The cause of unwanted Browser-net.net pop-up ads on your screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the adware, that opens a large count of advertisements or redirects on an intrusive web page, is not a virus. It is is created to make a revenue. Once started, the ‘ad supported’ software injects a small code within the content of web sites that you visit. The malicious code may pop-up a new browser window with Browser-net.net page or insert a large number of advertisements directly into the pages you are viewing.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional browser addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will alter the internet browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Table of contents
- What is Browser-net.net
- Browser-net.net popup advertisements removal tutorial
- Get rid of Browser-net.net popups without any tools
- Deleting the Browser-net.net, check the list of installed software first
- Disinfect browser’s shortcuts to remove Browser-net.net redirect
- Delete Browser-net.net from Firefox
- Delete Browser-net.net pop-ups from IE
- Remove Browser-net.net advertisements from Google Chrome
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Scan your PC system and remove Browser-net.net popup advertisements with free tools
- Get rid of Browser-net.net popups without any tools
- Use AdBlocker to block Browser-net.net and stay safe online
- How was ads adware installed on personal computer
- Finish words
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time start the browser to see Browser-net.net intrusive advertisements.
We suggest to remove the adware which redirects your browser on the Browser-net.net intrusive web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC.
Browser-net.net popup advertisements removal tutorial
The following step by step guide will help you to get rid of Browser-net.net redirect from the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. Moreover, the guidance below will allow you to remove malicious software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars that your machine may be infected. Please do the guidance step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your computer.
Get rid of Browser-net.net popups without any tools
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Browser-net.net redirect from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Deleting the Browser-net.net, check the list of installed software first
Some PUPs, browser hijacking software and adware can be uninstalled by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to remove Browser-net.net redirect
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete Browser-net.net from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to Browser-net.net web-page.
First, open the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Browser-net.net pop-ups from IE
If you find that IE web browser settings like home page, new tab and search engine by default having been replaced by ad-supported software which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad sites like Browser-net.net, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
When the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Browser-net.net advertisements from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web-browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as new tab page, homepage and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to annoying ad pages like Browser-net.net.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will launch the process of cleaning. Once it is complete, the internet browser’s settings including start page, newtab page and default search engine back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Browser-net.net page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your PC system and remove Browser-net.net popup advertisements with free tools
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove ad-supported software that created to redirect your browser to various ad web-pages like Browser-net.net. So, we suggest to scan your personal computer for any remaining malicious components with free ad supported software removal applications below.
How to automatically delete Browser-net.net advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can remove adware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your machine easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
Download Zemana anti malware on your system by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your system. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana antimalware on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana anti malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad supported software which redirects your web-browser to annoying Browser-net.net web-site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning, it’ll show a scan report. In order to remove all items, simply press “Next” button. The Zemana antimalware will begin removing ad-supported software and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
Automatically get rid of Browser-net.net ads with Malwarebytes
Manual Browser-net.net popup advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software may be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your system of adware. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC for the ad supported software which reroutes your internet browser to undesired Browser-net.net web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your computer. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the tutorial or the video guide below.
If the problem with Browser-net.net pop up ads is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for adware that causes internet browsers to display annoying Browser-net.net advertisements, potentially unwanted software and hijacker infections and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you remove any malicious browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 30, 2018
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then press Save.
- Once downloading is done, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware that created to redirect your web browser to various ad sites like Browser-net.net. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- Once the system scan is finished, you’ll be displayed the list of all found threats on your computer. Next, you need to press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your machine, click “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block Browser-net.net and stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad-blocker program that can stop Browser-net.net and other annoying web sites. The ad-blocking utility like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Web and stops access to malicious pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocking software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, web-sites such Browser-net.net, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How was ads adware installed on personal computer
Many ‘ad supported’ software are included in the free software installer. Most commonly, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some setup files are designed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the adware which reroutes your web browser to annoying Browser-net.net page. Anyway, easier to prevent the ad supported software rather than clean up your PC system after one. So, keep the web-browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus software, double check a free software before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown web sites.
Once you have complete the instructions outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware, hijackers and ad-supported software. The Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer show Browser-net.net undesired web page when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the step by step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the checking is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted Browser-net.net redirect.