BeagleBrowser Adware

Also Known As: Ads by BeagleBrowser
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

BeagleBrowser removal instructions

What is BeagleBrowser?

BeagleBrowser is a dubious, Chromium-based Internet browser claiming to provide the safest and fastest Internet browsing experience - "Beagle is an easy-to-use web browser which create a clean and safe environment for surfing the web." By offering these features, BeagleBrowser attempts to give the impression of legitimate and useful software, however, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to rogue behavior exhibited by this browser - stealth installation, information tracking, and display of intrusive online ads.

BeagleBrowser adware

After infiltrating the system, BeagleBrowser automatically sets itself as the default Internet browser without users' permission. Furthermore, it installs a number of browser plug-ins on other installed browsers. Although BeagleBrowser claims to block advertisements, it actually displays various ads, including pop-up, link, full-page, among others. These ads may conceal the content of visited websites, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. This application continually tracks all user actions when browsing the Internet. The collected information (IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) is later shared with third parties, may contain personally identifiable details, and misused to generate revenue. Thus, having BeagleBrowser installed on your system can lead to privacy issues. You are strongly advised against the use of BeagleBrowser - uninstall it immediately.

BeagleBrowser is virtually identical to Tortuga, BrowserAir, and Chromatic among other apps. Although these applications offer similar features, none provide any real value. Adware-type apps such as BeagleBrowser are designed to generate revenue by displaying advertisements and sharing collected information with third parties.

How did BeagleBrowser install on my computer?

As with the above adware, BeagleBrowser is distributed as a 'bundle' along with other (commonly free) software. The developers are aware that many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software, and therefore, they conceal download/installation of bogus apps within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Users are often unaware that skipping these settings leads to inadvertent installation of bogus applications.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

All applications should be downloaded and installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Follow each step of these processes and opt-out of any third party applications included. The key to computer safety is caution. Do not rush the download and installation procedures.

BeagleBrowser adware installer set-up:

Deceptive Internet browser 'BeagleBrowser' installation setup

Intrusive online advertisements displayed by BeagleBrowser adware ('Powered by BeagleBrowser'):

beaglebrowser adware generating pop-up ads

Screenshot of BeagleBrowser application:

Deceptive BeagleBrowser adware application

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Quick menu:

BeagleBrowser adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

BeagleBrowser adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "BeagleBrowser", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes BeagleBrowser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove BeagleBrowser ads from Internet browsers:

At time of research, BeagleBrowser did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing BeagleBrowser ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing BeagleBrowser ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by beaglebrowser, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing BeagleBrowser  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing BeagleBrowser ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by beaglebrowser, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing BeagleBrowser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing BeagleBrowser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by beaglebrowser removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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