Ginyas Browser Companion

Also Known As: Ginyas Browser Companion Virus
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: High
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Ginyas Browser Companion - how to remove unwanted coupon ads?

What is Ginyas Browser Companion?

Ginyas Browser Companion is a browser add-on created by Blabbers Communications LTD., promising to save people time and money when shopping online. Essentially, this is a coupon plug-in that displays coupon ads when users visit eBay, Expedia, and other websites. This browser add-on is similar to other unwanted coupon-related extensions such as Drop Down Deals, Browse to Save, DealPly, and many others.

Ginyas browser Companion is categorized as an unwanted application due its devious promotion methods. In most cases, this browser add-on is bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet and computer users install it without their consent. Note that Ginyas is not directly related to malware, however, many computer users install this extension inadvertently. Be aware that Ginyas Browser Companion is often bundled with freeware and download clients from popular websites such as download.com, filewin.com, and eazel.com. Ensure that you pay close attention to each installation step of any free software downloaded from the Internet, or you may inadvertently install many unwanted software and browser add-ons.

Ginyas Browser Companion

Ginyas Browser Companion can be downloaded from its homepage, however, it often installs together with freeware. If you have installed this browser extension unwillingly, use the removal guide provided to eliminate unwanted coupon ads from your Internet browsers. To avoid installation of unwanted add-ons such as these, opt-out of additional software installation and disallow any suggested modifications to your browser settings during the installation phase of any free software.

Quick menu:

Ginyas Browser Companion removal:

 

Windows 7 users:

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Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". 

Windows XP users:

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Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

WIndows 8 users:

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Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

Ginyas Browser Companion uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Browser Companion Helper", select this entry and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling Ginyas Browser Companion, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Ginyas Browser Companion removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove Ginyas Browser Companion from Internet Explorer:

Ginyas Browser Companion Internet Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for these entries "Browser Companion Helper", "Browser Comapnion Helper Verifier" and disable them.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems removing Ginyas Browser Companion, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click on the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options". In the opened windows select "Advanced" tab and click on the "Reset" button.

Google Chrome logoRemove Ginyas Browser Companion from Google Chrome:

Ginyas Browser Companion Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate this entry: "Browser Companion Helper", select it and click on the trash can icon.

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with the removal of Ginyas Browser Companion add-on, you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". In the opened menu select "Extensions" and click "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click on the "Show advanced settings…." link. After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click on the "Reset browser settings" button. In the opened window click on the "Reset" button.

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Ginyas Browser Companion from Mozilla FireFox:

Ginyas Browser Companion Mozilla FireFox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Browser Companion Helper".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Ginyas Browser Companion, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click on the Firefox menufirefox menu iconin the opened menu click on the "Open Help Menu" iconfirefox help menu then select "Troubleshooting Information", in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.

Summary:

Ginyas Browser Companion is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.

Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Ginyas Browser Companion distribution:

Free software download clients used in adware distribution

To avoid installation of Ginyas Browser Companion be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:

Using decline button to avoid installation of adware

When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:

Using custom installation when downloading free software
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Ginyas Browser Companion from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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Comments 

 
#1 Don 2013-06-24 03:01
Hi, I have this in firefox, but it is not installed anywhere, how to remove it please?
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