What is Olive Browser?
Olive Browser is a malicious program which has the ability to get into your system without asking for any permission. The pesky program will disguise as a legit browser add-on but display tons of nasty ads. The adware will immediately drop boot-up registry keys and new browser extensions after its successful installation. After then, Olive Browser activates along with the Windows. Besides, it affects IE, Firefox and Chrome with numerous annoyances. In particular, when you browse shopping sites, numerous ads appear to attract you. Like SalePlus adware and Dealspace adware, Olive Browser can record your online history and collect browsing habits.
It’s wise not to click any pop-up link. Or you could be led to commercial pages which may contain dangerous PC threats. Olive Browser would ask you to download free media or players. Also these messages can lead you to additional chaos or dangers. On the other hand, the pest adds new registry keys secretly so as to run along with the system. Meanwhile it occupies great system resources, which slows down the whole PC performance. Your Internet connection could be shut down suddenly. That is, Olive Browser will disrupt your work on the computer. The earlier you remove it, the better it will be.
Potential risks of Olive Browser
As it is said, the potential risks this program brings to our computer are more dangerous than the program itself. These potential risks make our computer dangerous. Taking a risk is still dangerous as we do not know when and how it will start. What is more, pop up ads can possibly interrupt our machine and that is what make our browsing be stuck. The uncertain ads can be viewed negative, or it can even make it worse. The possible dangers, though, is what make our computer be interrupted and what put our machines into danger as the unknown things are the most risk situations that we are not able to control. However, a key thing to avoid more troubles is that we should stop the activation of this adware. There must be so many private details as email account, bank information, personal files and valuable folders we have saved on our computer. All of them can be recorded once anything dangerous like Trojan virus is installed by making use of system vulnerability. But, more importantly, this kind of adware might
focus on showing ads on web pages and then record our browsing information. Does that mean we will be spied by hackers? Yes, we might be watched by someone, or we might be spied by adware as it is created with collection function. Spend minimal time on those problems that are completely our of our control, and spend more time on finding solutions to get rid of this adware. It is a waste of time and energy to find the program which brings this threat. There are so many things that are not fair. Because we are not careful enough when we install free resources from the internet. As we can not stop malicious bundles, we are not able to stop adware and browser hijacker which come with other programs we download.
Note: To get rid of the annoying ads and protect both your computer and personal information, you have to remove Olive Browser from the computer as soon as possible. Have trouble uninstalling the unwanted software from your Windows manually? Download and install a powerful third-party removal tool to clear the program quickly.
Olive Browser removal instructions:
- Uninstall Olive Browser via Control Panel
- Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
- Reset your browser settings (Optional)
If you want to manually get rid of the unwanted pop-up ads caused by the adware program from the PC, follow the guide below to perform the removal. If the manual method doesn’t fix the problem, try the automatic removal then.
Uninstall Olive Browser via Control Panel
- Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key.
- Click Settings and then click System on the Settings menu.
- Select Apps & features on the left side. A list of all installed programs will show up in the right pane.
- Select the adware program and click the Uninstall button.
- Click the Uninstall in the pop-up to confirm.
- Click on the Start button and select Control Panel (Windows 7/Vista). If you use Windows 8/8.1, press the WIN (Windows) key and the X key together to open User Power Menu and then click on Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program under Programs (View by: category.) or Programs and Features (View by: Large Icons).
- Find the adware or its related programs and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- When all the programs are displayed, find the unwanted program and click on Remove button.
Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
Olive Browser may install some browser add-ons or toolbars to inject advertisements into the web pages. You need to check the browser extensions and remove any suspicious one.
Click the Tools button, and then select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down menu.
Click on Toolbars and Extensions under types of add-ons.
If any toolbar or add-on associated with the unwanted program is found, click Remove button to delete it.
Note: If you use Edge browser, extensions aren’t available in Microsoft Edge at this time.
Click Tools or the Firefox menu button and choose Add-ons from the pull-down menu.
Select the Extensions on the left side of the page. All the installed Firefox add-ons will be displayed on the right. Find Olive Browser or other suspicious add-ons and click the Remove button to uninstall them.
Click on the Chrome menu button at the top-right corner of the browser and click on More Tools and thenExtensions.
All the installed Chrome extensions available are showed. Find the extensions that are associated with the adware program and click on the trashcan icon.
Click on “Opera” menu icon at the top left corner and select Extensions -> Extensions manager from the menu.
In the Extensions page, search for any extension strange to you that is related to Olive Browser and remove it from the browser.
Click the Safari menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Preferences from the menu.
Select Extensions tab and remove the unwanted add-on by clicking Uninstall button.
Tips: If the Remove or Uninstall button next to the unwanted software add-on is greyed out, it means it can’t be removed. How to deal with such stubborn software/browser add-ons? We suggest you use a powerful removal tool to scan for such unnecessary items and clear them forcibly and completely.
Reset your browser settings (Optional)
Sometimes potentially unwanted programs like Olive Browser may change the homepage, search engine and other browser settings. If the settings can’t reverse successfully after you manually changed the default homepage and settings, you can try resetting the browser settings to defaults. Please note that this will also erase all your installed add-ons and your customizations on browsers.
Click on Tools, and then select Internet Options from the menu.
In the Internet options window, go to the Advanced tab and then click on Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, check the Delete personal settings option and click Reset to confirm.
When resetting browser settings is completed, please click Close and then click OK.
Click on Help on the menu bar and then select Troubleshooting Information.
Click on Refresh Firefox button in the Troubleshooting information page.
When the Reset Firefox dialog box appears, click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm the changes.
Click on the Google Chrome menu button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings from the menu.
In the chrome settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Click on Reset browser settings button at the bottom of the page.
When the Reset Browser Settings dialog box pops up, click on Reset button.
Open Opera and type opera://about in the address bar.
In the About Opera page, go to the Paths section.
Note the Profile and Cache values. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Close Opera and then delete these two folders: Profile and Cache.
Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.
Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click on the Reset Safari in the drop-down menu.
When a warning dialog box appears, click on the Reset button to complete the process.
Safari will restart automatically.
Remove Olive Browser quickly by using SpyHunter
If you want to quickly uninstall the program as well as its other components, use a third-party removal tool to remove them. SpyHunter is able to find and remove malware like Trojans, worms rookits and other harmful threats completely. In addition, it is also good at detecting and clearing browser hijackers, adware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Follow the steps below to use SpyHunter to get rid of Olive Browser from your computer easily.
Download SpyHunter to your computer.
Make sure that both its product version and DB version are the newest versions before scanning your system. Close all running files, folders and applications and then click Scan Computer Now button to scan your PC.
The scanning usually takes several minutes to complete. The scanning may be displayed as the image below:
When the scan is complete, all the items associated with Olive Browser will be displayed in the search results. Click on Fix Threats to remove all of them. (Note: You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to completely delete the threats.)
Olive Browser is malicious because it is a hidden program that controls your computer in order to steal your important information. It is a malignant infection that makes use of system vulnerabilities in target system and encourages remote attacking. With the help of it, cyber criminals can easily access to the infected system and take evil action on the infected computer.
Several tips on how to prevent malware:
Avoid downloading files or software from unknown sites. If you want to install a program, please go to its official website or reliable sites to download it. It’s not suggested that you download it from some websites with bad reputations, for their products often contain software bundlers. Some confusing download icons on those sites can link you to other irrelevant sites and download unwanted apps.
Be cautious about clickable advertisements. Many web pages you visit may show you some clickable ads like “Play Now” or “Scan Now” which you don’t know which game or product will be downloaded. When you see those clickable ads and don’t know anything about it, for the sake of your PC security, you’d better note click on them. Otherwise, some unwanted programs like Your Interests Now will be downloaded and installed on your PC.