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FamilyGurus Removal

28 Jan 2016

What is FamilyGurus?

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FamilyGurus is a common malware application that has appeared recently. The goal of the malware is to display as many of their ads to you as they can and receive revenue for it. Please do not click any of their ads, since you could get more infections. Do not purchase anything from their ads either. Thankfully FamilyGurus is fairly simple to uninstall. There are guides below to uninstall FamilyGurus manually or with anti-malware software. Both methods are effective, just be careful while doing it by hand. We recommend you get rid of it as soon as possible to avoid other malware infections.

How to Uninstall FamilyGurus Manually

Windows 10 or Windows 8 Uninstalling

To start, we will locate and uninstall any unwanted software or malware that may be installed on your PC.

1. To begin uninstalling a program on Windows 10 or Windows 8 right-click on Windows Start button and select the “Control Panel” option.

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2. After your reach “Control Panel” click “Uninstall a program”, found under “Programs”.

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3. Now you will see a screen called “Programs and Features”. Find the program “FamilyGurus” from the list of currently installed software and uninstall it. To make it easier to find recently installed software, click the “Installed On” column to place them in order of installation.

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Windows 7 or Windows Vista Uninstalling

1. If you have Windows XP, Vista or 7, begin by clicking the Windows “Start” button and choose “Control Panel”.

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2. After your reach “Control Panel” click “Uninstall a program”, found under “Programs”.

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3. Now you will see a screen called “Programs and Features”. Find the program “FamilyGurus” from the list of currently installed software and uninstall it. To make it easier to find recently installed software, click the “Installed On” column to place them in order of installation.

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After removing the software from Windows it is important to check all browsers extensions and see if the malware added any unwanted extensions. Here are instructions for each of the popular web browsers:

Internet Explorer

1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
2. Select Manage Add-ons and open Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Select the extension and then get rid of it.

Google Chrome

1. Open your browser.
2. Tap Alt+F.
3. Select Tools and click Extensions.
4. Select the extension and click the trash button.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open your browser.
2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A and then open Extensions.
3. Select the unwanted software.
4. Click Remove.

Removing FamilyGurus With AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is an open-source adware cleaner that will find all unwanted installations, registries and extensions that FamilyGurus has placed on your computer. This is the simplest way to remove FamilyGurus that we have found.

1. To start, click on the following link to download AdwCleaner from its original site: AdwCleaner Download(this link will open a new, safe website to download AdwCleaner)

2. After it is downloaded and you have found the AdwCleaner Icon, you will have to close all open programs and internet browsers in order for it to work. Double click the AdwCleaner icon and if Windows asks for permission to run the file, allow it.

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3. When AdwCleaner is open, click the “Scan” button to search your computer for FamilyGurus.

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4. When AdwCleaner is done scanning, click the “Clean” button to remove anything FamilyGurus (and potentially other malware) has added.

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5. AdwCleaner will now tell you to save any edited files or documents because it needs to reboot the computer. Do so and allow the computer to reboot.

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When your computer is rebooted it will be clean of all traces of FamilyGurus. AdwCleaner will automatically open a log text file to let you know what it cleaned.

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