|Type||Ad-supported web browser.|
|Short Description||FusionBrowser promises to improve browsing experience.|
|Symptoms||May slow down the PC. Uses suspicious search engine redirect. Stays always on top of desktop. Difficult to close. May collect sensitive information.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or website redirects.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By FusionBrowser|
A new browser, regarded as an adware PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) by most antivirus programs that use tracking software to collect information has emerged, carrying the name FusionBrowser. Experts warn that the software runs several unfamiliar extensions, is very difficult to close and is constantly on top of the user screen. It also employs the infamous Trovi.com search engine that is also detected to be used by some browser hijackers. Experts recommend the removal of FusionBrowser since it may slow down computer performance and also might conceal certain risks to the user.
How Did I Install FusionBrowser?
The common way of installing FusionBrowser is from their website fusionbrowser.net. However, the most probable mean of such PUP slipping into user PCs is by just including it in installers. Third-party sites may sometimes do this service to promote new software. You may have skipped a step in the installation of another free program that may have said something, like ‘Include FusionBrowser as a free extra’ or similar. Even though such opt-out pages seem to be hard to miss, many users tend to skip them, and this is how PUPs such as FusionBrowser may be installed onto the computer. Another mean of installation is being redirected to their web page or directly to their download hotlink. However, it is less likely to happen.
When researched, there were few details about this app that raised our eyebrows. One of them was the claims that the company may obtain personal information from the user. Even though initially it is stated that they will disclose aggregated information, we have noticed that they claim that they may share it with third parties when they use certain services.
When we researched these third parties we have found that FusionBrowser is using the Trovi Search engine, which is employed by several other unwanted programs, such as WebDiscover Browser and WindeskWinsearch and uses various cookies with long expiration dates.
Also there were four unknown to us browser extensions, running as active processes on the computer:
Rain alarm extension
Unlimited free VPN Hola
Facebook Messenger Notifications
More so, FusionBrowser was actively running on the user desktop. We did not manage to find any user-friendly way do close the application, since it did not have an X button or another way to close. More so it was running on top of the screen all the time, even though other windows were opened. The only way that we found useful is via the Windows Task Manager, where ironically we have identified almost three times as many chrome.exe processes taking power from the CPU than the regular Google Chrome.
Several anti-malware tools also detect FusionBrowser as a PUP. PUPs may not be directly dangerous to the user. However, most of them are being detected mainly for two reasons. The first reason is that they may collect various information via cookies usually employed by third-party services. The other reason may be the fact that such programs display advertisements and sometimes even cause redirects to malicious pages that may scan the user or infect his PC with malware. This is why it is recommended to remove any program that is identified as a PUP.
How To Remove FusionBrowser?
To manually uninstall FusionBrowser, please refer to the after mentioned step-by-step instructions below. Bear in mind that after uninstalling, some objects, related to FusionBrowser may remain on your computer. This is why experts advise installing a professional anti-malware tool that will detect and eradicate any files and prevent future threats from penetrating your PC’s defences.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter