Q. How do I remove ExtraBrowser app from Mac? I’ve tried everything I can find online and nothing is working. If anyone has any solutions, please let me know.
A. Did it occur after installing any new software? What did you do right before you first noticed the ExtraBrowser app on your Mac? It is very likely that the computer is infected with adware or PUA (potentially unwanted application) that downloaded and installed this unwanted software without your permission.
What is Extra Browser? ExtraBrowsers.app is Adware that displays tons of ads in form of pop up windows, coupons, banners or even fake alerts on the web-browser. Adware software can seriously affect your privacy, your computer’s performance and security.
The worst is, the ExtraBrowsers has the ability to collect a wide variety of user info about you to get profit. Adware can analyze your surfing, and gain access to your sensitive info and, subsequently, can transfer it to third parties. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove adware software from your MAC.
|Name||Extra Browser, ExtraBrowsers.app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup ads, popup virus, pop ups|
|Removal||Extra Browser removal guide|
If you are unfortunate have ExtraBrowsers or other malicious software running on your MAC, you can follow the few simple steps here to delete unwanted software from your system.
How to Remove ExtraBrowser app (Adware virus removal guide)
The following tutorial will allow you to get rid of Extra Browser adware from Mac OS. Moreover, the step-by-step guide below will help you to delete malicious software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that your computer may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this web site. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Extra Browser, complete the following steps:
- Manual ExtraBrowser app removal
- How to get rid of ExtraBrowser with free software
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Manual ExtraBrowser app removal
Manually removing the Extra Browser adware software is also possible, although this approach takes time and technical prowess. You can sometimes locate adware software in your computer’s list of installed software and uninstall it as you would any other unwanted program.
Remove potentially unwanted programs using the Finder
The best way to begin the machine cleanup is to delete unknown and questionable applications. Using the Finder you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox from ads, hijackers and so on.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and get rid of all dubious and unknown software.
When you’ve found anything questionable that may be the Extra Browser or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then right click this program and choose “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Remove Extra Browser from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by the ExtraBrowser adware.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious plugins on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of all unknown plugins from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Remove Extra Browser from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Firefox settings like newtab, default search engine and start page have been changed by the Extra Browser, then resetting it to the default state can help. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Extra Browser adware. Once, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Extra Browser adware software from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings to get rid of ExtraBrowser ads. If you are still experiencing issues with Extra Browser adware software removal, you need to reset Google Chrome browser to its default state. This step needs to be performed only if adware has not been removed by the previous steps.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will open the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as displayed on the screen below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it is done, the web-browser’s settings including newtab page, startpage and default search engine back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
How to get rid of ExtraBrowser with free software
Spyware, adware, potentially unwanted apps and browser hijacker infections can be difficult to remove manually. Do not try to delete this programs without the aid of malicious software removal utilities. In order to fully remove adware from your Apple Mac, use professionally designed utility such as MalwareBytes Free.
How to get rid of Extra Browser with MalwareBytes
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). You may download and install MalwareBytes Free to search for adware and thereby remove Extra Browser adware from your web browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically scans for and removes all threats exist on the MAC OS.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware for Apple Mac.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
Once the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your MAC system. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you may see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the Extra Browser adware software that causes annoying pop-up ads. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) completes the scan, you can check all threats found on your MAC system. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will get rid of Extra Browser adware that reroutes your internet browser to annoying ad web pages and add threats to the Quarantine.
How to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your MAC OS against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use ad-blocking application that blocks an access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Mac.
AdGuard for Mac download
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
- Once the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block harmful or misleading websites.
Now your MAC should be clean of the Extra Browser adware that causes web-browsers to display undesired pop-ups. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes AntiMalware (to periodically scan your MAC system for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying popup ads and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps.
If you need more help with Extra Browser adware related issues, go to here.