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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Crxbro Browser

Crxbro Browser is an unreliable program that might slither in without your permission. This web browser might resemble Google Chrome, but that is only because it was created using the Chromium platform. Although associated with Google Chrome, this platform is exploited for the creation of many suspicious programs, including Chroomium Browser and Tesla Browser. Regardless, this one is more distinctive than others, and the program that resembles it most is Ghokswa Browser. This browser is just as unreliable, and its removal is just as important. If you are interested in this specific program, please enter its name into the search box on the right to find the article that was created after analyzing it. Of course, you should continue reading this report if you are interested in removing Crxbro Browser.

An official website for Crxbro Browser does not exist, which poses a question: How is this program distributed? According to our extensive research, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is spread via software bundles. Malicious installers can hide this program completely or introduce it using misleading information. Unfortunately, it is most likely that this program will be installed without permission as it functions properly only if the user does not notice any changes. If you do not notice these changes, this clandestine, potentially unwanted program will be able to run on your PC undisrupted. In reality, you can uncover this threat in two simple ways. First, you can check the Target of your Chrome browser. Right-click the shortcut of the browser, select Properties, and click the Shortcut tab. If the shortcut reveals the name of the PUP, there is no doubt that it has invaded your PC. You can also check the C:\Program Files (x86)\ and C:\Program Files\ directories to see if a folder representing this unreliable browser was installed. Obviously, if this folder exists, you should remove it as soon as possible.

The fact that Crxbro Browser is capable of changing your Chrome browser’s target is very important. In fact, due to this reason, it would not be unfair to classify this PUP as a hijacker. Nevertheless, it does not actually hijack your homepage or search provider, which is why it is regarded as a PUP. Of course, you need to remove this program regardless of the category we associate it with. By corrupting the Target, the creator of this hijacker can take control. It was found that this infection can even install browser hijackers that could modify homepage and search provider settings. Needless to say, this kind of malware is easier to identify. So, if you find your Chrome browser to be hijacked, it is smart to check the Target first to see if this is not a result of a malicious PUP. Even if you discover the PUP before it installs some hijacker, other infections could be present. Since this program is likely to be spread by malicious installers, it could have been infiltrated along with Trojans, adware, and other malicious threats that, of course, require removal.

It is unfortunate, but you cannot uninstall Crxbro Browser like any other undesirable application. Well, considering that this PUP is not a reliable app, it is not that surprising that an uninstaller does not exist. Unfortunately, this means that we have to find a different way to eliminate this suspicious program. You can eliminate it by removing its files as shown in the instructions below. First, delete the folder in the main directory and change the Target modified by this PUP. Afterward, delete the leftovers files. This entire process is explained via the instructions below, and we are sure that you will be able to eliminate this PUP using these instructions even if you are inexperienced. Note that if you are unable to remove files, you might have to terminate malicious processes via the Task Manager.

N.B. Although anyone can delete Crxbro Browser manually, we strongly advise looking into reliable anti-malware software. This software can assist you with the removal of remaining computer infections, as well as the protection of the entire system. If you do not protect your operating system, you are at risk of facing malware in every step of the way, whether it be downloading software or interacting with your friends.

Crxbro Browser Removal

  1. Tap Win+E to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% or %PROGRAMFILES% (depending on the system) into the address bar.
  3. Open the crxbro Browser folder, double-click Uninstall.exe, and follow instructions.
  4. Go back and Delete the entire folder.
  5. Enter %PUBLIC%\Documents\ into the address bar.
  6. Right-click and Delete the folder representing the PUP.
  7. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA% and Delete the PUP’s folder located here.
  8. Right-click the Chrome shortcut modified by the program.
  9. Select Properties, click the Shortcut tab, and find the Target section.
  10. Remove the target of the PUP and replace it with the original location of your Chrome browser (e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe)
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