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Remove Ebon Browser from Your Computer

Ebon Browser is a Firefox-based web browser that can be downloaded from its official website. Although the application is legitimate, malware analysts classify it as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and recommend its instant removal. Created by Ebonmedia Corp., the Ebon Browser is employed by advertisers as a marketing platform. The application attracts PC users with a personalized start page similar to the Windows 8 menu, but this appealing surface comes with additional functionalities you may not find as pleasant. Your online activities may be disrupted by numerous ad boxes, banners, and contextual ads; various data, both personally identifiable and non-identifiable will be tracked by the Ebon Browser, and eventually shared with third party advertisers. Based on the provided information, the removal of the application is advisory.

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How Is the Ebon Browser Distributed?

The Ebon Browser has an official web page where the PC user can download the application for free. Unfortunately, it may end up in your system bundled with freeware like PDF creators, download managers, media players, etc. This stealth installation technique is employed by many software developers to cover losses. The easy way to avoid additional installations is to select the Advanced options and un-checking any suggested plug-ins, add-ons, and apps.

How Does Ebon Browser Affect Your PC?

The installation of the Ebon Browser on your computer may allow the application to modify your current browser settings and assign itself as your default browser. This may trigger redirects to suspicious web pages and expose the system to security risks. You may also start receiving a number of pop-up advertisements that will disrupt your browsing routine.

Data collection is a whole section on the Ebon Browser’s Privacy Policy that must be read carefully. The application tracks both personally identifiable and non-identifiable information, the employment of which is explained in a detailed manner.
Here is an excerpt of the Ebon Browser’s Privacy Policy:

“Among the kinds of information we track, without limitation, are the following.

  • Which Ebon features you use and how often (for instance, how often you use the privacy button, share button, search feature, etc.);
  • The amount of time that Ebon runs and the amount of time it is active;
  • Ebon crashes and associated conditions around the time of the crash;
  • What you’ve selected for certain Ebon preferences and options;
  • Which other Internet browsers run on your system, and which browser is set as the default browser; If you choose to use it as default browser, Ebon will automatically import existing preferences, bookmarks, history, passwords, cookies and favorites from your current browser for your convenience
  • Your screen resolution, operating system version, CPU and memory configuration of your machine, and other configuration information;
  • The number of tabs you have open (but not the sites you have open in those tabs);
  • Which partners and pages you visit so we can better tailor and offer you customized rewards;”

Ebon Browser’s Removal

Although the Ebon Browser is a legitimate application, malware experts recommend its removal due to its data-tracking and ad-delivering capabilities. The Ebon Browser can be deleted manually or with an anti-spyware tool. The instructions below will guide you through the removal process.


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1. Remove/Uninstall Ebon Browser

1. Remove/Uninstall Ebon Browser 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).
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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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ebon Browser.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Ebon Browser 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 Ebon Browser and click “Remove


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

  • After Ebon Browser 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’
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    Select Ebon Browser 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 Ebon Browser 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 Ebon Browser
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    Berta Bilbao

    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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