August 30, 2014

Remove Browser Defender virus. How to uninstall

The Browser Defender or BrowserDefender.exe is known as a notorious adware infection that can target Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet explorer, Safari and other popular web browsing software. Browser Defender malware will display bunch of threat alerts pretending to help you browse safely, although it is a virus itself. Besides this, BrowserDefender.exe will make the sponsor listings (commercial ads) to pop-up on your screen, that is a way for its creators to make profit. This malware also hijacks browser settings and could redirect your homepage and search results to malicious websites. Slow down system and freqeunt crashes are a common problem caused by this bug. You may frequently get an error “BrowserDefender.exe has stopped working”. Moreover, just like other adware infections, Browser Defender virus is known to be violating your privacy and steals your personal information. We highly recommend you to uninstall Browser Defender virus as soon as possible.

Common Symptoms of Browser Defender infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Browser Defender

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Browser Defender if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Browser Defender if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Browser Defender and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Browser Defender manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Browser Defender in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

BrowserDefender.exe removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman