MyBrowser removal instructions
What is MyBrowser?
MyBrowser is a deceptive app claiming to be a legitimate Chromium-based Internet browser. Some users may believe that MyBrowser is a useful and credible application, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. One of the main reasons for these negative associations is stealth installation - MyBrowser infiltrates systems without users' permission. Furthermore, this app tracks Internet browsing activity and displays various online advertisements.
MyBrowser employs a virtual layer to display pop-up, banner, interstitial, in-text, and other similar ads. These ads do not originate from the visited websites and significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience by concealing underlying content. Most redirect to sites offering certain features or selling various merchandise, however, some might redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content. Thus, clicking them can lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections. In addition, MyBrowser gathers various information relating to users' Internet browsing habits including IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, operating system, time and date, etc. These details might contain personally identifiable details, which the developers of MyBrowser later share with third parties. Therefore, having this PUP installed on your system can result in privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly recommend that you uninstall MyBrowser immediately.
There are many adware-type apps claiming to be legitimate Internet browsers including CrossBrowser, BoBrowser, and Tortuga - these are just some examples from a long list. None provide the functionality promised. MyBrowser, and other adware, is designed to generate revenue by displaying advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click' - PPC - advertising model) and collecting personally identifiable information (which is later shared with third party companies). Users receive no real value.
How did MyBrowser install on my computer?
MyBrowser is likely to be distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Bundled applications are usually hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' download/installation settings. Unaware of this, users often skip this section and rush the processes, thereby inadvertently installing PUPs and exposing their systems to risk of further infection.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent installation of adware-type applications, closely analyze the download and installation processes. Follow each step and decline all offers to download or install additional apps. In addition, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, since most adware-type apps are concealed within this section - skipping it will prevent you from cancelling rogue apps.
Screenshot of MyBrowser application:
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- What is MyBrowser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MyBrowser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MyBrowser adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MyBrowser ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by MyBrowser' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove MyBrowser ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MyBrowser 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 "MyBrowser", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes MyBrowser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MyBrowser adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MyBrowser 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 ads by mybrowser, 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 ads by mybrowser, 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 ads by mybrowser 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 ads by mybrowser, 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 ads by mybrowser from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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