Wind Browser

Wind Browser virus is an ad-serving program and platform that displays deceptive advertisements on the webpages you visit online. Wind Browser ads will often contain text on them that say “Ads by Wind Browser.

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Wind Browser adware infects your system by installing along side other potentially unwanted programs without your knowledge. These programs take advantage of users through false advertisement. Unsuspecting people are tricked into downloading them, believing that they are receiving some other program or service. Wind Browser is either downloaded directly bundled with the original program or by a hidden program which downloads Wind Browser after the installation is complete.

Wind Browser adware is capable of attaching itself to your web browser without need for your consent or knowledge. A common route of infection for Wind Browser is hidden behind a program or file from a disreputable client. Usual suspects for hidden adware such as Wind Browser include but are not limited to freeware, download managers, and torrent files. Wind Browser will automatically begin downloading in the background after the original download has completed.

If you notice ads by Wind Browser in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari it is recommended to remove the adware immediately and scan your computer with reputable software to locate additional threats that may have been introduced to your system by Wind Browser. Our test machine was able to locate hundreds of malicious files that were introduced to our machine alongside this adware.

Threat Details

Name Wind Browser, Wind Browser virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Description Alternative web browser
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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How to remove Wind Browser (Virus Removal Guide)

This Wind Browser removal guide will remove Wind Browser, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall Wind Browser and unwanted programs
  4. Remove Wind Browser extension
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro 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.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall Wind Browser and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall Wind Browser and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for Wind Browser Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled Wind Browser Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove Wind Browser extension

The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

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

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

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

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

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the Wind Browser add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

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

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. 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.

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