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Remove Ember Relax Background Browser Extension

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This article aims to help you with the removal of Ember Relax Background from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide to remove this nasty extension completely from your PC.

Ember Relax Background is an annoying browser extension that aims to collect certain details from the browsers it affects. It can then deliver targeted content and inject various online advertisements directly in the browser. Most of the times the extension hijacks target browsers without asking for permission. After infection, the browser may become sluggish and totally unresponsive at times.

Threat Summary

Name Ember Relax Background
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description A suspicious browser extension that hijacks web browsers in order to collect certain details and deliver lots of advertisemets.
Symptoms Many advertisements generated by Ember Relax Background flood the browser and make it sluggish.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Ember Relax Background – Methods of Distribution

As Ember Relax Background is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP for short) it is mainly spread via shady techniques like software bundles, corrupted web pages, and third-party installers. All the mentioned techniques can deliver the extension directly in your browser. For example, the installers of free third-party apps often contain the installation code of undesired apps like Ember Relax Background. Unfortunately, the general configuration steps rarely reveal information about the incorporated PUPs and most of the times users install them along with the primary app. Luckily, sometimes you could prevent undesired extensions like Ember Relax Background from infecting your system by choosing the Advanced or Custom configuration options provided by the installers. There you could find the PUP and opt out its installation.

The extension could also be downloaded from Chrome Web Store as you could see in the picture below:

Ember Relax Background browser extension chrome web store

Ember Relax Background targets primarily Google Chrome users. It may also affect other commonly used web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Ember Relax Background – More About Its Impact

In case of infection with Ember Relax Background extension, you may see a little icon to appear in the browser top bar. A click on this icon opens a new tab window where you can see dynamic wallpaper with graphic elements of low quality. Actually, the bright colors and low quality of the graphics is more likely to bother you than make you feel relaxed.

Ember Relax Background wallpaper low graphics quality

In fact, the primary purpose of this nasty extension is to inject as many ads as possible in the affected browser. All intrusive ads attempt to trick you into visiting the websites they promote because each time you do it the owners of Ember Relax Background gain revenue. This scheme is called pay-per-click and is popular among vendors of potentially unwanted programs. It is a way for them to monetize their projects.

In case that you see the unwanted extension installed in your browser, you need to be very careful with all the ads that appear during browsing sessions. There is a chance that some of them will land you on compromised web pages that can install malicious software on your PC. For the sake of your online security and the security of your device, it is advisable to remove Ember Relax Background extension and all the associated files as soon as possible.

Another way of monetization practiced by developers of PUPs is selling the information that their nasty programs collect from affected users. Ember Relax Background is also an app that can obtain various details related to your online activities and record all the data on its servers. The next paragraph reveals more information about the data collection practices of Ember Relax Background.

Ember Relax Background – Privacy Policy

In this paragraph, we will present a summary of the most important details stated in the Privacy Policy section associated with Ember Relax Background browser extension. It could be accessed by the following domain address – https://www.safewebsearches.com/privacy and as it appears the company SAFEWEBSEARCHES is the one standing behind this nasty browser extension.

As found in the policy as long as Ember Relax Background is installed in your browser you agree with the collection of the following details:

  • Your IP address
  • Your Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Cookie Information
  • Your browser type and version
  • Webpages you visit
  • Other information you provide

In case you do not want the services provided by this company to keep recording all details mentioned above, you should consider their immediate removal from your computer.

How to Remove Ember Relax Background Browser Extension

The steps listed below will help you to remove Ember Relax Background extension completely from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, or Safari web browser. The guide that follows will also be helpful for the removal of all files associated with this nasty extension from your Windows system. You will find two removal approaches – manual and automatic. Have in mind that in some cases the manual removal may not be efficient enough as some harmful files may be hard to find. If they remain on the system you can still see many ads displayed by Ember Relax Background during browsing sessions. For maximum protection, it is good to scan the system for some leftovers with certified anti-malware tool.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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How to Remove Ember Relax Background from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ember Relax Background

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Ember Relax Background 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ember Relax Background on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Ember Relax Background there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Ember Relax Background with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is 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. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Ember Relax Background from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Ember Relax Background and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Ember Relax Background:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Ember Relax Background. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Ember Relax Background. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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”.

In case you cannot remove Ember Relax Background 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Ember Relax Background. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Ember Relax Background files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ember Relax Background, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Ember Relax Background:


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Remove Ember Relax Background 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.


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Erase Ember Relax Background 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.



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Uninstall Ember Relax Background 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.



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Remove Ember Relax Background 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Ember Relax Background will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Ember Relax Background 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.


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