Higher Aurum Virus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Higher Aurum removal instructions
Higher Aurum is a potentially unwanted application which generates various unwanted ads and track user's Internet browsing. While many Internet users refer to this browser add-on as a virus actually it's an adware which is being distributed using free software downloads. Most commonly computer users realize that their Internet browsers are infiltrated with this unwanted browser plugin after noticing "Higher Aurum Ads", "Higher Aurum Deals" and "Powered by Higher Aurum" advertisements while surfing the Internet. The source of these ads are adware which installs on user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent. Internet users should know that nowadays the majority of free software downloads websites are using download clients to promote various free browser plugins.
This is done to monetize their free services, however mentioned download clients are commonly causing unwilling installations of adware. To avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications Internet users should be very careful when downloading freeware, if your download is managed by some download client be sure to decline any offers of installing additional browser extensions. Notice that some of download clients are deceptive and they hide the "decline" button which can be used to opt-out installation of some promoted browser plugins.
Higher Aurum doesn't add any value and causes various unwanted ads, for example search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Moreover it is tracking user's Internet browsing by recording IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, other software and hardware information. Having this browser extensions installed on one's Internet browsers can cause malware infections and privacy issues. Notice that developers of this browser plugin (Super Web LLC) are releasing identical browser extensions which different names to avoid detection by antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Previous variants of this adware were named BatBrowse, Browse Beyond and many other. If you have accidentally installed this browser add-on use the provided removal instructions and eliminate it from your Internet browsers.
Higher Aurum removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window look for "Higher Aurum", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Higher Aurum scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Higher Aurum from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Higher Aurum from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Higher Aurum" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of Higher Aurum you can reset you 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.
Remove Higher Aurum from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Higher Aurum" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If Higher Aurum extension is greyed out and you can't remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Higher Aurum from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Higher Aurum".
If you are having problems with the removal of Higher Aurum you can reset you Mozilla Firefox settings to default.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.