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How To Remove Browse22Save Virus – Browse22Save Malware (Adware/Hijacker)

What is Browse22Save (Browse 22 Save)?

Browse22Save (browse22save virus) is malware categorized as adware that uses a browser hijacker, conveniently titled Browse22Save to collect user information and display primarily in-text advertisements. Browse22Save is multi-browser Windows adware, closely associated with riskware (software that puts computer systems and users at risk) and trojan horses that can cause severe computing issues. Furthermore the Browse22Save virus ultimately changes internet browser settings to accommodate the adware infection, which may include the home page and default search engine of infected internet browsers.

The Browse22Save browser add-on and extension attaches to internet browsers without permission in order to generate in-text style pop-up advertisements. Browse22Save advertisements are often words in articles that are unnecessarily hyper-linked to unwanted advertisements.


Browse22Save primarily works as an advertising platform, associated with in-text advertisements such as Text Enhance (pictured above).

  • Similar malware includes adware titled Browse to Save (Browse2Save).

Browse22Save virus scan results: (Third-Party classifications)

Performed by: Description
Comodo Application.Win32.Multiplug.D
DrWeb Adware.Plugin.31
ESET-NOD32 Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.H
F-Prot JS/MegaSearch.A.gen
Ikarus not-a-virus:AdWare.MegaSearch
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch.am
Malwarebytes Adware.MultiPlug
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Script.Plugin.bljgmi
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

How does Browse22Save infect a computer?

Browse22Save can be manually and voluntarily downloaded and installed from a variety of software distribution websites. The Browse22Save add-on and extension may even be available for download from legitimate websites, but the developers behind Browse22Save malware frequently pull the item from internet in order to steer away from conflict.

Browse22Save bundles with third-party programs and files, including freeware, shareware, torrents, and codecs. It has been noted that removing third-party add-ons has stopped unwanted advertisements associated with Browse22Save from appearing.

Use the instructions below to remove the Browse22Save virus and additional malware.

Green Arrow Bullet How to remove Browse22Save malware

  1. Automatically remove Browse22Save – Browse22Save removal software
  2. Manually remove Browse22Save – Uninstall Browse22Save and third-party malware

1. Automatic removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Browse22Save and third-party malware, as well as automatically repair internet browser settings if needed.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

Purchase   Download

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, open the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, please do so.

3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect Browse22Save malware (as multi-plugin adware/labeled above) and additional third-party malware infecting the computer system.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

4. Once the scan is over, Malwarebytes will prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected).

Malwarebytes Gadgetbox


CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings, start-up settings, or troubleshoot Browse22Save malware removal/uninstall issues.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab.

2. Manual removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Browse22Save and remove the Browse22Save add-on and extension using generic procedures, as well as third-party browser attachments.

How to uninstall Browse22Save adware

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for Browse22Save (and suspicious third party software). To uninstall Browse22Save, double click the program details, or highlight Browse22Save in the list of programs and click Uninstall.

How to remove Browse22Save add-on & extension

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Locate the Browse22Save extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.

3. Follow any Uninstall instructions.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Browse22Save add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Browse22Save add-on and remove it if located.

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