This article aims to help users remove Browsing Secure from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system. Pleads to Browsing Secure entfernen have been sent to us on several occasions, signifying that this virus well-spread around Germany. In the case you are actually a German native, and you are reading this, hopefully the guide is not overly complicated (that is, if you do not speak english very well, of course).
Browsing Secure “Entfernen”
If you are a German citizen, there are a few things you need to know, before you can proceed to the “etfernen” (or delete, for anyone else reading) part.
Browsing Secure is a type of potentially unwanted software, which is in a lot of ways similar to an Adware virus. It will create advertisements (Ads) whenever you browse the internet and you will be constantly harassed by them. The Ads could be under the form of pop-up windows, banners maybe even whole pages. Rarely they could even turn random words in any text you read into hyperlinks and display the Ad when you hover your mouse over the keyword. These Ads do share one quality though – they are annoying and they can indirectly harm your computer. It would be best if you stayed away from them.
There are several much speculated and prominent ways that all “viruses” of this kind use to enter systems. In reality they adware – not viruses. Sometimes it doesn’t seem much of a distinction, but legally it has a big meaning – adware fall under a legal grey zone, practically making the people who distribute them legally immune. Here’s how this works: adware are bundled with free programs and they actually TELL YOU beforehand you will receive third-party advertisements. Most users never pay enough attention to spot this, though:
Browsing Secure entfernen is no exception to this rule. IT basically asked for permission to be installed at some point during the setup, but more than likely, you were hard-pressed to continue, so you just skipped the steps altogether. The easiest way to make sure this doesn’t happen again is to pay special attention to setups of the things you install, or review any EULA you are provided. Browsing Secure entfernen and anything else of its kind most likely entered this way.
Watch out for the Ads
You may notice that the Ads may try to sell you things for which you’ve recently searched for on the internet. The reason behind this uncanny match is because Browsing Secure entfernen is actually scanning the browser and search histories of your computer. If can try to advertise the goods in shops you visit frequently, or it could launch it’s own new shops – usually located in some third world country to deep China. Both types of Ads are dangerous – the suspicious sites obviously so, but a known site may actually turn out to be an impostor. It could use the exact same design and very similar URL to fool you and to try to make you log-in. Account name and password will then be recorded and the hackers can use this data to log in to your real account, try to purchase stuff under your name and with your own credit card.
The far more greater danger Browsing Secure entfernen poses comes from the files it may try to install on your computer. Browsing Secure is not shy in creating fake messages about non-existing problems that require a “fix”. You could be shown a great variety of fake system messages, that are actually cleverly designed Ads. Stuff like missing plug-ins, required video players in order to watch online media, bogus virus infections or errors in the registry. This is all part of the scam.
NEVER install anything that Browsing Secure may offer you. Best case scenario you will be installing bloatware, which are programs that don’t actually do anything. They’ll only report about fake problems and demand payment to fix them.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Browsing Secure from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Browsing Secure from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove Browsing Secure
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Now that you are in Safe Mode it’s time to proceed with the actual removal of Browsing Secure. The first obvious step is to clean your internet browsers from the virus. To do that run Step 2 and Step 3 for each and every browser currently installed on your machine. Don’t forget that this means ALL browsers, including those that you are no longer using, but still remain installed.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Browsing Secure . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Browsing Secure should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Browsing Secure and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A WARNING! DON’T SKIP THE NEXT SECTION
What follows next is probably the most difficult and dangerous part of the guide and unfortunately it’s also essential – so dont try skipping it. Read and follow the instructions carefully, because any mistake can cause damage to your OS or other important programs.. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download the anti-malware software we recommend. Not only will it get rid of the virus for you without any risks involved, but it will also provide long term protection. You can also use it to scan your computer for other viruses that might be lurking under the surface.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.