Today, we’d like to present you a browser that markets itself as an “upgrade” to regular browsers. It’s called “BoBrowser” and claims to offer improved security features. Although it’s not malicious by its nature, malware specialists find it a bit intrusive and recommend its removal unless you find it truly useful.
What Is BoBrowser?
BoBrowser is a browser claiming to offer useful features such as anti-virus protection as an upgrade to your existing browser. It looks almost the same as Google Chrome and once installed, it replaces your existing browser, and it might start displaying various unwanted pop-up ads.
Although BoBrowser is free, it finances itself is via inserting sponsored content into its search results. The problem is that websites associated with these sponsored ads, hyperlinks and banners possibly contain malicious components.
In short, the search results are altered and clicking on them is not safe.
How Is BoBrowser Distributed?
The browser has a website of its own where users, who believe BoBrowser could really enhance their online security, could visit in order to install it. Almost no one, however, installs that browser purposefully.
Unfortunately, in most cases BoBrowser enters your system uninvited. It’s usually bundled with other freeware you install. You may have an option to opt out of the bundling during the installation process, but most users fail to do so. As a result, you end up with BoBrowser that replaces your existing browser without your permission; alters your search results; displays unwanted ads, and redirects you to potentially infected websites, thus serving as a backdoor for additional malware to enter your system.
How to Remove BoBrowser
Malware experts say that BoBrowser’s advertised features are merely deceptive and non-existent even. That is why keeping it on your PC has no value for your system. Instead, it might annoy you and cause a threat to your computer.
With that being said, it’s best to remove BoBrowser and stick with the well-trusted browsers out there. According to the experts, BoBrowser is similar in its features to a browser add-on except its manual removal is not possible. In order to get rid of it, you must use a legit anti-virus tool that will perform a system check and will clean your system effectively.
- Guide 1: How to Remove BoBrowser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BoBrowser from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BoBrowser from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BoBrowser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BoBrowser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BoBrowser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BoBrowser from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BoBrowser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BoBrowser
Step 2: Uninstall BoBrowser and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BoBrowser on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BoBrowser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BoBrowser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BoBrowser and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BoBrowser via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove BoBrowser files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BoBrowser, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BoBrowser from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BoBrowser from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BoBrowser from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BoBrowser from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BoBrowser will be removed.
Eliminate BoBrowser from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.