October 23, 2014

Remove fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net virus

The http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net virus or fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak- is an annooying adware infection that brings a lot of spam to your computer. Once it has infected your PC, it will track browsing activities of Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet explorer. http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net cookies will collect your personal information, capture keywords of your interests and then spread SPAM. you might get pop-up advertisements from fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net appearing on your screen again and again. However, it is highly recommended to remove fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net malware in order to keep your PC clean.

Common Symptoms of fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net infection:

→ This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
→ They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
→ Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
→ Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
→ Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
→ Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
→ Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
→ Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
→ Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

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