How to remove FnP Search

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What is FnP Search?

FnP Search is a fake search engine that may appear on your browser and resist to be changed. The main culprit responsible for these unwanted changes is a browser hijacker. Browser hijacker is a sort of malware which is used for the link promotion. It often hides as a package in a software bundle that user might download from the Internet. Following infiltration, it immediately alters settings of Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, or other browsers and sets the new tab URL and homepage to https://s2.fastandprettysearch.com/. You should know that FnP Search can display irrelevant search results to make users visit certain webpages most of which are questionable. Furthermore, it can also track your browsing sessions and collect all information regarding these activities and transfer it to 3-rd parties. You may follow our guide to uninstall browser hijacker and remove FnP Search from your browser

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How to remove FnP Search?

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton Antivirus would automatically search out and delete all elements related to FnP Search. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate FnP Search, but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of FnP Search manual removal

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete FnP Search completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as FnP Search files and registry entries. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Uninstall FnP Search from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of FnP Search you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove FnP Search from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to FnP Search right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove FnP Search from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to FnP Search and click Uninstall

How to remove FnP Search from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to FnP Search and click Uninstall

How to remove FnP Search from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to FnP Search

How to remove FnP Search from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to FnP Search and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing FnP Search from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove FnP Search from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you will started to remove FnP Search from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by FnP Search
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  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove FnP Search from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete FnP Search or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove FnP Search from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete FnP Search or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove FnP Search from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete FnP Search or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove FnP Search from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete FnP Search or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove FnP Search from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near FnP Search or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting FnP Search.

Download Norton Antivirus

We also recommend to download and use Norton Antivirus to scan the system after FnP Search removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover FnP Search.

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