What Is WaveBrowser
WaveBrowser is the name of a web browser application that may seem fast and useful, but the main problem with it is this program could be ad-supported. Not only this but there are also several reports of this app being potentially unwanted software. This means that it could modify your browsers to show you tons of different advertisements for profit, even if you have closed it and think it may not be running actively. And since this is all done for profit, you have no way of knowing to which sites those third-party ads will take you to. The main problems that are related to this are they can often lead to dangerous sites, which is why it is recommended to read this article and focus on uninstalling this unwanted software.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss WaveBrowser.|
WaveBrowser – What Does It Do?
WaveBrowser is a similar program to other ad-supported applications and is not generally referred to as a virus, but a low-risk type of software, due to the ads it shows. The adverts that ay be displayed by this browser could be of the following kinds:
- Text ads, highlgihted on the sites you visit.
- Banner ads.
- Push notification pop-ups.
- Pop-up ads.
- Redirect adverts.
- Ad-supported results when you search something.
Not only this, but this web browser could also be responsible for using trackers on your computer. Usually we have seen this on other such unwanted apps, like New Tab Explorer, Set Colors and Yourwownews.com.
These trackers may include cookies, tags, geo-locators, pixels and others objects that may be set to expire after a year or two if not deleted. They are used to likely obtain the following details concerning your browsing:
- Which pages you have visited.
- Sites that you have bookmarked on your computer.
- The history of your web browser.
- Where you click online and your mouse movement.
WaveBrowser is not mainly risky because these trackers, however. The primary issue related to this app is that these ads are purely shown for profit. This is often how you could end up being redirected to the following risky websites:
- Phishing domains.
- Redirect loop schemes of long URLs.
- Scammer websites.
- Domains that may have viruses.
- Fraudulent tech support scams.
- Fake software download URLs.
- Fake survey scams.
These sites are what make WaveBrowser a problem and its removal recommended.
How to Remove WaveBrowser from Your Device
In order to uninstall WaveBrowser permanently from your machine and stop seeing ads, we strongly recommend using the guide below. It will help you to manually delete this software. You can also delete WaveBrowser automatically using an anti-malware program. Such software is designed not only to automatically remove malware but also pesky adware and ad-supported programs that are low-level risks, just like in the case of WaveBrowser.
- Guide 1: How to Remove WaveBrowser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WaveBrowser on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WaveBrowser in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WaveBrowser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WaveBrowser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WaveBrowser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WaveBrowser from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable WaveBrowser Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove WaveBrowser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WaveBrowser
Step 2: Uninstall WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WaveBrowser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as WaveBrowser, 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 WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser 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 WaveBrowser will be removed.
Eliminate WaveBrowser 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by WaveBrowser from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".