Ginyas Browser Companion
Also Known As: Ginyas Browser Companion Virus, Type: Adware, Distribution: High
Damage level: Medium
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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 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.
Deceptive free software installer used in Ginyas adware distribution:
- What is Ginyas Browser Companion?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Browser Companion Helper application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Browser Companion Helper add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Browser Companion Helper plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Browser Companion Helper extension from Mozilla Firefox.
Ginyas Browser Companion removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs" and click "Uninstall a program".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Programs and Features".
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.
Ginyas Browser Companion removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Ginyas Browser Companion from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the 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 the "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 the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".
In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.
Click the "Reset" button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Ginyas Browser Companion from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ginyas browser companion, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select "Tools". From the opened menu, select "Extensions". In the opened window, select "Settings" (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the "Show advanced settings…" link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the "Reset browser settings" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
Remove Ginyas Browser Companion from Mozilla FireFox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Browser Companion Helper".
Computer users who have problems with ginyas browser companion removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,
Select "Troubleshooting Information".
In the opened window, click the "Reset Firefox" button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.
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:
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:
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:
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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