Techbrowsing Virus Pop Up Removal


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

If you are scrolling through this publication, then it is very likely that you have observed some weird behavior on your PC. Regardless if it comes via too many regular advertisements, excessive pop-up ads, arbitrary websites or random tabs, or opening your other internet browsers without your command — all stand as a manifestation that something has infected your computer.

This article will teach you how to recognize and eliminate the problem; how to remove the virus and what to do if it comes back.

What’s happening? 

This is what everybody begins to ask when their computer starts to act abnormally.  The digital age we live in have given permission to objects and gadgets to take over most of what used to be performed and/or made by humans. This eases hackers in accomplishing their illegal purposes. They take advantage of our tech-savvy ignorance of computers, programs,etc. and attack us. They know how we think and act when we use our devices and ‘shoot’ at us using viruses, malware, and all kinds of cyber threats. Years ago a computer malware was just that: a virus. Now the word “virus” itself is not clear enough definition because there are countless things that could mess up your computer. The aim of this text is to tell you about Techbrowsing Virus. Regardless that many users still believe that it is not dangerous, but that it is even a legal software,i.e, freeware, the truth is that it represents a big threat. Once in your PC, you’ll know what we are talking about.

Techbrowsing Virus could be easily discovered by looking carefully at the advertisements and pop-up ads on the webpages you most frequently visit. If the commercials look mistrustful even slightly, then it is very possible that you’ve gotten Techbrowsing Virus. For instance, if it  looks like and a disco club spinning ball,i.e., it has flashing images, shifting content, is very colorful, and on top of that is insisting that you click on it by tempting you with something of the sort of “you’re one step closer to your dream vacation!”then, it is 99.9% FAKE. The more you click on such ads, the more they will continue to show and your only salvation is to find it and uninstall it.

Another sign of Techbrowsing Virus is the “browser hijacker”. The word “hijacker” is not used by mistake because it’s exactly what happens: you are doing work on your computer and unexpectedly random webpages begin to open, or additional portals without your command. The content these websites have might not even make sense at times. This is a strong warning that the malware has definitely gotten into your PC and needs your immediate consideration and to be removed. A delay of removing it will cause further harm to your files and you may even lose them!

How is Techbrowsing Virus distributed?

There are countless methods for  the distribution of Techbrowsing Virus. Spammed e-mail messages are one of the most popular way. Phishing e-mails normally appear like any other regular e-mail you have received before, but don’t have any text, have changing text, self-disappearing content, are simply flashing, or just being strange. Letters from your Spam box are another way for the malware to spread, and last but not least is software bundling. This happens when you have installed a program and along with it you have unknowingly downloaded other files that have the malware. Again, your only way out is to remove the virus and the removal guide below will show you how to successfully accomplish that step-by-step.

There’s nothing to worry about. You are not the first person neither are the last that will meet with Techbrowsing Virus. Most likely you will encounter it more than once, but when you are prepared with the correct tools you will be able to defeat it.


Name Techbrowsing
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  slowness, glitches, bugs
Distribution Method spam e-mails, infected attachments, Chrome internet browser
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Some types of Malware are unable to be removed unless you reboot your PC in Safe mode.


Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Threats of this kind are known to hide its files from the user – you’ll have to reveal Hidden Files and Folders prior to being in a position to do everthing else.

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


You are now seeing a huge list, which has pretty much all applications installed on your PC. Browse through this list and uninstall anything that shouldn’t be there. It’s possible that a trapped verification pop-up like the one directly below can be shown. Chose the choice that wont result in anything installed on your PC.



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


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


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

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

Examine the text file which opened – if you got hacked you will observe a group of numbers that are in fact IPs. Look at our pic to get an idea.

hosts_opt (1)

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


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).


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

Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

ie9-10_512x512 Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

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

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

firefox-512 Remove Techbrowsing Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click mozilla menu —> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Techbrowsing Virus 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.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

When the new window opens press CTRL+F at the same time and enter the name of the malware, then carry out the search. In case any records appear you’ll want to right click and erase them manually. If the option is unselectable you need to navigate to the strings that store them and remove them from there.

  • 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

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


  • Hi Oliver, these Adobe lines manipulate the licensing scheme of adobe products. There is a chance that some of your software is not genuine, but other then that its OK.

  • The real problem is, maybe you didn’t really miss anything. Adware creators regularly tweak their creations after they see our removal guides, so they don’t work properly, and there may be several versions circulating the web. There’s practically no way of telling what they did this time, and which version you have.
    My suggestion is, try downloading SpyHunter from one of our ads, and use the free scanner to find the infected files for you. Use it together with our instructions again.
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