Do you know what Browsefox is?
Browsefox is a browser plugin that was originally available for download at browsefox.com/download. However, at the time of writing it is impossible to download the plugin at the official website. Nevertheless, users still report instances of Browsefox installation, although they say that they had no intention of installing the plugin in the first place. That is so, because such add-ons come along with other freeware from unreliable websites. Should you have this application on your computer as well, you are strongly encouraged to uninstall Browsefox in order to prevent various undesirable consequences.
Unlike other plugins or browser hijackers, Browsefox does not modify your browser settings, so you may not notice that you have this application installed at first. The plugin comes from the same group of browser extensions as LemurLeap Virus or LinkSwift Deals. Judging from the information provided at the official website, Browsefox is there to help you manage your internet browsing at lot more efficiently, especially as the plugin is compatible with all main browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. On the surface, there seems to be nothing wrong with the plugin, but users still should not allow it to remain on their computers.
As a result, almost anyone (who knows how to) can make use of Browsefox to display pop-ups. In case a malicious party exploits this application, with one single click on a corrupted ad, you could end up in a dangerous website that distributes malware. This is not a definite outcome, but you should take all the precaution measures to avoid computer threats, so you should remove Browsefox from your computer, to prevent similar things from happening.
How to remove Browsefox
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Browsefox.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Browsefox.
- Click Start menu button and open Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall a Browsefox.
After manual removal, check whether your browser still has Browsefox add-on. The add-on should be gone automatically once you uninstall the plugin via Control Panel. Eventually, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. This will allow you to make sure that your computer is absolutely safe.
In non-techie terms:
Browsefox is a browser extension that has been designed to improve your browsing experience, but there is a number of security threats related to it, so you should avoid using it altogether. Simply remove Browsefox from your computer.