BrowserAir is a suspicious web browser, regarded by security experts as an ad-supported PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). It is Google Chrome based, and it claims to focus specifically on user privacy, lightweight, and speed. However, we have identified several symptoms that this browser may be of some risk to users’ data, such as third-party advertisements and information aggregation and sharing with such.
BrowserAir – What Exactly Does It Do?
This web browser cannot be downloaded from their website browserair.com. However, the most often way it can get onto users’ computers is by being in combination with other free software. Most users tend to download freeware setup programs from various freeware providing websites. Some of those sites may bundle this browser in one of your favourite programs. Such can be, DVD/CD recording software, free media players, streaming applications, file converters and others. When installing those, users tend to disregard the ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ option in the step-by-step process, and this is PUPs like BrowserAir may situate themselves on computers.
As visible the software may aggregate information using various tools and may display advertisements to the user via several different strategies. Some of them may include ad-supported search results, leading to third party sites, which could collect personal information from users or infect their PCs. Programs, such as BrowserAir are usually created with the sole purpose of generating profits to their developers. This sometimes may be accomplished by using third party affiliates or participating in pay-per-click schemes.
The risk to the user is mainly connected with such third-parties, because, except the possibility of collecting information from the user’s computer without any consent, they may infect the PC with different malware:
Cybercrooks are developing new and more innovative means to obtain user information. Such schemes may even fool security experts with experience, not to mention what may happen to the average user. This is why advices are to stay ahead of the game by doing research on the latest threats and download a frequently updated and reputable anti-malware program that will ensure constant protection against any threats.
BrowserAir Removal Manual
In case you have this PUP installed on your computer, recommendations are to take measures to remove it immediately. To do this, follow the step by step guide below to uninstall the program. After this is done, some files of the program such as cookies that track different activities may remain on the computer. This is why, a good anti-malware solution should be downloaded and installed. By doing so, you, the user ensure yourself of the complete removal of BrowserAir related files and protection from future threats to your computer information.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove BrowserAir from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BrowserAir from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BrowserAir from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BrowserAir from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BrowserAir from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BrowserAir from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BrowserAir from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BrowserAir from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BrowserAir
Step 2: Uninstall BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BrowserAir from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BrowserAir 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:
- 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 BrowserAir 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir will be removed.
Eliminate BrowserAir 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.