|Short Description||It may look like a regular browser but runs suspicious processes in the background.|
|Symptoms||Slow PC, advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling or direct download.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Tesla Browser|
Tesla Browser has been developed by ROSTPLAY LLC and do not mistake it with the automobile concern Tesla Motors, because it has nothing to with the software in their cars. In fact, the browser has been designed to run mostly on Windows PCs and may affect them by displaying advertised content, collecting user information and having affiliated third-party relationships. Security researchers strongly advise users to remove the suspicious browser from their computers.
Tesla Browser – How Did I Get It
One way to get this browser is to download it from the website or by clicking on an online advertisement of the browser, believing it is a good program to run on your PC. The other and more likely way of such applications getting into your machine is called bundling. It involves mostly applications that are massively downloaded online. Most third-party sites that offer loads of software on one place bundle such famous apps with other programs with the purpose of ‘shoving’ them onto user PCs. Some sites even offer PUPs like Tesla Browser as free ‘extras’ to spread the software among the masses.
More about Tesla Browser
Once installed on the computer and run, Tesla Browser may begin to execute process in Windows Task Manager. The browser may also run with a custom search engine and may display ad-supported content in the following forms:
- Ad-supported search results.
- Black SEO.
- Pop-up advertisements.
- Site banners.
- Highlighted text.
All of those usually may or may not lead the user to third-party sites. Such advertisements are usually targeted based on what the user searches online, his browsing history and also online clicks. The application may also slow down less powerful user PCs and even crash some. However this is not the main reason it is unsafe. The main reason the app may be considered to be unsafe is its relations with third-party sites. The ads it may display could usually either lead to third-party sites that are legitimate or suspicious sites that may be scamming sites or can infect the user PC with malware.
Removing Tesla Browser Completely
In case you have decided to get rid of Tesla Browser from your computer, you should make sure you follow the step-by-step removal manual below. Since Potentially Unwanted Programs may leave modified registries, cookies and other unwanted objects on your computer, or may have already redirected your PC to a malware infested site, it is imperative that you scan your computer with security software. It is advisable to use advanced anti-malware product that will assist with the complete removal of Tesla Browser and for maximum efficiency a scan should be performed in Safe Mode with no third-party apps running on the Windows PC.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Tesla 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 Tesla Browser.
Step 2: Remove Tesla Browser from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Tesla Browser and click “Remove”
After Tesla Browser is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Tesla 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 Tesla 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 Tesla Browser
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Tesla Browser. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Tesla Browser will be removed.
Step 3: Remove Tesla Browser 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 Tesla Browser associated objects.