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OpenXBrowser Removal Manual

adwareOpenXBrowser, also dubbed Open X Browser, is a potentially unwanted program with adware functionalities. Once running, OpenXBrowser may gather personally identifiable information and compromise the user’s online safety. The PUP may also be responsible for the display of sponsored results and various advertisements (pop-ups, banners, in-text ads). To protect their machines, users are advised to remove OpenXBrowser and to restore their browsers’ settings.

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OpenXBrowser Distribution Method

OpenXBrowser is often packed with other free applications such as various browser extensions and add-ons available for download on the Web. The method is called bundled downloading and is usually used to promote third-party applications and content. However, it may be avoided if the user reads the EULA (End License User Agreement) and opts out of automatic installation.

OpenXBrowser General Description

The ad-supported application may seem user-friendly but as a matter of fact it only increases the chance of malware contamination. Users should be careful not to click any content supported by OpenXBrowser. They may end up being redirected to an attackers’ page where Trojans and viruses are usually distributed. Unwanted advertisements and accordingly, ad-supported apps, are a big concern for users worldwide, due to several reasons. OpenXBrowser may be responsible for:

  • The addition of tracking cookies and the collection of private data.
  • Injecting unwanted ads and turning random page texts into hyperlinks.
  • Slowing down the Internet speed and causing browser crashes.

Even though OpenXBrowser is not described as a malware threat or a virus, its removal is advisory due to the potential PC problems it may bring. Furthermore, adware is commonly associated with privacy issues.

OpenXBrowser Removal

Users generally have two removal options – manual or automatic. No matter what the decision is, the steps provided below should be of great help.
Keep in mind that the browser’s settings also need to be restored to rehabilitate the system entirely.

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1. Remove/Uninstall OpenXBrowser

1. Remove/Uninstall OpenXBrowser 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 OpenXBrowser.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove OpenXBrowser 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 OpenXBrowser and click “Remove


    After OpenXBrowser 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 OpenXBrowser and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After OpenXBrowser 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 OpenXBrowser 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 OpenXBrowser 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 OpenXBrowser
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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

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

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    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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