|Short Description||The program is a Chromium based browser that runs extensions and displays advertisements..|
|Symptoms||The user may experience PC slowdowns, intrusive advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling. Direct website redirects. Redirect by clicking on an online ad.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By MyBrowser|
MyBrowser is a web browser, whose code is Chromium based and similar to other PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) heavily relies on ad support. More to it than that, this browser is reported by researchers to slow severely down PC performance and run actively on the machine even after being closed the conventional way. The main reason for being dangerous however, is the fact that this browser is ad-supported. And ad-supported apps are often believed to collect user information, share it and lead to malicious links. This is why security engineers recommend its immediate removal.
MyBrowser – How Did I Get It?
One way to obtain this browser is being redirected to a download page on a site. This may occasionally happen if the user decides to try the browser, believing it is useful. Another way is by software bundling. This distribution method involves third-party websites. They use bundling software to include applications like MyBrowser in the setups of freeware, like torrent engines, video downloaders, file converters, etc.
MyBrowser – What Does It Do?
Similar to other Chromium ad-supported web browsers, like Beagle Browser, Cool Browser, Fusion Browser once installed on your computer, the browser may initially be all good and speedy, up until a PC restart. After being started several times, this browser may begin to display advertisements in the form of direct redirects on New Tabs, pop-ups, modified site-content, modified search results, black SEO, etc.
Also, this browser may run in system tray several processes after being closed the conventional way. Such processes may be ‘mybrowser.exe’ or ‘chromium.exe’ and they may take different RAM and CPU power from the computer by simply doing nothing. These processes are essentially browser extensions. Most chromium based ad-supported browsers are believed to run some of these browser extensions as active processes when closed:
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Also, this particular browser is believed by security research experts to track user information by using different tracking technologies, like cookies, web beacons, pixels, LSOs (Local Shared Objects) and others. This is most likely done with the purpose of displaying targeted advertisements directly to your computer.
Removing MyBrowser Fully
If you want to remove MyBrowser make sure you follow the removal manual for this program, that is provided below. But this may be tricky if there are processes running actively, since the uninstall program from Programs and Features in Windows will display a message saying that you cannot uninstall this app while it is actively running on your PC. That’s why you should close the processes by:
1)Unlocking Ctrl+Alt+Del plus opening Task Manager.
2)Locating all MyBrowser related processes – chromium.exe or mybrowser.exe from the processes table.
3)Closing them by marking them with you mouse and then clicking on End Task.
After this is done, you can safely uninstall the program by using the step-by-step instructions below. Make sure also to download and install an updated anti-malware program that will detect any MyBrowser associated objects left after manual uninstalls and remove them since they can be potentially hazardous.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser.
Step 2: Remove MyBrowser from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select MyBrowser and click “Remove”
After MyBrowser is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall MyBrowser. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the MyBrowser will be removed.
In order to remove any associated objects that are left after uninstall and detect any other threats, you should:
Step 3: Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove MyBrowser.
Removing MyBrowser from Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:
1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
– For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.
– For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.
3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.
4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account
While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.
Removing MyBrowser from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:
Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart and boot into Safe Mode so you can scan for and remove MyBrowser.
Step 4: Remove MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove MyBrowser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MyBrowser from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MyBrowser from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MyBrowser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MyBrowser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MyBrowser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MyBrowser from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MyBrowser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MyBrowser
Step 2: Uninstall MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MyBrowser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser 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 MyBrowser will be removed.
Eliminate MyBrowser 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.