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Should I remove BrowseFox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,616
United States Rank #7,476
Reach 0.1504%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.27 days
96.57 days >
Average installed length: 50.74 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0 100.00%

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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
  • 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 (a2534247589fe9615a54dae07e1261ad) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Skodna.BrowseFox
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.11
ESET-NOD32 9323 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!A2534247589F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!A2534247589F
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0118
VIPRE Antivirus 25686 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 15 all detections
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

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:13.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0078515324%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00314061%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00471092%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:4
70 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
#4,616

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.18%
Windows 8 20.50%
Windows XP 10.92%
Windows Vista 4.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.58%
Windows 7 Professional 9.23%
Windows 8 8.08%
Windows 8 Pro 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.17%
  Germany 15.20%
  Israel 4.87%
  Brazil 4.48%
  Canada 4.29%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  France 3.31%
  MA 3.12%
  DZ 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  India 1.95%
  Belgium 1.75%
  IQ 1.75%
  Australia 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.25%
Hewlett-Packard 19.69%
Dell 14.77%
ASUS 8.95%
Toshiba 6.49%
GIGABYTE 6.26%
Lenovo 5.59%
Medion 4.70%
Samsung 3.36%
Intel 2.91%
Sony 2.01%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 0.89%
Dell Inspiron 3521 0.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 0.89%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 0.67%

About (from Yontoo Technology, Inc.)

Yontoo LLC was founded by a small group of people that had worked together on previous projects and start-ups.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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