How to remove FileHunter adware from your computer (Adware Removal Guide)

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.

FileHunter Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for FileHunter

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    FileHunter remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    FileHunter remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall FileHunter and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the FileHunter or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    FileHunter remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove FileHunter from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the FileHunter and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove FileHunter from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove FileHunter from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled FileHunter completely.
  • Remove FileHunter from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove FileHunter from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select FileHunter and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove FileHunter from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove FileHunter from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove FileHunter completely.
  • Remove FileHunter from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove FileHunter from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the FileHunter and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove FileHunter from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove FileHunter from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove FileHunter from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove FileHunter from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove FileHunter completely.
  • Remove FileHunter from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

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.

Information added: 11/27/2015 10:30 PM;