How to Remove Ads by BrowserAir

These days, I suddenly take it into my head to try new software. However, my computer goes wrong after I install a browser named BrowserAir. In fact, I don’t remember when I installed it. After that, tons of ads occur in my screen continuously when I open the browser. However, I still see these pop-up ads even though I use other browsers rather than it. So bro, do you ever use the program? Should I remove it?

What is your favorite browser? Do you think what makes a good browser?image-browser

  • Appearance: keep clean and creative from sense of sight ; various themes and skins.
  • Speed: quick starting speed, small CPU occupancy, high analytical speed.
  • Extension: unable to slow down running speed; a large of number of extensions.
  • Security: protect computer users from network attack and phishing.
  • Synchronization: able to synchronize bookmark, extension, skin, browser settings and so on.

Now check up your browser to see whether it meets your requirement.

Quickly Scan Your System to see if it has been infected with BrowserAir


Infected Symptoms:

  • Tons of ads emerge in an endless stream when you are browsing.
  • Slow down operating speed and degrade computer performance.
  • Display fake update and other software updates.
  • Bring more unwanted programs or applications into your computer without your permission.
  • Alter original browser settings.

More information about BrowserAir

BrowserAir published by Goobzo Ltd is actually a potentially unwanted program which is able to display constant ads. It is promoted as a powerful browser based on Chromium project. From the appearance, it is similar to Chrome in the surface and layout options. Besides, www-searching.com is usually used as the default engine of the browser.

(Screenshot of BrowserAir)

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Designers claim that the browser will provide you the fastest possible browsing speed and good browsing experience, but this is not the case. Once installed, it quickly replaces default browser. Other browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox may be invaded and installed extensions related to BrowserAir. As a plugin or add-on, it always interrupts your browsing by showing pop ups and fake message. What are stored in the browser including your browsing history, cookies and bookmarks will be shared with remote developers. In order to get pay-per-click revenue, the browser only promotes ads created by its collaborator, while other ads will be blocked. This is not a good thing but means computer users receive ineffective information passively. Moderate ads can achieve the good effect of promoting products, but excessive ads will only make users annoyed. Therefore, you are recommended to remove BrowserAir as soon as possible.

How BrowserAir gets into your PC?

Few computer users install BrowserAir purposely. BrowserAir usually enters your computer via third party software or pay-per-install bundle. It is found that Softonic Installer, CNET installer and other software will use the bundled software to increase traffic and gain profit. Computer users usually click “Install” button unconsciously. Later, the program begins installation automatically within several seconds. When you notice it, it has been installed in your computer and creates malicious files. The reason why you fail to uninstall the browser is that it adds the primary executable named Updater.exe to Windows Task Scheduler service. Updater.exe is able to run automatically in the background and check for software updates in order to install new version. Therefore, you should remove BrowserAir and associated files completely as soon as possible.

Note: The post provides you with manual removal guide and automatic removal guide, please continue to read. Manual removal is recommended if you have experience in computer operation. Automatic removal is recommended if you want to remove BrowserAir quickly&completely.


Method 1: Remove BrowserAir Manually

Step 1: Terminate Related Processes

Step 2: Uninstall BrowserAir from Control Panel

Step 3: Remove Items Related to BrowserAir from Your Browsers

Step 4: Remove Associated folder and files from System

Step 5: Delete Relevant Registry Entries

Method 2: Remove BrowserAir Automatically


Method 1: Remove BrowserAir Manually

Step 1: Terminate Related Processes

Open the Task Manger, press Processes tab, and then stop the following process by click End Process/ End Task:

Updater.exe

BrowserAir.exe

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How to Open Task Manager

Step 2: Uninstall BrowserAir from Control Panel

For Windows XP

  1. Click Start button in the lower-left corner, and then select Control Panel from the list.organge-start-control-xp
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs under Catergory view.control-panel-xp
  3. Select BrowserAir from the list, click Remove button.

 

For Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start button on the task bar, and then select Control Panel from the list.start-control
  2. Tap on the down arrow beside “View by”, select Category in the drop-down menu.win7-uninstall-program
  3. Click Uninstall a program under Programs.
  4. Select BrowserAir from the list, click Uninstall button.win7-uninstallbrowserair

 

For Windows 8

  1. Press Windows + X key to open Charm bar and type control panel in Search box.win8-search-control-panel
  2. Click Control Panel, choose View by Catergory (select from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner) and click Uninstall a program.win8-uninstall-a-program
  3. Select BrowserAir and click Uninstall button.win8-uninstallbrowserair

 

For Windows 10

  1. Click Start button in the lower-right corner of taskbar, type Control Panel in search box and click it.win10-control-panel
  2. Choose View by Category (select from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner) and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find BrowserAir from the list, click Uninstall button.win8-uninstallbrowserair
  4. Follow the uninstall wizard to uninstall it.

Step 3: Remove Items Related to BrowserAir from Your Browsers

As a frequently-used search engine of BrowserAir, www-searching.com may hijack other browsers when you installed BrowserAir. So you need to check up your homepage and search engines firstly. Then, you are required to remove unwanted extensions or add-ons related to BrowserAir. Finally, you can optionally reset your browser settings.

 

Internet Explorer

Reset your homepage and search engines:

  • Click Tools button (gear icon) and then select Internet Options.tools-internet-options-ie
  • In General tab, delete www-searching.com or type one of your favorite web pages, and then click Apply and OK button.ie-homepage
  • Navigate to Manage add-ons.ie-manage-add-ons-win8
  • Click Search Providers in the right side, remove items related to www-searching.com if you find them.ie-search-provider-win7

Remove extensions:

  • Press Tools button and select Manage add-ons.ie-manage-add-ons-win8
  • Choose Show All add-ons and remove extensions related to BrowserAir by clicking Disable button.ie-browserair-add-on

 

Mozilla Firefox

Reset your homepage and search engines:

  • Click (Menu button) and select Options.
  • Pay attention to Homepage area, remove www-searching.com or change it to one of your favorite web pages.ff-home
  • Navigate to Search, check up items related to www-searching.com and delete them if you find them.firefox-search-1

Remove extensions and plug-ins:

  • Navigate to Extensions tab, remove associated extensions by clicking Disable or Remove button.browser-ff-extension
  • Navigate to Plugins tab, remove associated plugins by selecting Never Activate from down-down menu.firefox-plugins

 

Google Chrome

  • Click (Menu button) and select Settings.chrome-settings-2-win7
  • Reset Startup pages: Click Set pages, delete www-searching.com by pressing the “X” in the right side.gc-start
  • Reset Homepage: Click Change (If you don’t see it, please check Show Home button), delete www-searching.comgc-home
  • Reset Search engines: Click Manage search engines… and then delete all items of www-searching.com (You’d better your favorite search engine as the default one and then remove it if the current default search engine is www-searching.com) and then click Done button.gc-searchengine

 

  • Remove extensions: click Extensions tab, delete unwanted extensions by clicking Trash icon.browserair-gc-extensions

 

Note: The manual removal will be a time-consuming and error-prone process if you are not enough in computer knowledge. Moreover, it cant ensure 100% removal. Thus, you are recommended to remove BrowserAir with a powerful removal tool.

 

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Step 4: Remove Associated folder and files from System

Remove Files from Directory Path

  • Right click on icon of BrowserAir in the desktop or Start menu, and then select Properties.properties
  • Press Shortcut tab, and then click Open File Location.browsershortcutshortcut
  • Move the mouse to an area that the full path is shown -> Click the parent directory -> Right click on the folder and delete it.

 

Alternative Method:

First, make sure that all files and folders are shown. Then, go to Local Disk (C:), type BrowserAir and then delete detected items.

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How to show hidden files and folder

Step 5: Clean Associated Registry Entries

  1. Open Start menu, search for regedit (type regedit in search box or Run dialogue) and open it.typeregedit
  2. Click Edit and select Find, and then type BrowserAir in the box.reged
  3. Delete associated items if you find them.
  4. Repeat 2~3 until the window below appears.findnothing

Note: In case of mistaken deletion of important registry files, you’d better back up these files. If you are afraid of making any mistakes during the manual removal process, you are advised to remove BrowserAir and associated files with the assistance of a powerful anti-malware tool.


Method 2: Remove BrowserAir Automatically

Step 5: Remove BrowserAir from Computer Automatically

Option 1: Remove BrowserAir with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a powerful detection & removal tool certified by West Coast Labs’ Checkmark Certification System. The program is able to detect and remove various computer threats including adware, browser hijacker, Trojan and so on. Under protection of SpyHunter, you can surf the Internet without anxiety.

  • Download SpyHunter from the button below.browserair-removebuttong
  • Open the downloaded file to begin the installation, and then click Run to continue when a window pops up as below.2

 

  • After selecting your language, click OK button.ok-spyhunter1
  • Click CONTINUE button.continue1
  • Click Install button after choosing I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy.install3
  • Click Exit button after the installation is completed.step-6-exit
  • After the installation, SpyHunter will run and scan your computer automatically. If not, you need to lauch SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now!scan
  • The system scan is in process.scanning
  • When the scan has completed, the screen will show you all malicious items that SpyHunter has detected. To remove detected items completely, click “Fix Threats” button.shopperpro-syphunter-result
  • Restart your computer to apply all changes after removal is completed.

Note: Different from registered version, free version is only able to scan and detect all threats in your computer. To remove detected items completely, you’d better upgrade to the paid version.

Option 2: Remove BrowserAir with PCKeeper Antivirus.

  • Download PCKeep Antivirus and Install PCKeeper Antivirus by clicking Start Install button.pckeeper-start-install
  • After installation is finished, you need to wait for completion of Gathering Data.pckeeper-gathering-data
  • After Gathering Data is finished, click Full Scan or Custom Scan button.
  • Full Scan is recommended if you want to check the whole system for viruses.
  • Custom Scan is recommended if you want to quickly check specific files or folders.pckeeper-full-scan-or-custom-scan
  • When the scan is done, you should check the box beside File Name and then click Delete or Add to Quarantine.pckeeper-result
  • Still can’t solve your problems? Or do you have other problems? PCKeeper Antivirus provides you with one-to-one assistance from computer specialists. Online chat can be started by click Show Support Bar in the right side!pckeeper-chat

 

Option 3: Remove BrowserAir with Plumbytes Anti-Malware

 

  • Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware from the button below.plumbytes-anti-malware-downloadbutton
  • Install Plumbytes Anti-Malware by clicking INSTALL button.install-1
  • After installation is done, run Plumbytes Anti-Malware by double-clicking on openplumbytes(or Plumbytes Anti-Malware will run automatically).
  • Go to OVERVIEW, and then click Run a scan.run-a-scan
  • After scan is completed, all detected items will show in the list. You should check the box beside Attirerpage.com or Select All and then click REMOVE SELECTED.antimalware-result-1
  • Restart the computer to take effect.

 

image-noteTips of preventing your computer from PUP

  • Pay attention to information page of a software you want to download. Download buttons may make some computer users confused and download another programs mistakenly. You also can observe file name being downloaded and stop the process from running in time if you find it is not the program you want to download.
  • Always choose Custom Install options and deselect items you don’t want to download. In general, a program prefersto check items automatically in order to gain traffic. If you neglect these options, your computer will gets infected with unwanted programs.
  • Launch and update your anti-malware program regularly. A powerful anti-malware program will send you warning and prevent you from downloading malware.
  • Install some useful browsers extensions like AdBlock and Unchecky.
Important Note: Despite BrowserAir as a Chromium-built browser, it doesn’t work well as Google Chrome. Instead, your computer may suffer from annoying advertisements displayed by the browser. It proves that the browser is actually a a Potentially Unwanted Program with adware capabilities. Hence, it is highly recommended that you use an automatic removal tool to remove BrowserAir.
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