What is Dash Browser?
Dash is a rogue chromium-based web browser that falsely claims to significantly improve web browser performance. This application is very similar to Plants Vs Zombies, Jewel Quest Solitaire, Zombie Invasion, and many other apps.
Many users believe that Dash is a legitimate application, however, it is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Dash causes unwanted browser redirects, gathers various information regarding Internet browsing activity, and delivers various intrusive online advertisements.
Dash continually causes unwanted browser redirects to trovi.com - a fake Internet search engine. Furthermore, it displays pop-up, coupon, banner, and many other intrusive online advertisements. These are displayed through a 'virtual layer' and, thus, often conceal underlying content.
Furthermore, some lead to malicious websites - clicking them is risky and can lead to further computer infections. By continually causing unwanted browser redirects and delivering content-concealing advertisements, Dash significantly diminishes the browsing experience.
Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since Dash is records IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, and other similar information.
This data may seem insignificant, however, it will contain personally identifiable details that the developers of Dash browser share with third parties (and probably misused to generate revenue). The presence of a data-tracking application on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise you to uninstall Dash browser immediately.
There are many rogue chromium-based Internet browsers such as TappyTop, Wind, BrowserAir, and Kometa. All promise to enhance the Internet browsing experience in various ways, however, these claims are simply attempts to trick users to install. Research shows that rogue chromium-based browsers are designed only to generate revenue for the developers.
Most provide no real value for regular users. Dash, and other similar applications, collect personally identifiable information, deliver intrusive online advertisements, and cause unwanted browser redirects. These applications diminish the Internet browsing experience.
How did Dash Browser install on my computer?
This deceptive application is distributed via an official download website and a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular applications/software. Be aware that bundled apps are often hidden within the 'Custom/Advanced' section of the download/installation processes.
Skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of bogus programs. Furthermore, users expose their systems to risk of further infections and threaten their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent installation of potentially unwanted programs, be cautious during the download and installation processes. The key to computer safety is caution. Analyze the download/installation procedures using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. In addition, decline all offers to download/install third party applications.
Screenshot of Dash Browser installer:
Screenshot of Dash Browser application:
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- What is Dash Browser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Dash Browser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted add-ons from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove unwanted extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Dash Browser adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Dash", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Dash Browser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Dash Browser adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Dash Browser did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by dash browser, 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 malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by dash browser, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by dash browser 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by dash browser, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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