HyperBrows is classified as an ad-supported browser extension. Such applications are also known as adware and generate the display of advertisements. Research indicates that HyperBrows is most probably compatible with popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and even Safari. Ad-supported software is generally known to employ tracking/ session/ third-party cookies to the browser so that interested sites get hold of personally identifiable information (PII). Due to the privacy issue they may cause, ad-supported extensions may need to be removed completely.
PII consists of:
- Browsing habits – histories, search entries.
- Website credentials – login details.
- IP addresses – physical locations.
HyperBrows Description and Risk Evaluation
Adware is not malicious by character but it is associated with several issues. Apart from the addition of tracking cookies, HyperBrows may serve numerous unwanted advertisements and sponsored search results. The ads generated by HyperBros may be in the form of:
- In-text ads.
- Pop-up/ pop-under window.
Some users have also reported that random page texts on the websites they visit are turned into hyperlinks. Clicking any of the content brought by HyperBrows may redirect users to threatening pages loaded with Trojans and spyware. If we need to be more specific, adware also may have a spyware component – the tracking cookies we already discussed.
HyperBrows Distribution Method
HyperBrows may have been included in the package of a free product downloaded from the Internet. The method is dubbed bundling and may be avoided by opting for the advanced option prior to installing the app. HyperBrows may also be available on legitimate freeware websites. Even if the application’s description seems appealing to the user, he should reconsider downloading it due to its ad-supported characteristics.
HyperBrows Removal Options
Adware applications may be removed manually by expert users. If this is the case, just follow the steps provided below the article. Another removal option is the installation of a valid AV tool to scan the system and delete all threats. Once installed, such a tool will shield the PC for a certain period. After the time is expired, the user may want to update the software to stay protected.
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
For future reference, always choose the advanced installer option to avoid unwanted and suspicious downloads.
- Guide 1: How to Remove HyperBrows from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of HyperBrows from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove HyperBrows from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase HyperBrows from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall HyperBrows from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove HyperBrows from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate HyperBrows from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove HyperBrows from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove HyperBrows
Step 2: Uninstall HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of HyperBrows from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as HyperBrows, 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.
Remove HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows 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 HyperBrows will be removed.
Eliminate HyperBrows 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.