Remove FoTest Ads from Chrome/FF/IE

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If you are greeted by pop-up advertisements “Brought to you by FoTest” every single time you try to browse the web, don’t worry! There is no cause for concern! It only means that you were tricked into allowing adware to infect your system, and now you’re stuck with a harmful and intrusive application. Due to your distraction, you’ll have to deal with the infuriating repercussions of having FoTest running around your system. Unfortunately, the ads will be the least of your concerns. The pop-ups’ appearance will be followed by frequent system crashes, slower PC performance, and a grave security threat. That’s right. Among other things, FoTest seriously jeopardizes your personal safety. Well, given the entire bundle of troubles this malicious program will cause you, maybe you do have cause for concern. The only way, to spare yourself of the issues FoTest will bring you, is to delete it immediately after it reveals its existence.

How did I get infected with?

FoTest usually announces its presence when the annoying pop-ups start showing up. Until then, you are utterly oblivious to it being in your system. That’s because, while the program requires your permission for its installation, it not only manages to get it, but it also manages to keep you in the dark. That’s right. The application is so resourceful in its trickery that you have no idea you allowed in such a severe threat until the damage is already done. You’re probably wondering how FoTest sneaks past you so skillfully. Well, more often than not, it hides behind freeware, corrupted websites, corrupted links, or spam email attachments. But it can also pose as a false program or system update. This program prays on your distraction, so maybe if you’re a bit more attentive, you’ll avoid getting stuck with it.

Why are these ads dangerous?

FoTest is marketed as a helpful tool with which you can save money. Supposedly, it provides you with coupons and shows you all kinds of deals and bargains. If it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. There is a catch, of course. The program displays these coupons, deals and bargains via the incessant pop-ups. The issue here is that the ads are highly unreliable and harmful. If you are deceived into clicking on them, you’ll only regret it, as they will most likely lead to more malware installations on your computer. And if one malicious program can cause your system so much damage, just imagine what two or more can lead to. FoTest is designed to start keeping track of your browsing activities as soon as it invades your PC. But it doesn’t only observe you, what it does is much worse than merely spy on you. The application is programmed to keep track of every move you make and catalog it. Once it feels it has gathered enough data on you, it proceeds to send it to the third parties behind it. After it falls in their hands, these people can use it however they please, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Don’t gamble with your personal and financial information. Do what’s best for you and your computer, and delete FoTest as quickly as possible.

How Can I Remove FoTest Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the FoTest infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall FoTest from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete FoTest from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove FoTest from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall FoTest from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the FoTest program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove FoTest from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove FoTest Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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