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BrowseFox Removal Manual

BrowseFox is a computer application promoted as a helpful price comparison tool aimed at improving the online shopping experience of the user. BrowseFox has been classified as adware and PUP (potentially unwanted program) because the third party pop-ups, banners, deals and coupons it displays hide a potential security risk if clicked on.

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BrowseFox – Distribution Technique

BrowseFox plug-in can be downloaded from its official page, but it can also be delivered via bundled downloads of programs and applications you have downloaded online. Unwanted installations are easy to avoid – just select the Custom settings where you can see what additional software is being installed along with the desired one and just un-tick the programs you do not want to be installed on your PC.

BrowseFox – Details and Symptoms

According to the official BrowseFox product page, the plugin comes with various tools designed to help the user organize the information he encounters online. Every time the user views an online shopping site, he is presented with numerous commercial ads that BrowseFox has generated according to his preferences.

This feature may sound appealing to many users, but it should be noted that some of the displayed links may direct the user to potentially corrupted web pages and expose his machine to security risks.

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For BrowseFox to be able to display relevant deals and offers, the plug-in tracks information, such as:

  • IP address
  • Visited URLs
  • Search queries
  • Browsing history

This information is needed so the user can be presented with advertisements related to his interests and preferences.

Should You Remove BrowseFox From Your PC?

The users who have willingly downloaded the plug-in and have been satisfied with the service it provides, shall not do anything more. The ones who find the numerous deals and coupons annoying and have no idea how BrowseFox ended up on their machines are advised to remove the application either manually or with the assistance of a legit anti-malware tool. Follow the steps below to delete BrowseFox permanently from your computer.

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1. Remove/Uninstall BrowseFox

1. Remove/Uninstall BrowseFox in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall BrowseFox.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove BrowseFox from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select BrowseFox and click “Remove

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    After BrowseFox is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate BrowseFox and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After BrowseFox is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select BrowseFox to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After BrowseFox has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on BrowseFox
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall BrowseFox. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the BrowseFox will be removed.

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    3. Remove BrowseFox automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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