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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Browse for the Cause

Browse for the Cause is an application that copies its name from a legitimate charity add-on for Firefox called Browse for a Cause. Browse for the Cause is always presented as an application that allows you to donate part of the money you pay for online purchases to the charity. Once the program is installed, Browse for the Cause remains in your system tray bar and it says that you can always check how much money you have earned and donated for the charities. The program is not a computer virus, but it is categorizes as adware with browser hijacker features, because the default setup of the application installs a search engine, a toolbar and changes home page settings.

Some users might claim that Browse for the Cause changes their default home page settings without their consent, but this app prompts you about the oncoming changes when you install it. If a user chooses "Express Install" instead of the Custom Install, then you will have a Internet Turbo Toolbar install with your home page and default search engine changed to a website related to Browse for the Cause. The app is known to change home page to search.snap.do or DefaultTab's search page. Naturally, it is rather annoying to have your home page changed, even if you have agreed to it yourself. What is more, search.snap.do displays commercial advertisements below its search bar, and some of these ads might have links that lead to corrupted websites.

It is the main reason why users are advised to remove Browse for the Cause from their computers - the application might be quite of a nuisance instead of providing selected charity organizations with your money. Luckily, it seems that Browse for the Cause does not affect Google Chrome browser as of yet, so you will only need to restore your default settings on Internet Explorer and/or Mozilla Firefox.

Remove Browse for the Cause from PC

Delete from Windows 8

  1. Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. When Charms bar appears, click Settings.
  3. Go to Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove Browse for the Cause and Internet Turbo from the list.

Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Remove Browse for the Cause and Internet Turbo.

Delete from Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove Browse for the Cause and Internet Turbo.

Restore default browser settings

For Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  3. Remove Web Search and set a new default search engine.
  4. Press Alt+X again and click Internet Options.
  5. Delete search.snap.do from home page section under General tab.
  6. Enter a new home page address and click OK to save changes.

For Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click search engine icon on the left of the Mozilla search bar.
  2. Click Manage search engines.
  3. Delete Web search from the list and set a new default search engine. Click OK.
  4. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  5. Delete search.snap.do from home page section under General tab.
  6. Type in a new home page address and click OK.

In case you think there might be some residual files in your system, perform a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. Invest in a computer security program if necessary, to protect your system from dangerous threats.

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How to manually remove Browse for the Cause

Files associated with Browse for the Cause infection:

BrowseForTheCause.exe

Browse for the Cause processes to kill:

BrowseForTheCause.exe
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Comments

  1. judy bee Dec 28, 2014

    your directions were fine but didn't completely remove this program from my computer....I am pissed at AMAZON for allowing this type of crap onto my computer. especially since I clicked no and it installed itself anyway.

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