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Remove SecuryBrowse “Virus” (Chrome/FF/IE) Feb. 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove SecuryBrowse “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

SecuryBrowse is a application with behavioral traits similar to those of most browser hijacker applications. Normally, the application looks like a free and helpful addition to commonly used browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and others but in reality its activities significantly differ from those that are typical for the regular browser add-ons. For instance, instead of providing you with some helpful functionality, this piece of software may prevent you from visiting your favorite websites and may create a lot of browsing disturbance which may be related to aggressive generation of ads, pop-ups and different banners, automatic page-redirects as well as changes in the browser’s homepage or search engine settings. In most of the cases, the browser hijacker tries to prompt the users into clicking on some pay-per-click links and sponsored messages, which generate revenue for the developers of the intrusive app.

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However, in its attempts to promote some third-party content on the browser’s screen, SecuryBrowse may sometimes display misleading ads or questionable websites, which may try trick the users into purchasing low-quality products or potentially unwanted software, as well as redirect them to shady web locations or fake offers, which could be potential carriers of Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware and other nasty viruses. That’s why, it is generally inadvisable to click on the pop-ups and the messages which browser hijackers of this type may generate, especially if you don’t know what’s behind them. In fact, one of the best ways to prevent yourself from accidentally clicking on something undesirable is to permanently remove all the ads and imposed browser changes and to uninstall their source. That’s why, in the next lines, we will provide you with a detailed removal guide and a trusted automatic removal tool for the fast and effective uninstallation of SecuryBrowse.

In most of the cases, the browser hijacker can be mistaken for some sort of a nasty virus infection. However, unlike threats such as Ransomware or Trojans, which need just one wrong click from your side in order to contaminate the system, applications like SecuryBrowse cannot infect your machine on their own. The way they typically get installed in the system is through a method known as software bundling, thanks to the users’ negligence during the installation of new software, add-ons, plugins and updates. Usually, most people who download and install software don’t pay much attention to the additional or the optional components which may come with a given setup package but if they select the Advanced/Custom installation options, they may be surprised by the amount of bundled applications, which may be found there. If not disabled manually, these applications usually become part of the system by default when the setup process completes. That’s why it is important that you customize/remove them before you finish with the installation of the application that you desire. If you skip that step and an application like SecuryBrowse gets installed by default, then you may need to take some additional steps to uninstall it. We explain these steps in detail inside the removal guide above.

SUMMARY:

Name SecuryBrowse
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  The aggressive generation of various ads and the automatic page-redirects can easily give this program away.
Distribution Method Software bundling is the most commonly used method of distribution along with spam distribution, torrents, free downloads and shareware. 
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Remove SecuryBrowse “Virus”

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

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Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove SecuryBrowse from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove SecuryBrowse from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove SecuryBrowse from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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