The Adware.BrowserSafer is an adware (also known as ad-supported software). The main function of the Adware.BrowserSafer is showing advertisements, so it may redirect your browser to various unwanted pages, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web browser’s address bar, then the internet browser is anyway will show an intrusive ad web-page. The Adware.BrowserSafer have a negative impact on the functioning of your PC. It alters machine settings, generates a huge number of various advertisements, slows down the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge and Mozilla Firefox and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, the Adware.BrowserSafer may lead to the fact that a browser interface can even freeze.
Technically, the Adware.BrowserSafer is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large amount of pop up ads. It may download and install on to your system other harmful and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit misleading or harmful pages. The Adware.BrowserSafer can install web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it’ll change your internet browser setting like newtab page, default search engine and home page with an undesired web-page.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, the Adware.BrowserSafer can modify all web browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to unwanted web sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
To find out how to get rid of Adware.BrowserSafer, we advise to read the few simple steps added to this article below. The instructions was created by experienced security experts who discovered a way to get rid of the annoying ad supported software out of the personal computer.
Remove Adware.BrowserSafer (removal tutorial)
When the Adware.BrowserSafer software gets installed on your computer without your knowledge, it is not easy to delete. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall application which simply remove the Adware.BrowserSafer that causes a large amount of unwanted pop up ads from your system. So, we suggest using several well-proven free specialized utilities such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or AdwCleaner. But the best method to remove Adware.BrowserSafer will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally use antimalware tools.
To remove Adware.BrowserSafer, execute the steps below:
- Manual Adware.BrowserSafer ad supported software removal
- Delete Adware.BrowserSafer associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been affected by Adware.BrowserSafer
- Remove Adware.BrowserSafer from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Adware.BrowserSafer from Internet Explorer
- Remove Adware.BrowserSafer adware from Firefox
- Remove scheduled tasks created by Adware.BrowserSafer
- Remove Adware.BrowserSafer ‘ad supported’ software with free software
- Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Adware.BrowserSafer ‘ad supported’ software
- To sum up
Manual Adware.BrowserSafer ad supported software removal
The useful removal steps for the Adware.BrowserSafer adware. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Adware.BrowserSafer let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete Adware.BrowserSafer associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your PC system and remove all unknown and recently installed programs. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other programs. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the MS Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something questionable that is the Adware.BrowserSafer adware then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. Most commonly, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it’s taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your applications), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, delete any unknown and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the Adware.BrowserSafer adware that causes a ton of unwanted pop up ads. Select the suspicious program or the application that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the dubious or any unknown programs, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted program from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted application, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been affected by Adware.BrowserSafer
Important to know, most anti malware applications which are able to get rid of Adware.BrowserSafer that causes intrusive pop-up ads, but unable to look for and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcut files for your Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and IE internet browsers manually.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut file of affected web browser and choose the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut file. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been altered by Adware.BrowserSafer adware usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe like below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown below.
In order to fix the affected shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcut files which have been modified by Adware.BrowserSafer that causes web-browsers to open intrusive ads.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is complete, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are redirected to unwanted web-pages.
Remove Adware.BrowserSafer from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser’s settings such as default search provider, new tab and startpage that have been changed by the Adware.BrowserSafer adware which causes unwanted popup ads.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Adware.BrowserSafer from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Adware.BrowserSafer which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad sites.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove Adware.BrowserSafer adware from Firefox
Resetting your FF is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to unwanted web pages.
First, run the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Adware.BrowserSafer. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an annoying web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by the Adware.BrowserSafer.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box which titled with 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”, like 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. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the Adware.BrowserSafer software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Adware.BrowserSafer ‘ad supported’ software with free software
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ad supported software, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications. We advise to run several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you remove all components of the Adware.BrowserSafer from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove any unwanted ads and popups.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Adware.BrowserSafer
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect and remove Adware.BrowserSafer from the MS Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on your machine.
- Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Free. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Adware.BrowserSafer ‘ad supported’ software that causes tons of intrusive popup ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer.
- As the scanning ends, you will be opened the list of all detected threats on your computer. Review the report and then click “Next”. Once the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
How to get rid of Adware.BrowserSafer with Malwarebytes
Manual Adware.BrowserSafer adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your personal computer of adware. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, hijackers and toolbars that your system can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Free on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is complete, please close all software and open windows on your personal computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will open and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC for the Adware.BrowserSafer that reroutes your web browser to unwanted ad web sites. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, ad-supported software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When MalwareBytes Free has completed scanning your PC, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Remove Adware.BrowserSafer adware from web browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a completely free tool. You do not need expensive ways to delete Adware.BrowserSafer adware which made to redirect your web browser to various ad sites and other shady apps. AdwCleaner will delete all the undesired apps such as ad supported software and hijacker infections at zero cost.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
When downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is launched, you will see a screen as displayed on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Adware.BrowserSafer ad-supported software that causes multiple annoying ads and pop-ups. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When AdwCleaner has completed scanning your PC, AdwCleaner will create a list of unwanted and adware applications as shown on the image below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown on the screen below.
You need to click “OK”. After finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
By installing an adblocker program like AdGuard, you are able to block malicious and misleading pages, autoplaying video ads and get rid of tons of distracting and annoying ads on web pages.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Adware.BrowserSafer ‘ad supported’ software
The majority of adware is bundled with free programs or even paid software which Internet users can easily download online. The setup files of such applications, in many cases, clearly show that they will install third-party software. The option is given to users to stop the installation of any additional programs. So, in order to avoid the installation of any ‘ad supported’ software: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, choose only Custom or Advanced install mode and disable all bundled programs in which you are unsure.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the Adware.BrowserSafer that causes web-browsers to show intrusive pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new ad-supported softwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired advertisements and harmful pages). Moreover, to prevent ‘ad supported’ softwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to search for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Adware.BrowserSafer adware related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.