How to remove Music Browsing (Virus Removal Guide)

Music Browsing

This page explains what Music Browsing is and helps you remove the Music Browsing extension from Chrome and viruses, malware, and other threats from your PC.


Description and Permissions


 

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Display notifications
  • Communicate with cooperating websites
  • Change your search settings to: music.searchmedia.online

What is Music Browsing?


Music Browsing is a potentially malicious internet browser extension that is compatible with Google Chrome and other web browsers. When the Music Browsing extension is installed it will make unwanted modifications to your default search settings in order to cause web searches performed in the address bar to redirect to movie.searchmedia.online and then to search.yahoo.com.

Music Browsing

In addition to modified browser settings, the extension and threats similar to it will can other symptoms such as the ones listed below:

  • Pop-up ads, pop-under ads, in-text ads, and banner advertisements
  • Slow and sluggish computer
  • Internet browser crash

A serious concern with the Music Browsing extension is that it is advertised on websites that also advertise and host malware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, and spyware. This means that if you have seen an advertisement for Music Browsing or found the extension installed it is likely that your computer has been introduced to other threats that should be eradicated with urgency.


How is it distributed?


The Music Browsing extension is usually distributed like most common unwanted programs and browser attachments are. The extension is bolstered by advertisements that can be deceptive. It might be advertised as something it is not in order to trick victims into installing it and other potentially unwanted programs and malware.

The extension is often offered as a custom or advanced installation by third-party download managers for freeware programs. The download managers may give the user a chance to accept or decline the offer to install this extension and others. If the user does not opt out the program will install in the background. The way that the custom installation is presented may also be inadequate and designed to trick the user into installing programs they did not mean to install. It’s advised to be alert when installing free programs from the internet and keep an eye out for custom installation presentations to avoid any confusion and security risks.


How do I remove Music Browsing?



STEP 1: Remove malware from your computer

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan your computer and remove malicious files and potentially unwanted programs.

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2. To install the program, click the file you just downloaded. It can usually be located in the Download folder.

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3. A window that says “Welcome to the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard” will appear. Click Agree and Install to begin the installation. Once complete, click Finish.

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4. Now the Malwarebytes is installed, open the program and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

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3. When the scan is complete click the Quarantine Selected button.

4. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

5. Next, Download HitmanPro to perform a second-opinion scan and remove any remaining malicious trace files.

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6. Once installed, 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.

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

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

9. Click the Reboot button.

Your computer should now be completely free of Music Browsing Extension and other malicious files; However, you can still use the manual repair and uninstall instructions below if your browser settings have not been repaired or if you think an unwanted program is still installed on your machine.


STEP 2: Remove Music Browsing extension

Chrome

  1. Open the Customize and control Google Chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Find the Music Browsing extension in the list and click the Remove button to remove it.

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari


STEP 3: Uninstall unwanted programs

If you are infected with adware and other unwanted programs you might be able to uninstall unwanted programs from your computer. Use these instructions to uninstall unwanted programs that may have installed on your machine. If you do not find a program installed on your machine make sure to scan your computer for malware using the instructions above.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.