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Remove Ebon Browser virus (Updated Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as Ebon Browser | Type: Adware

What is Ebon Browser and is it legitimate?

Ebon Browser by Ebonmedia Corp. is a dubious web browser that is based on Firefox (open-source browser). We highly do not recommend using it because it may act very unfairly. First of all, people have to be cautious when installing free programs, such as various download managers, PDF creators, media players, and other free programs because Ebon Browser may be added alongside them as an ‘optional download.’ Of course, such suggestion to install a bonus app can be easily rejected; however, that requires people’s attentiveness during installation of a freeware. Therefore, it is not surprising why so many people have already installed it without being noticed. If it enters the system, it may corrupt various system settings, install itself on Windows startup and become your default browser. It is very important to warn you about privacy-related issues that Ebon Browser may cause. It has been found that it may use cookies to spy on you and track information about your browsing habits. However, as stated in its Privacy Policy, “When you communicate with us or use Ebon, we may collect personally identifiable information about you.” It can take your full name, phone number, home address, email address, PC’s IP address, and similar information, which may certainly be used for suspicious purposes.

Questions about Ebon Browser virus

Ebon Browser virus acts quite the same as other unreliable web browsers, such as 1stBrowser, Olive Browser, Hybrid Browser or any other. If a questionable site would become your search provider and homepage, whereas Ebon settles as your default browser, you may even start experiencing redirects to suspicious websites or may start receiving a ton of commercial advertisements during your browsing. Therefore, we recommend you to avoid using Ebon Browser and remove it from the system along with other suspicious applications. The easiest way to do that is to run a full system scan with ReimageIntego or another reliable anti-malware.

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Can this adware hijack my computer and how can I prevent it?

As we have already mentioned, Ebon Browser virus has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program. Besides, the majority of reputable security vendors consider it to be an adware. On the other hand, Ebon Browser is not deemed to be malicious as it does not include dangerous files. It only functions as a tool to advertise questionable websites, but these websites can cause potential danger to your computer. However, it is not recommended to use it since it seems to be closely related to third-parties and may be set to initiate suspicious activities. It is very important not to forget that this dubious web browser is typically distributed via other freeware and shareware. We highly do not recommend using Propeller System, Vetaform Developments s.l. and other questionable download managers because they may promote Ebon Browser and other third-party apps. To prevent installing them, you have to uncheck tick that signs your agreement to install them. You can do that during installation of your selected freeware, but do not forget to select Advanced or Custom installation option. Be aware that after selecting Quick or Basic installation option, ‘additional components’ may be installed by default. Thus, never rush through the installation process and install freeware as carefully as possible.

How to remove Ebon Browser virus?

Because Ebon Browser is classified as a typical adware, usual adware removal instruction will help you to remove Ebon Browser. Simply reset your primary browsers to get rid of it. To help you remove Ebon Browser virus, our security experts have prepared a detailed guide. You can find manual removal instructions for each of the web browsers below. If you fail to remove this virus, please contact our customer support to get our assistance. We also recommend you to download the latest adaptive spyware removal tool – Spyhunter.

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To remove Ebon Browser virus, follow these steps:

Erase Ebon Browser from Windows systems

To remove Ebon Browser virus from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Ebon Browser virus (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove Ebon Browser from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Ebon Browser virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Ebon Browser virus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Ebon Browser virus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Ebon Browser virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Ebon Browser virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall Ebon Browser virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Ebon Browser virus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Eliminate Ebon Browser from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Ebon Browser virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Ebon Browser virus did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Ebon Browser virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Ebon Browser from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Ebon Browser virus by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Ebon Browser virus-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Ebon Browser virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase Ebon Browser from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Ebon Browser virus and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Ebon Browser registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

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  1. gradytroy says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 3:45 am

    True, this browser got into my computer after I installed PDF creator. I cant believe they are using these tactics to become popular. Removing it ASAP.

  2. tracymcslay says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 3:46 am

    I agree with you soo much! what the hell did the developers think when they did that. It could have been a nice browser, but not now.

  3. 99Hunter88 says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 3:48 am

    I tried to use it anyways, but I dont recall installing it. I probably got it through those software bundles. Strange. Deleting it ASAP

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