Browser Secure is classified as a potentially unwanted program, most likely promoted as a tool that protects the browser from hijacking. Potentially unwanted apps are often installed together with other freeware available for download on legitimate websites. Browser Secure is not defined as a malicious threat, but it may trigger certain issues on the operational system. On one hand, if Browser Secure is ad-supported, the user may start witnessing numerous advertisements such as pop-ups, banners, and in-text ads. They may be related to his search queries, or may be random. Either way, clicking them may lead to unsafe browser redirects.
Browser Secure Distribution Method
Potentially unwanted applications such as Fresh Outlook usually enter the system via packaged downloads also known as software bundling. Bundled downloads are often used by both application developers and third party online marketers for solely financial reasons. For instance, online platforms may be monetized through bundling. That is why it is crucial to remember that clicking the ‘next’ button without reading ‘the fine print’ while installing free software is not considered safe. Instead, the user should always opt for the advanced installer option so that he can uncheck any program added to the original one.
Browser Secure Risk Evaluation
STF researchers provide a short list of possible outcomes associated with adware and PUPs. They are reported to:
- Harvest personally identifiable (names, emails, passwords, etc) and non-personally identifiable information (browsing habits, search queries, etc).
- Share collected sensitive information with interested sites, likely for online marketing reasons. Often, developers claim that they use collected data to improve their services.
- Get in the way of the user’s browsing routine by displaying unwanted ad content.
Browser Secure Removal Steps
Such applications can be deleted from the PC both manually and automatically. Nonetheless, manual removal is regarded as convenient mostly for expert PC users since it acquires certain knowledge. Furthermore, automatic removal executed by antivirus software is easy and time saving. The affected user only needs to install the chosen program and then scan the system. Several helpful tips are displayed below the article.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Browser Secure from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Browser Secure from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Browser Secure from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Browser Secure from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Browser Secure from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Browser Secure from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Browser Secure from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Browser Secure from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Browser Secure
Step 2: Uninstall Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Browser Secure from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Browser Secure, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure 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 Browser Secure will be removed.
Eliminate Browser Secure 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.