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Remove Wind Browser (Removal Guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

What should I know about Wind Browser?

Wind Browser is a potentially unwanted program, which was created for Russian-speaking countries. However, security experts have already revealed that it can also be added to adware and a potentially unwanted program categories. The main issue caused by Wind Browser adware is enormous amount of commercial ads that are filled with price comparisons, coupons, update offers and similar deals. However, we should also mention the possibility of slow downs, redirects to unknown websites and even tracking of your browsing activity. So, no matter that Wind Browser virus claims to be capable of making your browsing fast, ad-free and virus-free, you have to be very cautious because all these claims are just empty words. To prevent unwanted activity on your computer, you should remove this ASAP.

Technically, Wind Browser is not a virus. It’s just a potentially unwanted program, which is used for making the money. However, beware that it can expose your computer to even a greater viruses and malware. How? The most of Wind Browser ads are filled with third-party links that are supposed to redirect people to sponsored websites trying to increase their popularity. Unfortunately, but there is no guarantee that each of such sites is safe because the developers of such programs fail to double check parties that they promote. Moreover, as the Terms of Privacy of Wind virus reveals, this program is capable of tracking its victims and collecting non-personal information. While you can hardly lose vital data, you can reveal some personal details about you to unknown parties. They can be free to know your PC’s IP address, your search terms, email address, an similar browsing-related information. If you want to prevent the loss of such data, you should remove Wind Browser from your computer. The easiest way to do that is to install Reimage or other reliable anti-spyware program.

Wind Browser virus

How can this program hijack my computer system?

Questions about Wind Browser

In reality, Wind Browser hijacks your web browser, not your computer system. However, the only thing that is important here is to reveal methods that are used for this activity. The main thing that you MUST remember about potentially unwanted apps is that they are commonly distributed together with other free programs. So, you should never install software carelessly because you can never know what components it spreads in a bundle. These components or attachments can be installed if you tend to rely on Standard/Default/Express installation modes. We advise to opt out these installation settings and opt for either Advanced or Custom installation option. Once you click on either one or another option, the setup window should expand and provide a list that can be called ‘recommended downloads’ or ‘suggested applications.’ DESELECT these proposals to install them. This way, you will prevent installing unknown applications.

If this browser is installed on your computer, you should also think about WInd Browser removal. To remove this suspicious web browser software, you can rely on manual or automatic removal option. Both of them are explained on page 2.

How to delete this fake web browser from the PC?

As we have already mentioned, you have two options how to remove Wind Browser virus from your computer. You can remove it manually or automatically. Both methods are good, but if you are an inexperienced computer user, we do not recommend using manual Wind Browser removal option. In this case, you should leave this task for a professional spyware removal tool, which is capable of checking the system throughly and eliminating each of suspicious components. Programs that you can install on your computer and use for eliminating Wind Browser adware from your machine are given below. Please, be patient and make sure that you update anti-spyware to its latest version. This is the only way to make sure that it will detect all unwanted components on your computer.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Wind Browser, follow these steps:

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

Remove Wind 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 Wind 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'

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

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

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

Erase Wind 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 Wind 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 Wind Browser removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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

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  1. Zegitta says:
    January 20th, 2016 at 8:08 am

    really crappy browser, more like a virus. do not install this damn thing or your computer lagg and crash again and again. i have installed this thing accidentaly and now i regret it..

  2. venera says:
    January 20th, 2016 at 8:17 am

    very doubtful and suspicious browser, I dont like the fact that it was installed without my permission!

  3. STEVEN says:
    January 20th, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I hate wind browser, and i cannot remove it! You cannot imagine how angry I am!

  4. STEVEN says:
    January 20th, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I have removed it, installed Spyhunter and found this parasite just with a few clicks. Now this parasite called windbrowser is gone. I am suprised – anti-spyware program is actually useful .Thanks!

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