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How to remove BrowsePlus (Virus Removal Steps)

BrowsePlus (also searched for as BrowsePlus virus) is an advertisement injector program and browser application that is included in the adware and potentially unwanted program (PUP) categories of computer threats. Like most unwanted programs and adware, the BrowsePlus program is typically contracted without user consent and knowledge. It may also use deceptive marketing tactics to trick users into installing it. Once installed, BrowsePlus will serve several pop-up, pop-under, and int-text style advertisements which usually say something similar to Ads By BrowsePlus or Powered By BrowsePlus on them.


Although BrowsePlus adware is not defined as a computer virus, the program to be taken lightly. The adware can violate your privacy without your consent and cause many privacy related issues. It generates very intrusive pop-up and in-text styled ads which are defined as ‘targeted’ ads. Targeted style ads are a very big privacy concern because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit and your browser history) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware essentially ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

BrowsePlus is can also be the sign of a very severe malware infection. In fact, our review of this adware found that it downloaded and installed alongside hundreds of malicious files and unwanted programs, which is more than most common forms of adware. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove BrowsePlus if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

BrowsePlus and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. BrowsePlus is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that BrowsePlus adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • BrowsePlus often bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • BrowsePlus is usually bundled inside third-party installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or freeware programs which are distributed by websites similar to download.com and softonic.com.
  • BrowsePlus injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • BrowsePlus makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings (such as Windows registry) and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program has been disabled it will enable itself to run.


How to remove BrowsePlus (Virus Removal Steps)

Step 1: Automatically remove BrowsePlus virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.


2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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

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

Malwarebytes scan for BrowsePlus

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

6. 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.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing BrowsePlus we suggest that use a second opinion scanner and removal tool such as HitmanPro to locate and remove any malicious files that may be present.[/note]

Step 2: Manually remove BrowsePlus

How to uninstall BrowsePlus

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

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for BrowsePlus in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click BrowsePlus to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find BrowsePlus in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove BrowsePlus below.[/note]

How to remove BrowsePlus add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

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

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

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the BrowsePlus add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

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

[note align=”left”]If you do not find BrowsePlus in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove BrowsePlus below.[/note]

BrowsePlus virus removal tips

  • If you do not find BrowsePlus in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing BrowsePlus 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

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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