Do you know what Formfetcherpro is?
Formfetcherpro, also known as Formfetcherpro Toolbar, is one of the newest Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. products recently detected by our specialists. It promises to make it possible to find governmental forms with a single click, so some users surely install this piece of software themselves from its official website or the Chrome Web Store. Some of them find this program quite useful because they have all quick-access buttons opening pages containing these governmental forms in one place, whereas others do not find it very beneficial because they have expected more from it. It does not matter you have installed this application on your PC yourself, or it has appeared on your PC without your knowledge, this does not change the fact that Formfetcherpro is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). You should not keep any of these programs active on your computer even though they seem to be quite beneficial because they might perform activities you will definitely not like. The next two paragraphs should clarify why Formfetcherpro is considered a potentially unwanted program, so continue reading!
Formfetcherpro does not differ much from other Mindspark products released some time ago. Once it is installed on the system, it immediately goes to change web browsers’ settings. It can apply changes to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, so if your default browser is any of these, you will definitely see the changes applied to it after its installation too. It will change your homepage and New Tab page. Needless to say, your old URLs will be gone. Not all the users know about these changes in advance, so it does not surprise us at all that so many people find the changes applied undesirable. The page Formfetcherpro sets on users’ browsers looks like an ordinary search tool, but we cannot call it a 100% trustworthy search provider because it has drawbacks. Yes, these quick-access buttons its toolbar contains will help you to open certain pages with the click of a button, which you might find quite a useful feature; however, if you enter a search query in the search.myway.com search box, it might return the modified Google search results to you. These search results look completely harmless, but they should be ignored because they might cause problems to you by redirecting you to untrustworthy third-party pages.Formfetcherpro screenshot
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If you like that you can access immigration, healthcare, taxation, and other forms easily with the help of Formfetcherpro and, consequently, arrive at a decision to keep it, you have a right to know that this potentially unwanted program records information about users too. First, it records information provided by the user. Second, it collects certain details like IP address, language and browser type, search queries, search results clicked, etc. automatically. This information might be shared with advertisers, ad networks, service providers, and other third-parties, so do not provide any personally-identifiable information voluntarily.
Users usually install Formfetcherpro directly from its official website http://www.formfetcherpro.com/index.jhtml or the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/formfetcherpro/jcohbbeconnbknaeaodohnjcelemnlfc), but it seems that it might arrive on users’ PCs without permission as well. According to our specialists, it should be mainly spread in software bundles, but users might also notice pop-ups promoting it. It remains a potentially unwanted program no matter how it has shown up on your PC, so think twice before letting it stay.
You can always remove Formfetcherpro and undo the changes it has applied to your browsers. If you use Internet Explorer, you will fix it by removing this potentially unwanted program through Control Panel. If your default browser is Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will have to remove the Formfetcherpro extension from both of them. Consult our manual removal guide if you need some help with its removal, or go to scan your system using an automated malware remover.
How to delete Formfetcherpro
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select Formfetcherpro and click Remove.
- Press Win+R.
- Insert Control Panel and press Enter.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select Formfetcherpro and click Uninstall.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button on the confirmation window.
- Launch Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Go down and click the Advanced button.
- Click Reset.
- Click the Reset button on the pop-up window.
In non-techie terms:
Formfetcherpro is promoted as a beneficial program, and some users might really find it useful, but it does not mean that it is a program that can be trusted fully. Researchers call it a potentially unwanted application because it changes browsers’ settings upon the entrance, the search tool it promotes might return untrustworthy search results, it gathers information about users, and, finally, it can enter users’ PCs without permission.