|Short Description||MiniBrowser may be ad-supported.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements may be displayed.|
|Distribution Method||Still not specified|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By MiniBrowser|
MiniBrowser is a potentially unwanted program and a suspicious browser. It is most likely ad-supported and may generate the display of unwanted advertisements. Even though more details are needed to confirm the origin of MiniBrowser, adware is known to cause numerous issues on the system.
Here is a list of possible outcomes of having MiniBrowser running in the background:
- MiniBrowser may have been downloaded in a bundled installer.
Bundling is applied by third parties to quickly monetize profit and generate pay-per-install revenue. Bundling can be avoided by opting for the Custom/ Advanced installer.
- MiniBrowser may generate unwanted advertisements such as pop-up windows, banners, and in-text ads.
Clicking on the random advertisements may not be safe. Adware is known to cause unsafe browser redirects. Clicking on a random ad may result in landing on a phishing website.
- MiniBrowser may employ tracking technologies.
Digital marketers need tracking technologies to determine user behaviors and make market predictions. Tracking is generally done by persistent cookies, unique identifiers, beacons, Flash cookies, etc.
Should I Remove MiniBrowser?
Adware should be removed from the system. Its prolonged presence can affect its condition. The longer the adware is running in the background, the more vulnerable the system becomes. Experienced users can try and remove MiniBrowser manually by following the step-by-step guide below the article.
Please note that once we have more information about the threat, we will update this article.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall MiniBrowser 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall MiniBrowser.
Step 2: Remove MiniBrowser from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select MiniBrowser and click “Remove”
After MiniBrowser is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select MiniBrowser 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 MiniBrowser has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on MiniBrowser
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall MiniBrowser. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the MiniBrowser will be removed.
Step 3: Remove MiniBrowser automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all MiniBrowser associated objects.