The Music Browsing is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the family of browser hijackers. When the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Chrome is infected with this browser hijacker, browser’s settings such as new tab page, search engine by default and home page may be modified without permission. Whenever you open the web-browser, the Music Browsing appears as your start page instead of your favorite home page. All the time, while the Music Browsing webpage will be set as your start page and search provider, its authors will can gather a wide variety of your confidential info, everything related to what are you doing on the Internet.
As mentioned above, the Music Browsing browser hijacker also alters the browser’s search engine. So, your browser, when searching something, will open a hodgepodge of ads, links to undesired and ad sites and search results from the big search providers like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your web-browser.
Also, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) may be installed on the personal computer together with Music Browsing hijacker. It will insert a lot of ads directly to the web sites which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the makers of the site. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake ads which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious programs. Moreover, the Music Browsing browser hijacker can be used to collect a wide variety of marketing-type data about you that may be later sold to third parties.
We strongly recommend that you perform the guidance below which will allow you to remove Music Browsing redirect using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove Music Browsing from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your machine for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the tutorial below. The Music Browsing browser hijacker removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus software are not made to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Microsoft Windows. Instead we recommend complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or HitmanPro, which are free apps dedicated to find and remove malicious software like Music Browsing hijacker. Use these tools to ensure the browser hijacker is removed.
To remove Music Browsing, perform the following steps:
- Manual Music Browsing redirect removal
- Scan your system and get rid of Music Browsing with free tools
- Run AdBlocker to block Music Browsing and stay safe online
- Method of Music Browsing browser hijacker intrusion into your computer
- Finish words
Manual Music Browsing redirect removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Music Browsing from the Mozilla Firefox, IE, Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Uninstall potentially unwanted apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and uninstall suspicious apps, all programs you don’t remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before Music Browsing browser hijacker appeared on your internet browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker infection that cause Music Browsing web page to appear. If you’ve many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the hijacker responsible for redirects to Music Browsing. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the screen below.
Delete Music Browsing redirect from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser search engine, new tab page and home page you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, start the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker infection responsible for Music Browsing , disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as new tab, search provider by default and homepage to default state.
Get rid of Music Browsing from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as startpage, default search engine and newtab page have been replaced by the hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press 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 displayed below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Music Browsing search from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is rerouted to unwanted Music Browsing web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its original state.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another method to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as displayed below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. After it is complete, the internet browser’s settings including search engine by default, new tab page and startpage back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your system.
Scan your system and get rid of Music Browsing with free tools
The easiest way to get rid of Music Browsing hijacker is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting hijackers including Music Browsing. We recommend try Zemana Free or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ad-supported software, hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs.
Automatically remove Music Browsing with Zemana Free
We advise you use the Zemana which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the utility will help you remove potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, toolbars and ad-supported software that your PC system may be infected too.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Anti Malware on your personal computer by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is done, close all windows on your PC system. Further, start the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the hijacker infection that modifies web browser settings to replace your new tab page, default search engine and start page with Music Browsing web page. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your machine. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When the system scan is finished, Zemana will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove browser hijacker that redirects your browser to unwanted Music Browsing website. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your system.
Run Hitman Pro to delete Music Browsing redirect
HitmanPro is a free utility which can search for Music Browsing hijacker infection and other internet browser’s harmful extensions. It’s not always easy to locate all the junk apps that your personal computer might have picked up on the Internet. HitmanPro will scan for the ad supported software, browser hijackers and other malware you need to uninstall.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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After downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” for scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that redirects your browser to intrusive Music Browsing page. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scan get completed, you can check all items detected on your system as shown on the image below.
All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove hijacker that modifies internet browser settings to replace your startpage, newtab and search engine with Music Browsing page. Once disinfection is finished, the tool may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of browser hijacker infection
Manual Music Browsing home page removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker infection may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, ad-supported software and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for MS Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole personal computer for the browser hijacker that redirects your browser to intrusive Music Browsing web page. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your personal computer. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the system scan is done, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will open a list of detected threats. When you are ready, press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will begin to get rid of Music Browsing hijacker and other browser’s harmful addons. When the process is complete, you may be prompted to restart the system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, hijacker infection and other malware.
Run AdBlocker to block Music Browsing and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new intrusive advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use ad-blocking program that blocks an access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as displayed on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, Music Browsing redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
Method of Music Browsing browser hijacker intrusion into your computer
The hijacker that responsible for web browser reroute to the undesired Music Browsing website, can be defined as potentially unwanted application (PUA) that commonly comes on the PC with other free applications. In many cases, this undesired program comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their PC system has been hijacked with malware. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your personal computer from any unwanted apps: do not install any suspicious apps, read the user agreement and choose only the Custom, Manual or Advanced install option, don’t rush to click the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the Web. Be careful and attentive! If Music Browsing has already come into your computer, then you need to scan your computer for browser hijacker infection and other malicious software. Use our detailed few simple steps which are listed above.
Now your PC should be clean of the browser hijacker that made to reroute your browser to the Music Browsing web-page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and unwanted malicious pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, browser hijackers and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, harmful software and adware are released.
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