How to remove FileTour from the computer and browsers

Here’s an entry that pictures out the strengths and weak points of FileTour "virus". From it, you will enquire how advertising program sneaks into customer's machine, in what manner it operates and how you can protect the system against it.


FileTour adware

What is FileTour. Removal reasons and methods

FileTour is an advertising tool that penetrates the PC's and drives them entirely useless and choked it by garbage. Many users even say that these are the joke-programs that do it for no particular aim. Unfortunately FileTour is not a joke and it provides significant benefit to its creators. Sometimes, if an adware is designed well, it might infect thousands of workstations, and make a solid benefit for a long time. If being in a middle of such game isn't satisfying for you – here we've gathered all needed information to get rid of advertising software.


To realize the FileTour's point and the manners to deal with it, you need to understand its aims and infection ways. FileTour’s goal is simple: as every view on its ads gives a few coins to fraudsters, they are going to make you click on every single ad. A virus gives you such a significant amount of flood that you just can’t use your browser, and have to click on it. Pop-ups cover the entire screen, the site's navigation keys, and it's extremely difficult to fold up. It does not matter you stay on the site, or left instantly – it will be counted as an attendance. That’s how scammers make money, and why advertising programs are so popular lately. Now let us figure out, how can you recognize FileTour and discern it from all other gratis programs.



Certain utilities are malicious, but even some useful tools might inflict harm if they’re pirated, or found on the dangerous webpage. Fraudsters literally wrap a helpful program in advertising software and let you to download the whole bundle on the computer. When you unpack that file, it acts as an ordinary installer, with a few diversities. Bundles consist of some viruses, so having one of them means that there are as a minimum two other ones, dispersed in the system. There's one more difference: you should inspect the EULA before you install a free program because it could appear know some important information. You also must see everything that is placed in all menus in time of the setup, since one of them hides a checkbox to install an advertising program on the workstation or to forbid it.


First – each utility has its aim. If the program appears to be pointless, or its role isn't clearly seen – it’s a trap. We have a roll of utilities which most likely are fraud, and you better not install them under any circumstances. You should cautiously treat the system cleaners and the driver updaters that are made by suspicious developers. These utilities might probably be great, but the next ones will not: social network helpers, search assistants and all kinds of browser toolbars. Enlisted utilities can’t have any interesting functions and are just cluttering the workstation. Don't forget that if any utility is appearing on your display and asks to install it – it’s a scam.


Most times, it is a choice among two variants: total installation and installation for practiced users. The variant #1 means that a user does nothing and simply cuts the window, letting FileTour or some other virus to install. The second option is an ordinary setup, where operator might choose, what program he wants to install and what to ignore. Now, when you realized how to protect the PC from FileTour – it's time to understand how to uninstall virus.


How to remove FileTour

You have to eliminate FileTour and to detect all its remains, dispersed inside the device. You need to understand that you will have to not only get rid of FileTour, but also to clear some registry strings, renew some shortcuts, modify some system controls and alter browser settings. That can be performed via these elementary techniques: by and automatic. We can help to perform both of them. Here you can may the pros and cons of each technique so that you could pick one of them.


  • The by-hand method is extremely effective versus one virus, but its efficiency diminishes as the number of undesired tools grows. It doesn’t need an installation of any extra software, as you will need to eliminate some viruses by hand. We've made the instructions for manual removal, but we cannot ensure the accuracy of your actions, so you need to save the copy of your data before you start.
  • Automatic manner is simpler to perform, and it’s way more efficient in case of a major infestation. It may be unsuitable for the ones who don’t want to buy any more software, but still – it’s specifically what you require to clean the OS up and allow its safety.

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If you picked the manual method we have detailed guides. In addition, the removal video contains the full procedure with our comments. For an anti-virus utility elimination – we've got an AV-tool to offer. It is called Spyhunter AntiMalware, and it is a top-notch tool from a trusted developing company. Spyhunter has been on the market for eleven years, and hosts a wide base of happy customers. Of its pros, there is also loyal and effective 24/7 customer support, a democratic cost, regularly refreshed virus database and high efficiency. To purchase Spyhunter, or to try an unpaid version with limited functions – just click the link below.


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FileTour removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.



Step 1. Uninstall FileTour from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the FileTour, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select FileTour and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove FileTour from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the FileTour, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove FileTour from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete FileTour from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall FileTour from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select FileTour and press Disable

How to uninstall FileTour from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove FileTour from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete FileTour from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the FileTour, press Remove

How to uninstall FileTour from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete FileTour from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove FileTour from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instructions for Microsoft Edge

1. Launch Microsoft Edge

2. Click on Extensions in menu bar

3. Choose needed add-on and click on it

4. Press Uninstall


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete FileTour from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall FileTour from Safari. Step 2 How to remove FileTour from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose FileTour and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove FileTour from Opera. Step 1 How to delete FileTour from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall FileTour from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove ads from the browser




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after FileTour deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type FileTour in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'FileTour'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner start window



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