Thursday, 22 August 2013

How to clean and secure your browser like a pro?


Whether you are downloading a free game or other, your browser becomes very prone to malicious adware. Legitimate sites don’t allow those ads which spread viruses, malware or scams. Also, the adware can change your homepage as well as redirect your searches and URLs. This tutorial is suggesting you some tips to get rid of it.

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1.Firstly, you should run antivirus to scan your entire PC. It will remove viruses or malware from your PC. Also, you need to use secondary scanner such as Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search & Destroy, or SuperAntiSpyware.

2.Secondly, disable all the toolbars which you don’t use. Legitimate toolbars from trustworthy sites like Yahoo can be used. Thus, remove all the other unused toolbars and reduce the visual clutter as well as possible route for malware. In order to remove toolbars from Internet Explorer, right-click the toolbar to produce the context menu and then deselect the unwanted toolbars in the list. If prompted, make sure to select “Disable.” In Firefox, just right-click the toolbar and switch it off.

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3.Furthermore, adware networks are also very harmful. These can trick users to install add-ons and extensions to inject ads, use their site as homepage, etc. In Internet Explorer, open “Tools” menu and select “Manage add-ons.” From the menu, select “All add-ons.” For disabling an item, you need to right-click it and select “Disable.” For a Firefox user, click the orange menu button in the top-left corner of your browser and select “Add-ons” from the list. After that, review both the Extensions section and the Plug-ins section disabling anything that looks suspicious. In Chrome, simply type chrome://extensions/ into the address bar. Other than this, open main menu by clicking the control button in the top-right corner of the browser, and then select “Settings” and click “Extensions.”

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4.In case, the malicious adware has changed your homepage then you can close the browser and launch it again. For changing it in Internet Explorer open “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options.” In Chrome, open the main menu, select “Settings”, and refer to “On startup settings.” In Firefox, open the main menu and select “Options.”

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5. Adware components installed on your PC can be found under “Programs and Features” list in Windows. For this, just click the “Start” button and type “programs and features” into the search bar. Thus, check your installed program list as part of your browser cleaning. 
6. Well, if you are still facing difficulty with your browser then reset everything to factory default. It will wipe out all your saved data and customization.

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7. After resetting, be attentive to keep your browser clean against infectious programs. Also, consider using a browser sandbox in which you can open suspicious programs and files securely. For this, you can download the program such as Sandboxie.
Hopefully, by using above tips you can accomplish the task of cleaning your browser. For more from the XpertCrewTM team, please follow us on Twitter @Techvedic or contact Techvedic’s computer support helpdesk, as per below contact-details:
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