How to remove Browse For The Cause (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Browse For The Cause?

Browse For The Cause (BrowseForTheCause) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and potential malware found in the adware category of computer threats by most reputable security products. Browse For The Cause is used to access and collect user information, change existing internet browser settings, and serve advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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Potential Browse For The Cause malware and associated programs, including additional browser add-ons and extensions often have permission to access and collect user information such as a user’s complete browsing activity and history, as well as information about bookmarks and browser themes. This information is used to serve targeted advertisements across multiple internet browsers and may also be submitted to third-party contractors (marketing and mailing lists).

Internet users may also experience unwanted browser redirects when opening a new browser window, opening a new browser tab, or searching the web using the browser address or omni bar.

Advertisements display by this program are delivered in many different forms and are often identified by text that says something similar to Ads by Browse For The Cause,” although these advertisements may be served by additional third-party adware and advertising platforms.

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Browse For The Cause has been found to associate with and bundle with additional third-party malware and PUPs during the installation process of third-party freeware promoted by media related websites. In some cases a user may be given the chance to accept or decline and offer to install this item and additional programs: However, the request to decline is often ignored.

This Browse For The Cause removal guide will help you remove the Browse For The Cause virus and uninstall Browse For The Cause malware from Windows in order to get rid of unwanted pop-up advertisements and browser redirects on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

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  1. Option 1: Browse For The Cause Removal Software & Tools – This first option details how to remove Browse For The Cause malware using the free or full versions of Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareHitman Pro software, and/or CCleaner by Piriform.
  2. Option 2: Manually remove Browse For The Cause – This second option details how to manually uninstall BrowseForTheCause and remove unwanted browser attachments
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1. Browse For The Cause Removal Software & Tools

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Browse For The Cause and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Browse For The Cause adware and associated third-party software.

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

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and 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 BrowseForTheCause and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Browse For The Cause, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manually Remove Browse For The Cause

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Browse For The Cause adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

How to uninstall BrowseForTheCause

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

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

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3. In the list of installed programs search for BrowseForTheCause and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Browse For The Cause add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove Browse For The Cause add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.

Google Chrome

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

2. Search for the Browse For The Cause extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Browse For The Cause 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 Browse For The Cause add-on and remove it if located.