77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Brass Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.82 days
230.59 days >
Average installed length: 121.16 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.02.07.182442 9.09%
2014.12.26.092238 9.09%
2014.12.25.032231 9.09%
2014.10.27.022646 9.09%
2014.10.17.105908 9.09%
2014.10.16.101837 9.09%
2014.10.14.105243 9.09%
2014.10.07.110004 9.09%
2014.10.05.102808 9.09%
2014.10.03.180210 9.09%
2014.09.16.083222 9.09%

Brass Search

What is Brass Search?

Brass Search is a web browser extension that injects display advertising in the user's browser. Ads are displayed in the form of banners and contextual text-links and are both injected in white space areas of the HTML page or over existing ads of the underlying web site. These ads are typically for PC optimization utilities, other bundled malware or other types of malvertising.

The software collects a bunch of information about the user per the EULA: "When Accessing and Using the Software. When using the Software, various types of Individual user information is collected, stored, shared with other parties, supplemented, used and sold for business and marketing purposes, such as maintaining and improving the Software, providing the Sofiware features, displaying relevant advertisements and content, conducting research, providing analytics services, and other purposes described In this policy. This user Information Includes Information about your computer system, such as IP address, unique identifier number, hardware, software, configuration, operating system, browser, other connected devices, applications, usage patterns, capability, and performance. It also includes information about your internet use, browsing activity, demographics, location, and Interests, such as websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and specific content displayed or accessed, including advertisements, items In your online shopping carts, and other products or services of interest to you."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Brass Search - Search made simpler. We may use and share with third parties the information we collect from and receive about users to provide the Software to you, to monetize and improve the Software, to personalize your experience by delivering relevant content, advertising, and marketing messages, and to provide you...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Brass Search.
BrassSearchBHO.dll (f2de2832a91539031a04d87c1f8495f7) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
AVG 2016.0.3015 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.200.132 Adware/BrowseFox.aoi
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bO
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1145 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Comodo Security 20690 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0229 Trojan.BPlug.142
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.08.17.02 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
ESET-NOD32 9.11003 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-aba79093
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
G Data 15.8.24 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Jiangmin KV150817 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.191.14617 Trojan
K7GW 13.191.14613 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.02 PUP.Optional.BrassSearch.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!F2DE2832A915
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.687 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.0.64448 Trojan.Win32.BPlug.ddwtte
nProtect 15.01.12.01 Adware.BrowseFox.AT
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA ME
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
updateBrassSearch.exe (d900e3a0c1bddb584a710826c6fba22f) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-CK [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 Generic.E30
Avira 7.11.181.214 Adware/BrowseFox.aoi
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.bH
ESET-NOD32 10630 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.BrassSearch.A
McAfee 6.0.5.614 Artemis!D900E3A0C1BD
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DN
VIPRE Antivirus 34302 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 35 all detections
Brass Search has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Brass Search.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Brass Search
URL: brass-search.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brass Search
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Brass Search\BrassSearchuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Brass Search

Program module:BrassSearchbho.dll
Name:Brass Search
Path:C:\Program Files\Brass Search\BrassSearchbho.dll
MD5:ad568ba44dfd08cc2586ccbf2030832e
Additional files:
  • BrassSearchbho.dll - Brass Search
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • BrassSearchUn.exe
  • BrassSearchUninstall.exe
  • updateBrassSearch.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrassSearchBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Brass Search 1.0.0.4' with the class of {ec315e50-4e75-45a2-b59d-896a1742bab9}.
Service
  • updateBrassSearch.exe runs as a service named 'Update Brass Search' (Update Brass Search).

How do I remove Brass Search?

Quickly and completely remove Brass Search from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Brass Search from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Brass Search, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Brass Search.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Brass Search you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 9%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 8 18.18%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.75%
  Iran 6.25%
  Philippines 6.25%
  ME 6.25%
  IQ 6.25%
  Greece 6.25%
  Indonesia 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  PS 6.25%
  Malaysia 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Sony 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Samsung 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
Dell Dell System Vostro... 12.50%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,L... 12.50%
Gateway NE56R 12.50%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH530 12.50%
Sony VPCF11M1E 12.50%
LENOVO 20296 12.50%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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