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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Fusion Browser

Fusion Browser is a questionable desktop application that was built on the chromium engine. Although this program cannot cause your computer direct harm, it might still present you with indirect risks. Therefore, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is possible that you have installed this PUP knowingly and officially, but, unfortunately, it is also possible that it has sneaked onto your computer in a bundled version potentially along with malicious software installers. This is really bad news because this PUP will be the least of your problems in that case. We recommend that you remove Fusion Browser if you want to keep your PC clean from infections. Let us tell you in more detail why we think that this application may hold system security-related risks for your operating system and how you can protect your computer from these.

This application is actually a web browser that you can run from your desktop. It promises you “the most convenient, clutter-free browsing experience”, simplicity, and a “stylish and intuitive interface.” This browser comes with a number of “built-in” extensions, including integrated Facebook functionality, streaming music app, free VPN, local weather, and a convenient deal finder. We have found that Fusion Browser is very similar to WebDiscover Browser. This browser application displays a search bar at the top of the screen, which we do not advise you to use. The reason is that you may get unreliable search results, if at all. The truth is that your search query is redirected to an Israeli search engine, trovi.com and then, to a possibly manipulated Bing search results page.

What makes it even more suspicious is that if you check this trovi.com search page, instead of a search box, now you will find a warning message saying: “This search page has been blocked due to a violation of our terms of use.” But somehow the informational page is still up and running at info.trovi.com, so you can see that this search engine claims to be in “strategic partnerships with Google, Yahoo!, and Bing” so that you can find quickly and easily what you are looking for. However, the page is blocked now for some reasons; and most probably not because it was such a reliable tool.

Apart from the possibly manipulated search results – if you get any at all now – which can contain potentially unsafe third-party ads and sponsored links, you can also encounter third-party ads through the software itself. Here is what the EULA discloses about this:

Some components of the Software may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored by or through the Software, queries made through the Software or other information.

You need to understand that third-party ads can never be fully trusted since nobody reviews and controls these third parties. This means that there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will end up on a legitimate website if you click on them. It is a possibility – no matter how slight that chance may be – that you land on a malicious website. Most online scams and frauds start with a single click on the wrong link or advertisement. Therefore, we advise you to delete Fusion Browser if you want to avoid the experience of being scammed.

Mainly there are two ways this infection can enter your computer. First, you can download it officially from its website at getfusionbrowser.com. However, the installer may get blocked by your browser, once it finishes downloading, as being suspicious or possibly containing a threat. This is a rather suspicious behavior from a software installer and clearly shows that you need to be careful with this program. But, unfortunately, we have also found bundled versions of this PUP, which contained some extra extensions, including GeniusBox and RightCoupon, both of which can show third-party ads.

If you feel now that you may be better off without this potentially unreliable application, it is time for you to learn how you can remove Fusion Browser from your computer. In fact, it is quite a simple task, which can be performed even by an inexperienced computer user. You need to locate the uninstaller of this PUP in the installed programs list in Control Panel, and run it. Please follow our instructions below if you have never uninstalled an application. Please keep in mind that there is a possibility that there are other malware infections present on your system as well. You can try to identify them manually by opening and checking the installed programs list in Control Panel, then, the extension lists in your browsers. If you find any suspicious application or extension, you can use our search box at the top to find it in our extensive database. If we have an article on the particular infection, you will also have a solution to eliminate it.

However, you should know that this way you can only find the less dangerous malware threats only, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, bad toolbars, and PUPs; but what about backdoors, keyloggers, rootkits, Trojans, and the like? These are rather dangerous infections that can cripple your operating system and destroy your files, not to mention that they can even steal sensitive information from your hard drive, too. Therefore, we advise you to consider installing a decent antimalware program that can effectively protect your computer from any kind of malware attacks. For perfect and full-time protection, do not forget to keep this security tool up-to-date. As a matter of fact, you should keep all your software and drivers also updated regularly to leave fewer doors open for cyber criminals to access your computer.

How to remove Fusion Browser from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X and pick Programs and Features.
  2. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows button on the Taskbar and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and access Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and click Remove.
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