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Remove Olcinium Browser (Improved Guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Olcinium Browser – is it a reliable Internet browser? Should I use it?

You should NOT use this web browser. An infamous Olcinium Browser is a program that can cause serious problems on the computer. Here is a list of various effects that this application can cause on an infected computer:

  • If this program gets installed on a PC, it may cause system slowdowns or even crashes.
  • Once this potentially unwanted program slithers into the system, it removes all shortcuts of Google Chrome.
  • It will remove them from your desktop and the start menu, and then it replaces them with Olcinium Browser shortcuts.
  • This fake Internet browser is Chromium-based, and it is sponsored by third-party applications. It means that it can initiate various Olcinium Browser redirects to unreliable sources.
  • The most shocking fact about Olcinium Browser is that it can infiltrate the computer system without even asking for user’s permission.

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Questions about Olcinium Browser

You should always be careful if you notice some unexpected alterations on your computer. Olcinium Browser promotes website, which pretends to be a regular search engine. Unfortunately, this website is VERY dangerous, and you should not use it. As our research team attempted to open this page several times, we have received several notifications that this website may lead to infectious websites that may promote harmful programs. It is not surprising because Olcinium Browser is an ad-supported program. It does not only generate Olcinium Browser ads itself but, as we have mentioned before, it promotes an untrustworthy search engine that also displays misleading search results infected with hyperlinks that lead to suspicious websites. You should NOT click on ads by Olcinium Browser, and you should NOT use the search engine that this fake Internet browser provides. Otherwise, there are great chances to infect your computer by accidentally clicking on infected links. To avoid computer infections and to not expose your system to potential dangers, you should keep an anti-malware program on your computer. We recommend installing Reimage and running a full computer scan with it.

How can this rogue Olcinium Browser hijack my computer without my knowledge?!

Olcinium Browser is a potentially unwanted application (PUP). Even though Olcinium has its official website, you will not find a download link for Olcinium Browser. Therefore, this critical application is spread in an indirect way – via other freeware and shareware. The developers of Olcinium Browser tend to attach this program to other free programs. As the majority of PC users tend to install new programs in a rush, they usually skip the “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” documents, which are vital and can reveal the existence of various potentially unwanted attachments. Moreover, many PC users tend to install new programs with the traditional “default” or “standard” installation settings. It is the second and very serious mistake – you should NOT install new software using these options because they conceal the agreements to install additional software. To deselect these agreements, you have to choose either “custom” or “advanced” installation option.

What to do if I have already installed this fake browser, and I see it on my start menu?

If you have already noticed that Google Chrome icon is gone from your desktop and the start menu, you should waste no time and look for the traces of Olcinium Browser virus. This potentially dangerous program should NOT be kept on your machine, and it should be uninstalled immediately. We have provided two options how to remove Olcinium Browser – you can either delete it on your own, or you can use the anti-spyware program that we have mentioned before. For the manual removal, follow these guidelines:

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To remove Olcinium Browser, follow these steps:

Eliminate Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser and related programs
    Here, look for Olcinium Browser 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'

Uninstall Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser 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'

Remove Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase Olcinium Browser 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, Olcinium Browser should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser 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 Olcinium Browser removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. marocco says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 8:09 am

    This is MALWARE! Its a virus! I have installed several computer threats by using that website!

  2. Azza says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 8:11 am

    bloody browser is flooding my screen with ads. total crwpware!

  3. mayaxiong says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 8:14 am

    it is awful, do not install it! brings various useless content on your screen and causes killing redirects to malicious websites. it is such a bad application i cannot find words…(

  4. e621 says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 8:17 am

    this browser SUCKS. It is a total computer catastrophe… I have already removed it from my computer and got chrome browser back, but i definitely do not recommend installing anything similar to olcinium browser

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