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Remove ClearNiceBrowse ads (Removal Instructions) - updated Oct 2016

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Can I use ClearNiceBrowse for improving my search sessions?

ClearNiceBrowse virus has nothing to do with improved searches, so you should stay away from this browser add-on. Our security experts have investigated that this app is ad-supported what means that it can cause the unstoppable amount of ads on your browser. These ads are worth nothing because they are displayed with a desire to redirect users to sponsored websites and trick them into buying something. Besides, some of these ads can be used for promoting potentially unwanted programs (also known as PUPs) that are presented as useful tools that can be used for fixing errors and improving PC’s functionality. If you have just noticed ClearNiceBrowse ads on your browsers, you should start ignoring them. However, it isn’t an easy task because they are displayed on various forms and on different websites. You can click them accidentally and find yourself rerouted to a suspicious page that you don’t know. To minimize the damage, you need to remove ClearNiceBrowse virus. It’s not a secret that adware-type programs protect themselves with the help of browser helper objects and similar components. That’s why we highly recommend using automatic removal option and Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

You can fail to remember the day of the installation of this adware. That’s because it has been actively spread around with the help of two different methods. Firstly, it can be downloaded from its official site and third-party download websites. However, this is not the only way used for its distribution. Beware that the second way used for ClearNiceBrowse hijack is called bundling. It is closely related to freeware and shareware used for spreading optional components in exchange for money. More information about the prevention of such software bundles you can find in the next paragraph. Now it is time to remove this adware from the system. Every detail which is related to this process is given in the end of this post. Make sure you are very attentive while performing ClearNiceBrowse removal on your computer because you can get rid of useful system components. 

The picture of ClearNiceBrowse adware

How can I let this adware hijack my computer?

This browser add-on is based on Justplugit engine which is not very known and does not have the official website. Such fact should be a signal that ClearNiceBrowse virus is not as reliable as it seems from the first sight, so you should not install it on your computer. Nevertheless, it may show up on your web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) out of nowhere because it has been actively distributed with the help of “bundling”. The main freeware which has been discovered to spread this adware is called Installrex. Please, make sure you stay away from it. In addition, you should be careful with these risk-posing apps as well: EZDownloader,, and If you want to prevent installing “software bundles”, you should remember several things. Firstly, do not avoid reading accessible information about the freeware that you are about to install. In addition to that, avoid selecting Quick or Basic installation options and opt for Advanced or Custom installation. Then, you must monitor the entire installation process carefully and deselect all “optional downloads”.

According to security experts, this questionable add-on is not as active as in the beginning. However, it can be used for various activities that should never be ignored. We haven’t mentioned about its ability to use tracking software yet. Typically, it is used to collect information about people’s browsing habits. Well, you should not worry about losing banking information, passwords, and similar information because it can’t access such data. However, it can easily gather your search terms, websites visited, data entered in them, clicks, IP address, email address, PC’s location, etc. Such data can be used for creating customized advertisements or involved into more suspicious activities, so there is no doubt that you should protect it with the help of all possible ways.

ClearNiceBrowse removal

If you want to remove ClearNiceBrowse virus from your computer, you need a reliable scanner. For that, you can choose one of these programs that are given below. Besides, our security experts have also prepared a detailed ClearNiceBrowse removal guide that can be used instead of these scanners. However, as we have already mentioned, you must follow each step in exact order to prevent the following issues on your computer.

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To remove ClearNiceBrowse ads, follow these steps:

Delete ClearNiceBrowse from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall ClearNiceBrowse and related programs
    Here, look for ClearNiceBrowse or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove ClearNiceBrowse from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for ClearNiceBrowse or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase ClearNiceBrowse from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for ClearNiceBrowse and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete ClearNiceBrowse removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate ClearNiceBrowse ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, ClearNiceBrowse should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall ClearNiceBrowse from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select ClearNiceBrowse and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete ClearNiceBrowse removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of ClearNiceBrowse from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select ClearNiceBrowse and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete ClearNiceBrowse removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete ClearNiceBrowse from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for ClearNiceBrowse or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete ClearNiceBrowse removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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