to take effect. Also, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to check whether you really have no other dangerous programs installed on your computer. Take your system’s security seriously and consider investing in a powerful antimalware tool.