Browser Bleach Removal Guide

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Our specialists say users should watch out for Browser Bleach as it appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It may not mean the application is malicious, but while researching it, we realized it could introduce users to possibly malicious advertisements from the third party. Consequently, we advise against its usage, even though it could help you clean your browser's cookies, or other similar data faster. On the other hand, how can your browser be clean if you are keeping such an unreliable application? If you decide to get rid of it, you should check our recommended deletion steps located at the end of this report. They will show how to find and erase the data belonging to this PUP. Users who are looking for more details about Browser Bleach and its working manner should read the rest of this text first.

The application could enter the system in three different ways. For starters, the user might download it from browserbleach.com, although to reach this site he should know of the PUP’s existence. Our specialists say in this case Browser Bleach might be promoted via pop-ups or sponsored links and the user could accidentally come across it while browsing. Another way to obtain the extension is to download it from Chrome Web Store page. Keep it in mind that even doubtful software can be found on legitimate web pages, which is why it is so important to learn more about the tool before installing it. The third option is the user might receive it unknowingly via bundled software installers available on torrent and other doubtful file-sharing web pages. To avoid unreliable applications alike, you could get a reliable security tool or just try to be more cautious when downloading new programs, especially if they come from unknown developers.

Once installed, Browser Bleach might change your homepage with a specific search engine. The one thing about it that we could describe as useful is the buttons below the search box. They let you go to the settings allowing to, e.g., remove cookies, clear cache or erase history from Google Chrome a bit faster. On the other hand, the research shows the PUP might collect information about your visited web pages, initiates searches, and so on to show you targeted advertisements from the third party. The bad news is that while clicking such content could generate advertising revenue for the tool’s creators; it might cause you troubles. Since the ads may come from unknown web pages, there is also not knowing what they might promote. For instance, in the worst case scenario, the user could be redirected to sites showing fake surveys and lotteries, asking to download adware, browser hijackers, other PUPs, or even malware.

Naturally, we do not recommend using such a search engine. Instead, it would be best to find out how to get to the settings you need through Google Chrome’s menu, so you would not need Browser Bleach. If you think the same, we encourage you to use the instructions located a bit below and eliminate this PUP manually. Users who prefer using automatic features can also download a reliable security tool, perform a full system scan, and then remove the suspicious extension with other possible threats by merely pressing the deletion button.

Get rid of Browser Bleach

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Navigate to the given locations:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions
  3. Search for directories titled iejimcobeofncpahebccbpdbjjijpcoi.
  4. Right-click such folders separately and press Delete.
  5. Go to:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  6. Find the given files:
    chrome-extension_ iejimcobeofncpahebccbpdbjjijpcoi_0.localstorage-journal
    chrome-extension_ iejimcobeofncpahebccbpdbjjijpcoi_0.localstorage
  7. Right-click them and click Delete.
  8. Locate this path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  9. Right-click files called Preferences and Secure Preferences separately and click Delete.
  10. Exit the Explorer.
  11. Empty Recycle bin.
Download Remover for Browser Bleach *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Browser Bleach Screenshots:

Browser Bleach
Browser Bleach
Browser Bleach

Browser Bleach technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1settings.js119 bytesMD5: b7cc7a2eb591065f9d58008f7ab73a9f
2background.js1295 bytesMD5: a2bdcb9908e7362c298820ab3b2a2b98
3icon19.png911 bytesMD5: a43bd2d8264388581944660ad23026a4
4_cookies.js511 bytesMD5: da5af6307d6e529a086fe3b1a47f5164
5_trackingCookies.js5122 bytesMD5: a5599c6d17583d664a0c80fdf9ed3eec
6computed_hashes.json4189 bytesMD5: 17b39f4597bb485fd1835db58f732c7a
7utils.js2696 bytesMD5: d0ad3e1d1cc780372690c2c5a025289a
8verified_contents.json4303 bytesMD5: e644fb7ef5403e148d1d5b91787413e9
9000003.log213 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
10_incognito.js464 bytesMD5: 818918ede521a3ab141ecef48a231cac
11icon128.png10933 bytesMD5: 02b3a028450b862c3a3090d289af10e2
12CURRENT16 bytesMD5: 46295cac801e5d4857d09837238a6394
13protect.js11486 bytesMD5: 564610bc09ceb4b714101b16b571d659
14glyphicons-halflings-regular.ttf29512 bytesMD5: aa9c7490c2fd52cb96c729753cc4f2d5
15newtab.js2802 bytesMD5: 96feb96ec5126837694b8cc698258527
16newtab.css1631 bytesMD5: 96009e83eedd851e85f5ee7a0d668c63
17icon48.png2789 bytesMD5: f1e0e3dcbef2e668307dcb2f8cd5ae62
18bootstrap.min.css97980 bytesMD5: eec11a77593dbdf460c9aece1e77b58c
19background.html944 bytesMD5: d1a47f67720c87aad84f73647632f522
20_history.js539 bytesMD5: 13ad5919da6362e97bd4e87458880582
21glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff16448 bytesMD5: 7c4cbe928205c888831ba76548563ca3
22_bookmarks.js503 bytesMD5: a342a907d864f4099a1d9183fc9629a7
23userData.js738 bytesMD5: 8f9b9fb80f6945ae51248308b69dda1d
24time.js511 bytesMD5: 03268ae5e2217479f9b15214d3ae32c2
25newtab.html2413 bytesMD5: 97c72a68b9366e1cfa968bd071d69e49
26MANIFEST-00000141 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
27icon16.png695 bytesMD5: 14b0bfeec45a58fbfc10fda9f37dde99
28manifest.json1214 bytesMD5: aff8d57e4ab283ea50be8b969bc83b4c
29_browsingData.js509 bytesMD5: 0e9c4cec21cbfc8bab0dc4356da1e932
30LOG400 bytesMD5: 00000000000000000000000000000000
31_cache.js492 bytesMD5: 58524762ec8a305259c11234e61eece6
32LOG.old179 bytesMD5: 441dce1bb2f673d18af813059126f4fb

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