Windows 8/browser


A browser appeared on my PC that replaced google, called vosteran.  IS that a virus and can I get rid of it?  Man thanks.  RL

Hi Richard!

It may not be a virus, but it is malware, and I would recommend getting rid of it. You might try doing a System Restore back to a point before it was installed, then run a Malwarebytes scan on the system. After being cleaned, you might still need to fix things like your homepage, default browser, etc.

Let me know if you need more specifics!

Good luck!

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I can answer nearly all questions about Windows 8 - installation, upgrade, virtualization (Hyper-V, etc.), configuration, how to get the most out of it, how to buy it, etc. I won't pretend to know it all - nobody can - if I don't know, I will try and find the answer. If I can't find it, I'll tell you.


I worked as an analyst in Dell server support for 2 years, and have since worked with many Dell PowerEdge servers. I am currently employed as IT Manager. I have been using Windows 8 since the early Developer Preview days and use it on all of my primary PC's for a number of activities.

I have a BS in Computer Science and have earned the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, A+, Project+; CIW Web Design, Database Specialist; Microsoft Windows 7; Dell DCSE Server. I am also an expert in Windows 7, Servers, and Hard Drives (I don't normally do XP - not because I don't know it inside and out, but because I have "retired" personal support for XP, and I want to see it die :)).

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