BrowsePro removal instructions
What is BrowsePro?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, BrowsePro is a potentially unwanted applications, which promises to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping and adding other useful functionality. This may seem a legitimate browser extension, however, be aware that BrowsePro is considered to be adware since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on browsers without users' permission. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, BrowsePro tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording diverse software and hardware information including, for example, entered search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, and other similar details, which may be personally identifiable. This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
In addition, BrowsePro generates various intrusive online advertisements including search, banner, text-link, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking these ads will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections, and therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate BrowsePro from your Internet browsers. The developers of this potentially unwanted application (SuperWeb LLC) have released several hundred rogue browser plug-ins identical to BrowsePro. Loffinam, Sizlsearch, Yawtix, and StormVade are just a few examples amongst many others. SuperWeb LLC releases identical browser plug-ins under different names to avoid the detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware suites. None of these extensions add any real value for the user - their purpose is to generate income by the display of intrusive online advertisements.
Most Internet users inadvertently infect their PCs with adware during the download of free software via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, download.com, and many others. Download clients are used to monetize these websites' free services by offering promoted browser extensions together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the freeware download process and clicking the 'Decline' button when installation of any additional applications is offered. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular'. This will reveal any hidden applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. Users who have already installed BrowsePro and observe "Powered by BrowsePro", "BrowsePro Deals", and "Ads by BrowsePro" should follow this removal guide to eliminate BrowsePro adware from their Internet browsers.
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- What is BrowsePro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BrowsePro application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BrowsePro plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BrowsePro add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove BrowsePro extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BrowsePro extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 "BrowsePro", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes BrowsePro ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BrowsePro ads from 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 "BrowsePro", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the browsepro virus, 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 on "Extensions". Locate: "BrowsePro", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the browsepro virus, 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "BrowsePro".
Computer users who have problems with browsepro virus 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 browsepro virus, 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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