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“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.

NameOlcinium Browser
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe 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.
SymptomsThe user may have installed the application without his approval. He may witness advertisements, redirects other pop-ups leading to potentially malicious content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling, Visiting Suspicious Sites
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Olcinium Browser
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss about Olcinium Browser.

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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 publisher of this browser and the adware that supports it is called Clara Labs Software with the clara-labs.com domain. In the Privacy Policy section of the site it says that by installing anything from that publisher you automatically give your consent to be shown adware. You can see the details:

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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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Olcinium Browser.

    Step 2: Remove Olcinium Browser 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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Olcinium Browser and click “Remove

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    After Olcinium Browser 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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Olcinium Browser and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Olcinium Browser 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’
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  • 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’
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    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’.

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    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.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Olcinium Browser
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Olcinium Browser. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Olcinium Browser will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Olcinium Browser automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Olcinium Browser with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove Olcinium Browser with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Olcinium Browser.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Olcinium Browser.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Olcinium Browser files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Remove Olcinium Browser with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    2. Remove Olcinium Browser with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove Olcinium Browser. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all Olcinium Browser associated files automatically.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    3. Remove Olcinium Browser with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    4. Remove Olcinium Browser with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove Olcinium Browser. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Olcinium Browser associated files completely.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Olcinium Browser in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from Olcinium Browser (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Olcinium Browser.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Olcinium Browser.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Olcinium Browser is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Olcinium Browser should be restored.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Olcinium Browser threat: Manual removal of Olcinium Browser 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.
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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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