MyBrowser Adware

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

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 adware

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:

Deceptive MyBrowser adware-type application

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Quick menu:

MyBrowser 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.

MyBrowser adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

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 MyBrowser  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 MyBrowser ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mybrowser, 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, 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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