What kind of application is Browser Cleaner Pro?
Browser Cleaner Pro is marketed as a powerful tool designed to effectively clean browsing data and cookies. However, while testing this browser extension, our team noticed that it delivers intrusive advertisements. For this reason, we classified Browser Cleaner Pro as adware (advertising-supported software).
Browser Cleaner Pro in detail
The advertisements generated by Browser Cleaner Pro are intrusive and may redirect users to potentially harmful websites. These websites might utilize deceptive tactics to trick users into calling fake technical support numbers, downloading suspicious applications, or divulging sensitive information like credit card details, passwords, ID card information, etc.
Moreover, the ads generated by the ad-supported software have the capability to trigger unauthorized downloads and installations through the execution of specific scripts. As a result, it is strongly advised to uninstall Browser Cleaner Pro and exercise caution by refraining from trusting any of its advertisements.
Furthermore, Browser Cleaner Pro has the ability to access and modify all data on all websites, which means it has extensive control over the information present on any website a user visits. The wide-ranging access of Browser Cleaner Pro to read and change data on all websites can potentially result in various detrimental outcomes.
|Name||Ads by Browser Cleaner Pro|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More about adware
Adware exhibits intrusive advertisements and has the ability to hijack web browsers to promote questionable search engines. These browser-hijacking applications often modify the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page. Utilizing unreliable search engines can expose users to potentially harmful websites and apps.
How did adware install on my computer?
We discovered Browser Cleaner Pro on a deceptive website claiming that an important Chrome update is available and instructing us to click "Install" to continue. Users may inadvertently download and add Browser Cleaner Pro through this (or similar) site. The screenshot of this page is provided below.
It is also common for adware to be installed through bundled software installations, where adware is included as an extra component alongside legitimate software. Deceptive advertisements or misleading links can also lead to the installation of adware.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
During installations, carefully review each step and opt out of additional offers or bundled software. Stick to reputable sources such as official websites or app stores for software downloads. Be cautious when clicking on ads or links, especially those that appear suspicious or offer questionable deals.
Also, avoid allowing dubious sites to send notifications. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Deceptive website promoting Browser Cleaner Pro app:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Browser Cleaner Pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove 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 Cleaner Pro" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by browser cleaner pro, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by browser cleaner pro 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 cleaner pro, 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware can lead to intrusive and disruptive advertisements that disrupt browsing activities, slow down system performance, and consume network resources. Adware can also compromise user privacy by collecting personal information and browsing habits,
What does adware do?
Adware, also known as advertising-supported software, is specifically created to deliver intrusive advertisements to users' devices.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware developers typically generate revenue by promoting various products, websites, or services. A significant portion of their revenue is derived from participating in affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Browser Cleaner Pro adware?
Combo Cleaner can thoroughly scan your computer to identify and eliminate any adware applications that may be installed. It is worth noting that manual removal may not always be sufficient, as there may be hidden file leftovers within the system. Even after uninstalling the main software, certain components could still be present and operational.