What is BrowseIgnite?
Created by Game Honey LLC, the BrowseIgnite browser add-on claims to make users' Internet browsing experience more productive by displaying Wikipedia, Bing, and Google results relating to any selected text within an in-page window. It also adds easy-to-reach vocabulary and translation tools.
Whilst such functionality may seem legitimate, this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Furthermore, the add-on generates intrusive ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
The BrowseIgnite plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, computer users often install it inadvertently together with free software downloaded from the Internet.
After successful infiltration, this adware generates banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, and interstitial ads, which are inserted or displayed over portions of web pages visited. The plug-in also generates in-text ads - converting words on pages viewed into hyperlinks that link to advertisements.
Furthermore, this potentially unwanted application monitors and records users' Internet browsing activity - recording the domain names of pages viewed and advertisements appearing on these pages, IP addresses, operating system types, search queries, browsing history, physical locations, and other information.
The presence of the BrowseIgnite add-on on your system can lead to malware and virus infections, and cause serious privacy issues. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s.
BrowseIgnite is similar to other potentially unwanted applications (which install together with free software) including, for example, HighliteApp, clicknmark, BestMarkit, and Remarkit. These browser plug-ins add no significant value and cause intrusive ads.
To avoid installation of adware, be attentive when downloading free software since, today, most free software download websites use 'download clients' to monetize their free services. Download clients are small programs offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen freeware.
Some download clients are deceptive, and therefore, it is important to inspect each download step. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of BrowseIgnite, or other adware, by clicking the 'decline' button.
If you have already installed this plug-in, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this potentially unwanted application from your Internet browser/s.
Deceptive free software installers used in BrowseIgnite adware distribution:
BrowseIgnite adware generating intrusive banner ads ('Ads by browseignite'):
BrowseIgnite adware generating coupon ads ('Best Coupons!') in various online shopping websites:
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- What is BrowseIgnite?
- STEP 1. Uninstall BrowseIgnite application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove BrowseIgnite add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove BrowseIgnite plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove BrowseIgnite extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove BrowseIgnite extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
BrowseIgnite 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 "BrowseIgnite", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes BrowseIgnite ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove BrowseIgnite ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gears" 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 browseignite 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 on "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the browseignite 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with browseignite 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 browseignite 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.
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