Ads by OpenBrowserVersion4 is a typical ad-supported browser extension. As such, the application will generate numerous advertisements on an unprotected browser and system. It may not be a malicious application, but OpenBrowserVersion4 may contribute to several issues on an affected computer depending on its presence. The longer the suspicious add-on is running silently in the background, the more vulnerable the system becomes. Due to its dubious character, the removal of OpenBrowserVersion4 is advisory.
OpenBrowserVersion4 General Description
Ad-supported software is known to:
- Add tracking/ session cookies to the browser and thus, be similar to spyware. Usually, such apps are written to be compatible with Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
- Inject unwanted advertisements on the browser in the form of pop-up/ pop-under windows, in-text ads, and banners. Random page texts may also be turned into hyperlinks.
- Slow down the Internet connection and system performance by altering various settings. Remember that both the system and the browser default settings may be modified so that manual removal of OpenBrowserVersion4 is more challenging to average users.
- Guide 1: How to Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of OpenBrowserVersion4 on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase OpenBrowserVersion4 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate OpenBrowserVersion4 from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable OpenBrowserVersion4 Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
- 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”.
OpenBrowserVersion4 Risk Evaluation
As already mentioned, the risks of having an adware application running on the system are mainly linked with the user’s online privacy. Through the addition of tracking cookies personally identifiable information is endangered. Adware may be employed to serve for phishing purposes, or used for the execution of aggressive marketing campaigns.
Moreover, adware is likely related to malvertising – the display of malicious advertisements to spread malware across the Internet. Users are generally advised to be smart while surfing online and avoid clicking suspicious domains.
OpenBrowserVersion4 Distribution Path
Such applications may be bundled with a range of various legitimate products. The method is known as bundling and is common among third party developers. It is mostly used to cover financial losses and to generate revenue through monetizing numerous platforms.
OpenBrowserVersion4 Removal Options
Above average users may have a look at the step-by-step guide provided below the article. Keep in mind that the browser’s settings also need to be restored. Non-advanced users may need to install a trustworthy AV solution to clean the system for them. For future reference, always opt for the advanced software installer to avoid harmful downloads.
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
For future reference, always choose the advanced install
How to Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove OpenBrowserVersion4
Step 2: Uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of OpenBrowserVersion4 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4 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:
In case you cannot remove OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as OpenBrowserVersion4, 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 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 OpenBrowserVersion4 will be removed.
Eliminate OpenBrowserVersion4 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by OpenBrowserVersion4 from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".