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OpenBrowserVersion4 Removal Manual

Suspicious_GEN.F47V0316Ads 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.

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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.
  • 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

    1. Remove/Uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4

    1. Remove/Uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 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


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select OpenBrowserVersion4 and click “Remove


    After OpenBrowserVersion4 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


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate OpenBrowserVersion4 and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After OpenBrowserVersion4 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’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • 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’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select OpenBrowserVersion4 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’.


    After OpenBrowserVersion4 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.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on OpenBrowserVersion4
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall OpenBrowserVersion4. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the OpenBrowserVersion4 will be removed.

    3. Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove OpenBrowserVersion4 automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

    To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
    It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

    For future reference, always choose the advanced install


    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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