Wind Browser Removal Guide

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Wind Browser is a recently released Chromium-based browser. After running our tests, we have come to the conclusion that it is a potentially unwanted program that you might want to remove. Our main problem with this browser is that it can display commercial advertisements of unknown origin. Therefore, this program is not very reliable. Nevertheless, we have observed a few other things this application should not do. Please read this full description and you will see that this browser is not worth keeping.

It appears that this web browser is owned by a company called DevUnion Inc. This company is based in the United Kingdom. However, the odd thing about it is that Wind Browser is the Russian language, and therefore, it has been tailored for the Russian-speaking regions that include Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, among other countries.

We are aware of the fact that this browser is relatively new, and you can only download it from its dedicated website at Windbrowser.net. This website’s language is also Russian. But the whole design of this website resembles that of many web browsers that we have classified as potentially unwanted programs. This website is too simplistic. It does not contain too much information because it is based on the Chromium platform. The Chromium platform is open-source so that any programmer can create his web browser. However, it is also true that Wind Browser is just a cheap knock-off of Chrome, so there is no point is using an unreliable product when you can have the original.

Wind Browser is very similar to Fusion Browser, TheBrowser, Ghokswa Browser, and dozens of other Chromium-based browsers. And, most of these browsers have one thing is common — they are all ad-supported. It is hardly surprising that Wind Browser can display advertisements because this is how the developers make money. In fact, money is their only motivation for creating this web browser. Now you may be confused by the fact that it has a built-in ad blocker. But, this browsing is capable of displaying advertisements.

Its ads are not only annoying, but they may be unreliable as well. Since its developers probably mostly care about generating advertising revenue, we would not be surprised to see its ads promoting unreliable websites and malicious applications that could compromise your computer’s security. There is another function this browser can perform. Even though it is not a very important one, it is still worth mentioning. Unlike legitimate web browsers, this one is programmed to automatically become your computer’s default browser. Some applications often automatically open their documentation such as the EULA and Privacy Policy after installation and they do that using the default browser which in this case is Wind Browser.

If you accidentally installed this web browser and you want to remove all trace of it, then you have come to the right cyber security website. We have thoroughly analyzed this program and have found that it creates multiple directories and a lot of registry values. Our guide can help you delete all of them, but if you experience any problems, then we recommend using SpyHunter as it can wipe out all potentially unwanted programs.

Uninstall Wind Browser via Control Panel

Windows 10

  1. Type Control Panel in the search bar located on the Taskbar.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the browser and double-click on it.
  4. Uninstall.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Right-click on the Windows logo and click Programs and Features.
  2. Find the unwanted application and click the Uninstall button.

Windows Vista & 7

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and find undesirable software.
  3. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Right-click on the Windows logo and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs and find the browser.
  3. Click the Remove button.

How to get rid of the leftover files

  1. Simultaneously press Windows Key+E.
  2. Enter the paths in the address box and Delete the folders from the following locations:
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Wind\Application.
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Wind\User Data.
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Wind\Application.
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Wind\User Data.
  1. Delete the following folders ONLY if you have found and got rid of the previous folders:
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Wind.
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Wind.
  • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Wind.
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Wind.
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Wind.

Delete the leftover Windows Registry values

  1. Simultaneously press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type regedit in the box and click OK.
  3. Find and Delete the values or value data as stated next to the directory.
  • Key Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\chrome.exe.
    Value name: (Default.); Value data: "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Wind\Application\chrome.exe" (remove the value data, but leave the value.)
    Value name: Path; Value data: "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Wind\Application" (remove the value data, but leave the value.)
  • Key Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\StartMenuInternet.
    Value name: (Default.); Value data: "Wind.JLUFHCNGZ4PTW5RU42O7TTJZM4" (remove the value data, but leave the value.)
  • Key Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
    KEY: Wind (erase this Key ONLY if main folders in %LOCALAPPDATA% were found.)
  • Key Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software.
    KEY: Wind (erase this Key ONLY if main folders in %LOCALAPPDATA% were found.)
  • Key path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet.
    Key path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\StartMenuInternet.
    Key: Wind.JLUFHCNGZ4PTW5RU42O7TTJZM4 (Delete this key).
  • Key Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications.
    Key Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RegisteredApplications.
    Value name: Wind.JLUFHCNGZ4PTW5RU42O7TTJZM4 (Delete this value).
Download Remover for Wind Browser *
*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.

Wind Browser Screenshots:

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