Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) FormFetcherPro


Posted: October 5, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 2,400
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 19,105
First Seen: October 5, 2017
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

FormFetcherPro is a browser utility, which is meant to help users find and download forms that they might need to, for example, file their taxes. While having access to these forms may sound helpful certainly, you should remember that you can find this information by performing a quick Web search for the form you need. While FormFetcherPro may simplify the process by allowing you to search for forms from your Chrome new tab page directly, you should know that FormFetcherPro simply refers its users to 3rd-party services that are not affiliated with this software.

FormFetcherPro is part of the product catalog of Mindspark Interactive Network, a software development company that seems to specialize in the creation of browser extensions that provide users with access to new fancy features – such as the GifsGalore add-on. However, many of the company's products have been identified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), and FormFetcherPro isn't an exception. Users with an up-to-date PC security application installed on their computers may see an alert when they attempt to install FormFetcherPro since this extension is likely to be detected as a PUP.

When a user agrees to install FormFetcherPro, they must also agree to the software's Terms & Conditions. These include authorizing the add-on to replace the Chrome New Tab with a search engine hosted by MyWay.com. While this change is not threatening, it is likely that most users would not want it since people prefer to use the websites they are used to. The MyWay.com search page that FormFetcherPro promotes hosts not just a search feature, but also a weather widget, links to popular Web destinations, as well as form searching tools, which are the primary reason why this extension would be installed. If you have installed FormFetcherPro and are not happy with what it has to offer, then you should learn how to dispose of this extension in the quickest way possible. While it is possible to uninstall it via Chrome's settings panel manually, you also can eliminate FormFetcherPro with a credible PC security scanning tool.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathformfetcherpro.dl.myway[1].xmlformfetcherpro.dl.tb.ask[1].xmlhttp_formfetcherpro.dl.myway.com_0.localstoragehttp_formfetcherpro.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journalhttp_formfetcherpro.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstoragehttp_formfetcherpro.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journalHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\FormFetcherProSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\formfetcherpro.dl.myway.comSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\formfetcherpro.dl.tb.ask.comHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}FormFetcherProTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer

Additional Information

The following directories were created: