“Olcinium Browser” is an adware campaign, that after affecting a computer will attach itself to a browser, and could display various advertisements, banners, message boxes and commercial content about Olcinium Browser and other malicious programs. The user may be redirected to undesired sites and shown pop-ups and buttons which may contain or lead to potentially malicious content.
|Short Description||The user may be shown advertising banners in webpages, popups prompting to install potentially malicious software like the Olcinium Browser. The user may experience many browser redirects, leading to sites with malicious content.|
|Symptoms||The user may have installed the application without his approval. He may witness advertisements, redirects other pop-ups leading to potentially malicious content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling, Visiting Suspicious Sites|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Olcinium Browser|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Olcinium Browser.|
Olcinium Browser – How Did I Get It?
The “Olcinium Browser” PUP usually gets into your computer through third-party installers. It can sneak into your computer without your approval, by hiding itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are not always disclosed properly, and people get tricked into installing potentially unwanted programs such as “Olcinium Browser”. Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to see what, exactly, will be installed.
Other ways of getting infected are by opening spam emails and downloading e-mail attachments, or by clicking on various ads and banners containing malicious content which may also add a browser extension to your browser. Browsers known to be affected the most are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. The browser extension can generate “Olcinium Browser” pop-ups on any page you are on and usually leads to sites where you can install it. The pop-ups can show additional banners or other commercial content.
Olcinium Browser – More About It
Olcinium Browser is classified as an adware, but it has hijacking capabilities. Once it is into your computer, it will generate pop-up messages, which may redirect you to sites, from which you can install software with potentially malicious content. You could be redirected to domains which gain money from every click by generating web traffic and you could possibly download the Olcinium Browser, which looks like a very good copy of Google Chrome.
Also, you may have a browser extension causing some of the browser redirects, pop-ups and advertisements appearing, such as “Ads by Olcinium Browser“, “Ad by Olcinium Browser“, “Powered by Olcinium Browser ” or “Brought to you by Olcinium Browser”. The redirects may be with the aim of generating revenue for its authors on a pay-per-click basis. The PUP may also add browser helper objects, a toolbar or any other plugins and extensions, that can further aid the malicious activities and may also reshape a browser to look like the PUP.
The PUP is probably using cookies, and every time you are redirected to it or one of its probable affiliate sites, you may be tracked. That may allow for sensitive information to be stolen secretly from you as credentials, geographical location, IP address and other data. Some of that data can be used in order to generate more attractive commercial content to you. Your PC and data are at risk, so this is something you should definitely be concerned of!
Remove Olcinium Browser Completely
To remove “ Olcinium Browser ” manually from your computer, be sure to follow the step-by-step removal guide provided down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this malware completely, you should search for and remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such a program will also make certain that your system is safe and secure from other threats you may encounter.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser.
Step 2: Remove Olcinium Browser from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Olcinium Browser and click “Remove”
After Olcinium Browser is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Olcinium Browser. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Olcinium Browser will be removed.