Fusion Browser removal instructions
What is Fusion Browser?
Developed by Fusion Browser Media, Fusion Browser is a Chromium-based Internet browser that supposedly provides various useful features such as VPN services, weather forecasts, media players, etc. - "Experience the simplicity of Fusion’s stylish and intuitive interface with our online interactive tour. Explore the many features of Fusion including; integrated Facebook functionality, streaming music app, free VPN, local weather and a convenient deal finder." Although these features may seem legitimate and useful, Fusion Browser is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The reason for this negative association is the following behavior: stealth installation, display of advertisements, tracking of Internet browsing activity, and causing unwanted browser redirects.
After infiltrating the system, Fusion Browser sets itself as the default Internet browser. Furthermore, it installs a desktop toolbar containing a search bar and a number of links supposedly leading to the features offered (note that the toolbar cannot be closed). Users who attempt to search the Internet via this toolbar are redirected to the trovi.com website. Furthermore, they may encounter various online advertisements (for example, coupons, links to other websites, etc.) that can lead to untrusted websites. This behavior significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. Fusion Browser collects various Internet browsing-related information that is later shared with third parties, some of which may be personally identifiable. Thus, having an information-tracking app such as Fusion Browser installed on your system can lead to privacy issues. You are advised to uninstall this application immediately.
Although Fusion Browser is almost identical to Web Bar, it also shares many similarities with hundreds of other adware-type applications such as Chromatic, BeagleBrowser, and DeskBar. These also claim to be legitimate, however, most provide little or no value to the user. Adware-type applications such as Fusion Browser are designed to generate revenue by delivering advertisements, tracking information, and causing unwanted browser redirects.
How did Fusion Browser install on my computer?
Although Fusion Browser has an official download website, it is often distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Many users are unaware that potentially unwanted programs are concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By rushing the download and installation procedures and skipping these steps, they inadvertently install apps such as Fusion Browser. Be aware that the developers' revenue is dependent on the number of applications distributed, and therefore, they are not concerned with proper discloser of rogue installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent installation of adware-type applications, express caution during download and installation of any software. Closely analyze each step and click 'Decline' if installation of additional programs is offered. Furthermore, perform these processes using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to cancel them.
Fusion Browser adware installer set-up:
Screenshot of Fusion Browser desktop toolbar:
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- What is Fusion Browser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Fusion Browser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove potentially unwanted add-ons from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove unwanted plugins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Fusion 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 "Fusion Browser", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Fusion Browser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Fusion Browser adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Fusion Browser 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:
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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the fusion browser pup, 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the fusion browser pup, 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". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with fusion browser pup 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 fusion browser pup, 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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