What is Browser Inverter Utility?
Browser Inverter Utility is a piece of software claiming to be able to invert website colors, thereby creating a dark-mode for browsing. This browser extension is classified as adware since it delivers intrusive advert campaigns.
Additionally, Browser Inverter Utility spies on users' browsing activity and collects sensitive information extracted from it. Due to the questionable techniques used to distribute adware-type products, they are also categorized as PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Adware enables the placement of third-party graphical content - on any visited site and/or different interfaces. This software can deliver pop-ups, surveys, coupons, banners, full-page, and other intrusive advertisements.
These ads seriously diminish the browsing quality as they limit the browsing speed and overlay webpages. Furthermore, intrusive adverts endanger device and user safety.
Once clicked on, the advertisements redirect to various untrustworthy/malicious websites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs). As mentioned in the introduction, Browser Inverter Utility has data tracking abilities. Information of interest includes: URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, IP addresses, geolocations, personally identifiable details, etc.
Adware developers monetize the gathered data by sharing it with and/or selling it to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals). In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
Therefore, it is crucial to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Ads by Browser Inverter Utility
|Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
|Browser Inverter Utility
|Website color inversion
|Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
|Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.
|Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
|Malware Removal (Windows)
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Users are enticed into download/installation with offers of various "useful" functionalities. However, the advertised functions are seldom operational.
In fact, this applies to nearly all PUAs. The only goal of unwanted apps is to generate profit for the developers; hence, functionality and user safety are irrelevant.
PUAs operate by running intrusive advertisement campaigns, causing redirects to unreliable and malicious websites, hijacking browsers, and collecting private data.
How did Browser Inverter Utility install on my computer?
Select PUAs (e.g., Browser Inverter Utility) have "official" promotional/download sites. These applications can also be downloaded/installed together with other programs.
"Bundling" is the name of this false marketing technique - packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive advertisements are used to spread PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software products prior to download/installation and/or purchase. All downloads must be performed from official and verified sources.
Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer harmful and bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, explore possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate; however, they redirect to various questionable webpages (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and many others).
In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be inspected and all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with Browser Inverter Utility, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Browser Inverter Utility adware asking permission to track data:
Website used to promote Browser Inverter Utility adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Browser Inverter Utility?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Browser Inverter Utility application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Browser Inverter Utility ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove 'Ads by Browser Inverter Utility' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Browser Inverter Utility extension from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove Browser Inverter Utility adware from Internet Explorer.
Browser Inverter Utility 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 "Browser Inverter Utility", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Browser Inverter Utility ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Browser Inverter Utility adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Browser Inverter Utility", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by browser inverter utility, 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 plugins 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 "Browser Inverter Utility".
Computer users who have problems with ads by browser inverter utility 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 browser inverter utility, 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.
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 "Browser Inverter Utility", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by browser inverter utility, 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.
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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