FileHunter is new software that appeared on the Internet and it is advertised as a tool that helps users to share files on P2P (Peer to Peer) network. It is something similar to old programs like eMule, LimeWire and Shareaza. The developers of FileHunter (Corsair Logic) stating that the program will assist users in finding and downloading music, software, movies and documents via p2p network and torrent technology. However, you should be aware that FileHunter is an adware program that will provide users with numerous pop-up ads and dangerous redirects to dubious sites. Files, downloaded via FileHunter, can be malicious and can harm your computer. There is no guarantee that the software downloaded with the help of FileHunter will be genuine, most of the times, it will be some malware or adware.
After the installation of FileHunter, many users reported that it interfered with their browsing experience. The adware changed default browser’s home page and search engine without asking for permission. Also, users reporting that they started getting an excessive amount of intrusive advertisements powered by FileHunter. FileHunter might not be very dangerous, but those ads and redirects caused by it can harm user’s computer. Users will be redirected to fake online stores where their personal information and credit cards might be stolen. Also, the adware can try to trick users into downloading some potentially unwanted programs by providing fake update notifications for Java, browser, Flash Player or try to scare users with fake security alerts such as “Multiple threats found, please download this program to remove them”.
FileHunter adware can be downloaded from various websites, legitimate and unofficial. Also, the program may be included in bundle with freeware applications like pc optimizers, pdf readers, etc. To avoid the installation of unwanted programs user should be careful during the installation process. Firstly, pay attention to the EULA and read it carefully. Secondly, always go for Custom or Advanced installation option, to be able to see the list of bundled programs and unselect them. If you just hit next and chose automatic installation you will install all of the junk included in bundle and allow the installer to change your homepage and other system settings.
Do not download FileHunter and if you already have this program it is highly recommended to remove it from your computer. Although, it won’t go away easily, you won’t be able to remove it by just deleting it from the list of programs in control panel. The adware will be recovered by helper programs after you reboot your computer. That’s why you should proceed to complete removal of FileHunter and all of its helper programs. Just follow our comprehensive removal guide below and you will be able to uninstall FileHunter completely form your system. Also, you might try our automatic removal tool to scan your system for threats such as adware, spyware, malware, keyloggers and others and remove them easily.
Symptoms of FileHunter infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for FileHunter threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the FILEHUNTER and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.