Tesla Browser Unwanted Application
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Tesla Browser?
Tesla Browser is presented as a legitimate Internet browser that supposedly provides users with the best Internet browsing experience - "Tesla Browser Your World wide web provider".
At first glance, this application may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Tesla Browser is categorized as a potentially unwanted adware-type program (PUP) that infiltrates systems without users' permission.
Users who have (probably unwillingly) installed Tesla Browser might be presented with intrusive online ads. Note that advertisements generated by adware-type applications usually (but not always) redirect to e-commerce websites offering various services.
Users might also be redirected to infectious websites, and therefore, accidental clicks on any ads can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, intrusive advertisements are often generated using a 'virtual layer', which enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited websites.
Thus, none of the ads originate from the visited sites and conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, adware-type applications commonly collect various software and hardware information that might be personally identifiable.
This data is shared with third parties who can misuse it to generate revenue. Be aware that having adware-type application installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Tesla Browser claims to be a legitimate app, however, you should uninstall it immediately.
Tesla Browser has similar characteristics to many other adware-type applications such as BrowserAir, Advanced Calendar, and Life-Saver. These claim to be legitimate and useful, however, they simply trick users to install and do not enable the functionality promised.
Their purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing the features promised, these applications generate intrusive online advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click' [PPC] advertising model), and collect personally identifiable information (which is later shared with third parties to generate revenue).
How did Tesla Browser install on my computer?
As with other regular adware, Tesla Browser is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party apps with chosen software/apps. Although Tesla Browser is free for anyone to download on its official website, most users install this application inadvertently.
Many users are unaware that bundled applications are often hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By rushing the download/installation processes and skip this section, they inadvertently install PUPs such as Tesla Browser.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent adware-type applications from infiltrating your system, be attentive during download and installation of any software. These processes must be performed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings - this will allow you to opt-out of any third party applications concealed within this section.
The key to computer safety is caution. Only by declining all third party applications will you be able to protect your system from PUPs.
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- What is Tesla Browser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Tesla Browser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Tesla Browser adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Tesla Browser ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Tesla Browser' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Tesla Browser ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Tesla Browser 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 "Tesla Browser", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Tesla Browser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Tesla Browser adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Tesla 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 tesla browser 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 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 tesla browser 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 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 tesla browser 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 tesla browser 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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