Object Browser ads removal instructions
What is Object Browser?
Developed by Goobzo LTD, Object Browser is a potentially unwanted application that installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. This software is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. At time of research, this adware was bundled with a free program called 'YouTube Accelerator'.
The Object Browser add-on installs without users' consent and causes various intrusive ads including "Powered by Object Browser", "brought by Object Browser", or "Ads by object Browser". Furthermore, this adware tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording pages read, movement from page-to-page, web requests, Internet Protocol address, browser information, application numbers, referring page, cookies, geographical location, and other information. Having this potentially unwanted application installed on your Internet browsers can lead to high-risk malware infections and privacy issues, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate this plug-in from your computer.
Object Browser is similar to other adware that installs without consent and causes intrusive ads when browsing the Internet. Examples include Fassurun, Storimbo, and Myhoome among many others. The best way to avoid installation of potentially unwanted programs such as these is to be attentive when downloading free software. Today, most freeware download websites use 'download clients', which offer installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless freeware downloading can result in adware infections. When downloading free software, decline installation of any advertised browser extensions by clicking the 'decline' button. If you observe ads generated by Object Browser, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this potentially unwanted application from your computer.
Deceptive free software installers used in Object Browser adware distribution:
Object Browser adware generating intrusive online ads ('Brought to you by Object Browser'):
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- What is Object Browser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Object Browser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Object Browser add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Object Browser plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Object Browser extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Object Browser extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Object Browser adware 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 10 and 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.
Mac 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 "Object Browser", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling Object Browser, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Object Browser adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Object Browser" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the object browser adware, 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: "Object Browser", select it and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the object browser adware, 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" and remove "Object Browser".
Computer users who have problems with object browser adware 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 object browser adware, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove object browser adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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