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Remove MiniBrowser from the PC

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TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionMiniBrowser may be ad-supported.
SymptomsAdvertisements may be displayed.
Distribution MethodStill not specified
Detection toolDownload 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. 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • 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 MiniBrowser.

    Step 2: Remove MiniBrowser 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 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.

    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 MiniBrowser and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After MiniBrowser 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’
  • uninstall-fig11

    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.

    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 MiniBrowser
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    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.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the MiniBrowser threat: Manual removal of MiniBrowser requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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