What is Safer Browser?

Safer Browser is a potentially unwanted program, similar to RadioTotal toolbar, OmniBoxes, MindDabble and a number of identical programs. All these applications claim to help you by providing safe and secure browsing in the Internet. Nevertheless, it’s not true. The only and one purpose of such applications is to earn a profit by redirecting users to suspicious websites.

This PUP will set search engine and homepage of your web browser to http://maxwebsearch.com/. Safer Browser is tracking your personal data like IP address, browser activity history, searching results and other information concerning your activity in web browser. This data could be shared with third-party companies and misused to generate revenue. These reasons are leading us to a very simple conclusion – we should get rid of this adware.


How Safer Browser gets on your PC?

Safer Browser is usually accompanied with other free software that you download from the internet. It’s pretty much frequent that the user himself allowed this PUP on their computer. But some applications do not appropriately disclose that some other software will also be installed. That’s the most common case of getting Safer Browser on your computer.

How to remove Safer Browser from your computer?

To uninstall Safer Browser remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Safer Browser in their database. You can try to use them for removing Safer Browser.

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Safer Browser.


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You can try both of these products to remove Safer Browser

Or uninstall Safer Browser manually.

Step 1: Remove Safer Browser from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Safer Browser.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Safer Browser and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Safer Browser, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Safer Browser and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Safer Browser:

Remove following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SaferAutoLaunch_1736C0CB5DFB9E80C8AB04729FE3932E"
"C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Application\safer.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SaferBrowserIsDefault"
"C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies\Safer Browser\Application\SaferBrowserProtector.exe"

Remove following files:


Remove following folders

C:\Program Files\Safer Technologies

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