ellie45September 13, 2012

I have used malwarebytes and superantispyware to try and detach this from Google. I also went into my programs and uninstalled it but it still shows up in Google.

Both of the above software produces said it could be dangerous. Each product picked up about 8 lines of Funmoods programming.

My research shows me that others have complained and there are programs that say they will get rid of it.

Would like your opinion.


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If its removed, perhaps all you are seeing is the Browser home page is the funmoods.

Go to and then make that your home page.
Wish Internet Explorer while google is loaded, go to Internet Options / Then a simple push of the 'Use Current' on the General tab page.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 4:57PM
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I just saw a client on landzdown who was having difficulty removing two programs on their computer, one of which was funmoods. It required the specialized removal tools used at landzdown to get rid of funmoods. There may be other methods to remove it, but I know that the folks at landzdown can certainly get it removed for you. The benefit of working with the landzdown team is that they may be able to find and remove any other possible issues that you may not be aware of.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 5:57PM
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Well, it appears to be gone using Mikie's instructions.

I will use landzdown if it comes back. I have an account there but may not remember my info.
I agree they are good too. I know this funmoods is a bugger but for now I will run my maintenance and see if they find it again.

Thanks, Mikie and nearandwest.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 6:04PM
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Maybe it's because I'm a curmudgeon but I'd be instantaneously suspicious of anything called "funmoods".

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 6:07PM
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I hope Mikie's recommendation helped you to remove the program. My question is...How did that program get loaded onto your computer in the first place?

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 10:19PM
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Yes, how did it get there? It is not an amusing name either.
You are both right. I suspect that like adware (I think that was the one) took over and had a similar logo to google
earlier. and that was a bear to get out, there is more to come. I did my maintenance yet again and they have not found it tonight. Hope this is a warning to others.
Won't forget the name will you...

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 11:11PM
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I need the link for Lanzdown as I am having problems with also. It is listed in my Chrome search engines and I cannot get rid of it. A tab for funmoods keeps popping up, too. I seem to have gotten it off of IE and FF. I pretty well know how I got it, too. Long story, but when trying to find a program to open a type of zipped file, funmoods and about 5 other things loaded themselves onto my computer. Some I was able to uninstall via Revo, but funmoods seems here to stay, and I'm afraid of what else may be hidden along with it. BTW, full scans with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avast have not shown anything amiss.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 11:17PM
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    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 12:19AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Here is the link to the malware removal area. Register, then post your own thread there, do not try to follow the instructions given to some other person with a similar problem!

Here is a link that might be useful: LzD malware removal area

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 2:54AM
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Thanks, I have just posted there.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 9:45AM
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@Ellie45 -- I doubt what you have done has eliminated Funmoods. It aggressively implants itself not only in all installed browsers but also in the Registry and AppData.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 1:18PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Yes, I would definitely recommend visiting LzD as grandmas has so you can be certain that pc is clean.
But always start your own thread telling what has happened, don't follow instructions given for any one else.

Thanks Corrine.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 1:44PM
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Yes, Ellie, do go there. I does not show up in my scans, either, but it still pops up when I open my browser. I cannot say enough good things about Lanzdown and Corrine.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 5:20PM
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Its not necessarily totally evil program or a virus. It probably is adware. It really is a legitimate program if installed from softwares source site. They have a sort of simple youtube tutorial to remove it.. including how to remove it from the start up page/default search from the big three popular browsers.

Like so many typical program uninstalls, it probably leaves some left overs.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 6:48PM
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Well, Mikie, I got rid of it in IE and FF, but it persists in Chrome. It is listed with my search engines for that browser and it will not delete as others will. I'll take a look at the video, although we are working on it at Lanzdown, and I won't try anything else right now. By the way, I did not willingly download it or about 6 other programs that suddenly put themselves on my computer. I was simply attempting to download a program to open a certain kind of .zip file when this happened. To my way of thinking, anything that puts itself on my computer against my will and cannot be removed by ordinary means is MALWARE.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 9:08PM
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I would say... the guy that wrote the special zip program is trying to get rich.. he's the one that installed them. He made money off each program that was installed,and/or possibly commissions off income those 'free extra' programs produced from being being on your computer.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 10:25PM
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I guess you're right about that. By the way, the link you posted for Funmoods----none of their instructions for removal work because I had already tried some of them.

The "different" .zip file came from Foxit Reader, which I had thought was trustworthy. Just don't know who to trust.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 1:57PM
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Wow, i just came back here and there is new news.

This bugger showed up in my malware and spyware programs that I use from from here as I said before. I deleted the threats. And I have run those programs a couple of times and am looking for it now. Haven't seen anything but I know that awful feeling of knowing it is lurking. Will start a new thread and get to LZd if necessary.


    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 12:25AM
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Ellie, do go to Lanzdown. I thought I had it all removed, but it keeps popping up. I have been working at LD for three days now, and it's still not all gone. In fact, Malwarebytes doesn't even pick it up on my computer, nor does SuperAntiSpyware. It is a bugger!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 5:23PM
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grandms, I looked on FF today which I never have used and found it right up there and I deleted FF. The first go round when it took over Google, Malwarebytes and the spyware found it and deleted it. I run those every day and it isn't showing up but I have dealt with AVG I know it is not gone. Not that easily. I will go to Lanzdown when I can during the day. I work a lot of nights. It is too late and they are so dedicated.
However, I am looking at all of these posts and I know it is not good. It is like AVG. Thanks, I will check back.
It is great that you warned me. I appreciate it sooo much.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 12:22AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Believe me funmoods is a very nasty one it is not what it says it is at all, o
It has so much stuff with it. We are seeing a lot of them coming in. This thing doesn't just go away, you might want to think so, but it will be back!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 1:27AM
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Not to worry, Ellie45. It took some time but I'm doing a Happy Dance because we finally obliterated it from Grandms' computer.

Ellie45, when you go to LzD, in addition to the standard logs requested, please include a scan from AdwCleaner:

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode to your desktop from
-- Double-click AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
-- Click Search.
-- A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
-- Please post the contents of that logfile with the other requested logs.

Note: The log can also be found at C:\AdwCleaner[XX].txt where XX denotes the number of times the application has been run, i.e., R1

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 2:19PM
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Thanks, Corrine. Saw the info. May have more questions
before I start adressing the above.
Raven, I never thought you would be up so late my time.

I will start a new thread here. I know it seem wrong to not do it immediately. I have to have plenty of time because you stick to it and stay with me. Let me know if there is anyone on duty late at night if you can.
I forgot my pw but I think I know my login.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 6:03PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I am often laying in bed late night not sleeping so I grab my tablet and check in. Might as well be doing something productive lol.

the team at LzD is from all over the world so you never know when someone will be there.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 7:55PM
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