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Should I remove Browse Pax?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
United States Rank #44,132
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.77 days
81.70 days >
Average installed length: 42.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.03.16.230513 5.88%
2015.03.11.130452 5.88%
2015.03.09.110442 5.88%
2015.03.05.140347 5.88%
2015.02.21.132502 5.88%
2015.02.21.082502 5.88%
2015.02.20.062521 5.88%
2015.02.12.182454 5.88%
2015.02.03.142415 5.88%
2015.01.20.062310 5.88%
2015.01.16.122256 5.88%
2015.01.12.182238 5.88%
2014.12.28.212238 5.88%
2014.12.24.022217 5.88%
2014.12.21.232129 5.88%
2014.12.19.022112 5.88%
2014.11.06.175914 5.88%

Browse Pax

What is Browse Pax?  (from Yontoo Technology)

By downloading and using the Software you give your consent to display to you such Third Party Content (by using display ads, pops, coupons, price comparison, in-line text and content recommendations) through Our or Our business partners’ technology. The Software and Services are sponsored by third party advertisements...  Read more

Overview

Browse Pax is a program developed by Yontoo Technology. The most used version is 2015.03.16.230513, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BrowsePaxbho.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 8.33 MB (8,739,327 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 69% of users of Browse Pax come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browse Pax.
BrowsePaxbho.dll (b58798b77428a94b35b099e227e17441) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.04 Adware/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
avast! 2014.9-150413 MSIL:BrowseFox-X [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 BrowseFox.F
Avira 3.6.1.96 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 1.0.20.515 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21635 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.04.13.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
ESET-NOD32 9.11421 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Jiangmin KV150413 Adware/Agent.aakf
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15476 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15477 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.01 PUP.Optional.BrowsePax.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!B58798B77428
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.309 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.8.659 Riskware.Win32.Kranet.dkvuxq
nProtect 15.04.03.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Panda Antivirus 15.04.13.01 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NB
SUPERAntiSpyware 9939 Adware.MUPX/Variant
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Yontoo.C
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.15
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EAB15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EAB15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 39022 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya 2.0.0.2126 Tool.NetFilter.Win32.17
updateBrowsePax.exe (5209456887397fe1e23afdd6aafb73a5) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win64.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-X [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4339 Generic.3BF
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.B546
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.BrowseFox.BE (B)
ESET-NOD32 11566 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.8.9.0 PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.203.15785 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.203.15784 Adware ( 700000121 )
McAfee 6.0.5.614 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BehavesLike.Win32.BrowseFox.hm
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
NANO AntiVirus 0.30.24.1357 Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dowarm
nProtect 2015-04-30.01 Adware.BrowseFox.BE
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BB
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Risk.Adware.Srnd
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R000C0EB715
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R000C0EB715
VIPRE Antivirus 39892 Adware.BrowseFox
       View all 72 all detections
Browse Pax 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 Browse Pax.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Browse Pax
URL: browsepax.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browse Pax
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Browse Pax\BrowsePaxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browse Pax

Program module:BrowsePaxbho.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Browse Pax
Path:C:\Program Files\Browse Pax\BrowsePaxbho.dll
MD5:b58798b77428a94b35b099e227e17441
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowsePaxbho.dll - Browse Pax
  • BrowsePaxUninstall.exe
  • updateBrowsePax.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowsePaxBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browse Pax 1.0.0.6' with the class of {f835bcaa-484e-44d7-a31c-d3ae6f7de5b5}.
Service
  • updateBrowsePax.exe runs as a service named 'Update Browse Pax' (Update Browse Pax).

How do I remove Browse Pax?

Quickly and completely remove Browse Pax 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 Browse Pax 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 Browse Pax, 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 Browse Pax.
  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 Browse Pax you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 41%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 41.18%
Windows 7 41.18%
Windows Vista 17.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 23.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 8 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.97%
  France 10.34%
  Canada 10.34%
  Italy 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 18.75%
ASUS 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Sony 6.25%
Medion 6.25%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FL241AA-ABF a... 5.88%
Dell OptiPlex 960 5.88%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 5.88%
Compaq-Presario GN573AA-A... 5.88%
Acer Predator G3620 5.88%
Acer Aspire M7811 5.88%

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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