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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission


BrowserAir is one potentially unwanted program that you might want to remove from your computer. It can be debated whether this application is useful, but we regard it as undesirable, and you would quickly learn why if you install it. In this article we will try give you the most important information about this rather mysterious browser. The information will help you determine this application’s usefulness without your trying it out for yourself. So we invite you to read the full article.

This program seems to come from nowhere. We did not come across any information that would indicate the application’s developers. The application does have a dedicated website at Browserair.com, but it only contains a few promotional slogans, a Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and a subpage where you can contact the developers. Oddly enough, BrowserAir cannot be downloaded from the website, so we do not know how exactly it is disseminated. But we have a hunch that it might be bundled with other potentially unwanted applications and put up for download on various piracy websites. If that is the case, and you have installed this browser, then you should scan your computer with an antimalware scanner. You cannot be too careful, since piracy websites are apt to feature software that can be downloaded by clicking fictitious download buttons.

If you install BrowserAir, it will automatically be set as the default browser . However, it will also change the homepage of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome to www-searching.com, which will redirect all of your search queries to Thesmartsearch.net. On top of that, the application will also install a search bar — not on your browser, but on your desktop. And it will always be there unless you remove it.

So this program is aggressively promoting a certain website. Perhaps the program’s developers get paid for doing so. Therefore, it is more than likely that BrowserAir was not created to help you (the user), but to help someone else and cause you inconvenience if you installed this application unintentionally. After all, it is all about money. The application is used to generate traffic to the website, which is known to gather non-personal information. The privacy policy states that Thesmartsearch.net does not share any personally identifiable information with third parties. But the website is obliged to provide them with non-personal information, such as your browsing preferences, search history, browsing history, approximate geographical location, and so on. The privacy policy goes on to state that the website might display third-party advertisements, although we did not see any.

So in a nutshell, BrowserAir is a browser that automatically sets itself as the default browser once you install it. It changes the homepages and search engines of all the web browsers you might have to a particular address which can display commercial advertisements. And it installs an annoying desktop bar. So BrowserAir definitely deserves the title "potentially unwanted program." So, you do want to remove it now? Or will you do it later? If you want to remove it now, then we suggest using our instructions located below.

Remove BrowserAir from your PC manually

Windows XP

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen and open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate BrowserAir and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen and open the Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate BrowserAir, right-click on it, and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Once the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program and locate BrowserAir.
  4. Right-click on the program and click Uninstall.
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