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Remove Outfire Browser ads (Virus Removal Guide)

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Why should you keep your computer free of Outfire Browser virus?

Typically, Outfire Browser virus gets inside victim’s computer with the help of Mutabaha Trojan. Outfire Browser is Chromium-based and hardly differs from the real and legitimate browser. Well, of course, only from the first sight. In reality, it is a highly dangerous computer parasite designed to display advertisements on user’s screen and integrate them into websites that he or she enters. Outfire Browser hijack happens when the previously mentioned Trojan installs a malware dropper on the compromised computer system and a Windows Batch (BAT) file. Once the malware dropper installs the bogus web browser, the BAT file removes the malware dropper from the system, concealing signs of its existence.

Questions about Outfire Browser ads

Outfire Browser adware assigns itself to Startup programs and launches on Windows startup. It removes real Google Chrome shortcuts from user’s desktop and start menu, replacing them with its own ones. Of course, these shortcuts are designed to pose as real Chrome shortcuts, but of course, they are not. The first sign indicating that your system has been hijacked by this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is homepage, which appears on the fake Chrome browser’s startup. If this web page featuring a search engine shows up in your browser, do not ignore this signs and scan your computer system using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or similar software to detect and remove Outfire Browser malware.
The homepage that Outfire Browser virus features

As we have mentioned, this fake browser incorporates web ads, which, needless to say, can be dangerous. Clicking on them might open untrustworthy Internet sites filled with questionable content. It goes without saying that Outfire Browser ads are no regular ads and that they cannot be trusted. Be aware of the truth that this fake web browser tracks your activity online while you use it, including your search queries, downloads, browsing history, and similar information, which helps it to select targeted advertisements for you. Beware of these catchy-looking ads, or they might transfer you to potentially dangerous places on the Internet. That is why we suggest you to complete Outfire Browser removal without a doubt.

How to protect your computer from Outfire Browser hijack?

We have already mentioned that Outfire Browser hijack occurs due to Mutabaha Trojan. Beware of this malicious infection because it is capable of installing even more malware on your system! This Trojan might slither into the system after carelessly installing untrustworthy programs or after downloading bogus software updates (which are actively advertised via various shady third-party sites). Remember – install only trustworthy programs and updates, which can be found on verified and secure websites. It would be the best to install software only from websites that belong to official software developers. Please, do not be tempted by free downloads presented on shady websites – such downloads are frequently bundled with untrustworthy or even dangerous files. If you have already installed this adware on the system and don’t know how to uninstall it, then continue reading the information provided below.

Outfire Browser removal instructions

Please keep your computer protected and remove Outfire Browser virus from it. Keeping this fake web browser leaves a big security hole in your PC system, which can become the path allowing other cyber threats to infiltrate the computer system. We recommend you to carry out Outfire Browser removal using automatic malware removal software, because you have to check if the Mutabaha Trojan horse hasn’t brought any additional malware to your
PC. However, we still provide manual removal instructions that might help you to remove this fake Internet browser. Please complete the removal procedure automatically if you cannot delete it manually.

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To remove Outfire Browser ads, follow these steps:

Remove Outfire 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 Outfire Browser and related programs
    Here, look for Outfire 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 Outfire 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 Outfire 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'

Get rid of Outfire 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 Outfire 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 Outfire Browser removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Outfire Browser 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, Outfire Browser should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Outfire 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 Outfire 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 Outfire Browser removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Outfire 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 Outfire 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 Outfire Browser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Outfire 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 Outfire 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 Outfire Browser removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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  1. Ronald says:
    September 14th, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Thats scary – I have seen ads showing up when I use chrome. I believe i gotta scan my pc now!

  2. adam says:
    September 14th, 2016 at 10:30 am

    My malware removal software has just detected and removed both Trojan and this outfire browser.

  3. Hazey3 says:
    September 14th, 2016 at 10:31 am

    My computer is infected with this $%#!!!!!

  4. Alexander24 says:
    September 14th, 2016 at 10:32 am

    AAntivirus just discovered Mutabaha for me. I wonder if it can detect this browser too

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