This article contains step by step instructions on how to remove BrowseFox Pop-up virus. Please read more.
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About BrowseFox Pop-up Virus
BrowseFox Pop-up virus is actually an adware that is created to pop up numerous coupons, advertisements, sponsored links to mislead you to be the target of internet sales. It is not a real virus but a PUP(Potentially unwanted program).
In the majority of cases, BrowseFox ads constantly pop up when you are visiting some shopping websites, such as Amazon, walmart. Taking a form of popup box or window, it displays coupons which give you a certain amount of discounts to lure you to buy.
Is BrowseFox Pop-up Virus Safe
BrowseFox pop-up virus is technically not a virus, but it can also arouse some bad influences. Taking the format of browser extension, it hijacks all of your browsers sneakily. This is the reason why you receive BrowseFox pop-up ads while browse shopping websites. Furthermore, BrowseFox pop-up virus’s real purpose is to mislead you to buy the sales it offers so as to generate traffic and revenues. To increase purchase rate, it will collect your browser habit and search queries which may contain your personal information to display more related ads. So don’t feel confused when receive the call from telemarketers.
How Dose BrowseFox Pop-up Virus Go to Your PC
Typically, it infects your PC bundled with the free software or shareware you download from internet without your content. So for users who like to download TV shows, music, freebie games and the like, you should be more attentive when download free software from websites and always choose “Custom Installation” instead of “Recommended Installation” during the process of install free software to avoid any virus, malware, adware and toolbar that are packed with such software intruding your PC.
How to Remove BrowseFox Pop-up Virus
- Step 1> Uninstall BrowseFox and other unknown applications installed recently from control panel or via Cloud System Booster
- Step 2> Remove BrowseFox extensions from IE, Firefox & Google Chrome
- Step 3> Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster
- Step 4> Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker
Step 1> Uninstall BrowseFox and other unknown applications installed recently from control panel
Please note, BrowseFox pop-up virus is installed on your PC alongside different free software you download from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall this free software like Free Media Player. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the BrowseFox pop-ups appearing.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for BrowseFox and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for BrowseFox and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.
Although BrowseFox pop-up virus can be removed from control panel, there are still leftover items of this virus remaining your PC system without your Knowledge. Anvi Uninstaller bundled with Cloud System Booster （System Maintenance& Optimizer) is recommended to help you remove this toolbar thoroughly and easily.
1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.
Free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds.
3. Then, click run to scan all programs on your PC. And then remove BrowseFox pop-up virus.
Step 2> Remove BrowseFox extension from IE, Firefox & Google Chrome(automatically/manually)
—Repair browser damages via Anvi Slim ToolBar
1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.
Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php
2. Remove toolbars from browsers
After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click at the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select toolbar and entensions related to BrowseFox pop-up virus and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them. ( a similar picture is shown below )
—Manunally remove BrowseFox extensions from your browsers
If you are Internet Explorer users:
Go to Internet Expplorer browser, click on Tools( For Windows XP )/gear icon （ For Windows 7 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on BrowseFox extension and then click on Disable.
If your are Firefox users:
If you are Google Chrome users:
Step 3> Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer
There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling BrowseFox virus. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.
1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Step 4> Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker
It is possibly that BrowseFox pop-up virus will infect your computer again when you are tricked into downloading free software from unknown page or open malicious links, webpage carelessly. To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.
Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.
Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.
Though you have remove BrowseFox pop-up virus successfully, your disk drives may still carry a heavy load. Due to the infection of adware or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
Purchase ： http://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php
After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.
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