How to remove The Browser (Virus Removal Guide)

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What is The Browser virus?

The Browser virus (also searched for as TheBrowser) is a term for a program that reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs recognized as adware and a potentially unwanted program. The program is potentially malicious. It is difficult to uninstall even via Windows Control Panel. Once The Browser is installed it will change your internet browser settings and displays advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Internet Explorer.

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The Browser is usually promoted as a free alternative web browser that utilizes the open source Google Chromium project.

How did The Browser virus get on my computer?

The Browser virus and ad-serving programs like it are usually introduced to a computer without user knowledge. The Browser can bundle with other unwanted programs that automatically download and install it in the background without your approval. The adware can be contracted from third-party software bundlers and download managers associated with dubious programs, torrent files, and browser add-ons and extensions.

The Browser may also use various misleading marketing tactics to get users to manually install it. It is often promoted as a free program that can help you translate content online.

How to uninstall The Browser from Windows

Follow the instructions to uninstall The Browser and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer. If you do not find The Browser installed on your computer but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.

1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).

2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).

3. Search for The Browser in the list of installed programs and double click it to uninstall it. You can also select The Browser with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled The Browser look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.

If you have issues uninstalling this program you can end the “The Browser.exe” process in Windows Task Manager (press Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and delete all files found in this path: C:\Users\botcr_000\AppData\Local\TheBrowser

How to remove unwanted browser attachments

Follow the instructions to remove The Browser add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that it may bundle with from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find a The Browser attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files. To remove The Browser from Microsoft internet browsers you must uninstall the program.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the The Browser extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the The Browser add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the The Browser extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove The Browser virus with Malwarebytes

Follow the instructions to remove The Browser with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

How to remove The Browser virus with HitmanPro

Follow the instructions to remove The Browser with HitmanPro second-opinion software.

1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

How to clean and repair your computer with CCleaner

Follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.

1. Download and install CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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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. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Finally, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

The Browser removal tips

  • If you are still having issues removing LuckySave you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

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Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.