1stBrowser is not the first sort of potentially unwanted programs currently bothering many active Internet surfers. This application is yet another product based on the Chromium project. It is advertised supposedly as capable to render “the next generation of browsing, secure browsing” and other allegedly useless services. Yet, when installed, it will act as one more useless software that consumes system resources without providing you with any useful features.
Apart of that, 1stBrowser will force you to use Ask.com as your default search engine. This is done through hijacking the home page and making it start with isearch.tinyresults.com.
One may trace the location of 1stBrowser by opening the Task Manager program. You will discover several running processes named as 1stBrowser.exe. Indeed, there will be quite a few of them running simultaneously.
In case you hunt for the manual and free solution to remove 1stBrowser, you first need to stop these 1stBrowser.exe processes by right-clicking on them through the Task Manager and selecting the appropriate option. Afterwards, once all such processes are ended, you may uninstall the program in a regular way. In fact, here is a good video guide explaining such free removal:
The fact that 1stBrowser penetrated into your system also means that there are certain other useless applications installed in your system. These might not be real viruses or malwares, but they’re definitely not good programs either. We therefore recommend you to scan the PC with a proven antispyware tool called GridinSoft AntiMalware and get rid of all the infections it finds (with its full registered version). Finally, you will need to reset your browsers with its help.
Anti-malware tool necessary to uninstall 1stBrowser automatically.
Detailed automatic removal instructions:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer via the download button (above).
- Install the application and scan your computer with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to 1stBrowser:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Trojan Killer after you delete 1stBrowser application. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
Manual (free) instructions to delete 1stBrowser.
Step 1. Uninstalling 1stBrowser from the Control Panel of your computer.
- Make sure that all 1stBrowser.exe processes in your PC are terminated (ended). This can be done using the Task Manager.
- In Windows XP, Vista and 7 click on “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
- To access the Control Panel in Windows 8 or 8.1, move the PC mouse next to the left-bottom hot corner of your Windows 8 or 8.1 screen, then right-click on it:
- In Windows XP click on “Add or remove programs“:
- In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 click on “Uninstall a program“:
- Uninstall 1stBrowser application from your PC. To make it possible, in Windows XP click on “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 right-click on 1stBrowser program with the computer mouse and click on “Uninstall / Change“.
Step 2. Removing suspicious add-ons and extensions of your browser.
In addition to removal 1stBrowser from the Control Panel of your system as explained above, you also need to remove malicious entries from the add-ons or extensions of your other browsers. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any components related to adware and other unwanted programs installed on your system.