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Should I remove BrowseFox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,462
United States Rank #8,437
Reach 0.1177%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.92 days
204.01 days >
Average installed length: 107.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0 100.00%

BrowseFox 3.0.0

What is BrowseFox?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors. BrowseFox is distributed by a number of bundleware vendors including FIRSERIA and CoolMirage Ltd. through shady download sites including down324.com, fakdmr.com and hd-plugins.com just to name a few.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites. Some Software features and ad ...  Read more

Overview

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 BrowseFoxBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,522,425 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowseFox.
BrowseFoxBHO.dll (ff1167d312600a378bfdfa4f8f5dc7b1) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3599 MalSign.Skodna.BrowseFox
Dr.Web 9.0.0.010 Adware.Searcher.2574
ESET-NOD32 8.8944 Win32/BrowseFox.A
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.02 PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!FF1167D31260
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!FF1167D31260
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V0908
VIPRE Antivirus 22594 Yontoo (fs)
updateBrowseFox.exe (afd36049ad45b78f7f1474f67f5b5e03) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
AVG 14.0.0.3955 Skodna.BrowseFox
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.35
ESET-NOD32 9867 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!AFD36049AD45
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.I
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0501
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 19 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Browse Fox
URL: browsefox.com/support
Help link: mailto:support@browsefox.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowseFox
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseFox 3.0.0

Program module:BrowseFoxBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:BrowseFox
Signed by:Browse Fox
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxBHO.dll
MD5:ff1167d312600a378bfdfa4f8f5dc7b1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseFoxBHO.dll (by Browse Fox) - BrowseFox
  • IEClient.dll (by Browse Fox)
  • BrowseFoxUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseFox.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • BrowseFoxBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseFox' with the class of {b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}.
  • IEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseFox' with the class of {b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}.
Service
  • updateBrowseFox.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseFox' (Update BrowseFox).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updateBrowseFox.exe
Memory:24.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012228802%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00082055%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040233%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:120,689
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:113 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:114 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BrowseFox?

Quickly and completely remove BrowseFox 3.0.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove BrowseFox 3.0.0 from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall BrowseFox 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 BrowseFox 3.0.0, 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 BrowseFox.
  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 BrowseFox 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,462

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.39%
Windows 8 21.18%
Windows XP 10.44%
Windows Vista 4.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.18%
Windows 7 Professional 8.36%
Windows 8 7.45%
Windows 8 Pro 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.77%
  Germany 12.39%
  Canada 4.89%
  Israel 4.89%
  Brazil 4.43%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  France 3.06%
  MA 3.06%
  Belgium 2.45%
  India 2.29%
  DZ 1.83%
  Italy 1.83%
  Mexico 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.40%
Acer 21.43%
Dell 18.97%
ASUS 7.88%
GIGABYTE 7.39%
Toshiba 7.39%
Samsung 4.43%
Lenovo 2.96%
Intel 2.71%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Medion 1.23%
Sahara 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.61%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.55%
Acer Aspire 5741G 2.04%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.04%

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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