40,688,004 programs installed

Should I remove BrowseSmart?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,341
United States Rank #10,293
Reach 0.0963%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.35 days
157.97 days >
Average installed length: 83.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2013.12.06.205904 89.39%
2013.11.21.002241 10.61%

BrowseSmart

What is BrowseSmart?

This toolbar for Internet Explorer is an ad-supported extension that is designed to inject advertising in the web browser in the form of banner and contextual ads. In addition, the program will change the user's home and search pages. In a typical scenario, the software is installed as part of a co-bundled pay-per-install offer from a third party in order to generate revenue from installs. While optional in most cases, it is generally installed as part of the setup routine as the user agrees to install it because the offer is engineered in such as way to 'trick' the user into agreeing to include the toolbar in the installation.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  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
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowseSmart.
BrowseSmartBHO.dll (c3cc24e55806f9c6ef8fefa91b128627) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Adware.Generic.660314
Avira AntiVir 7.11.124.148 APPL/BrowseFox.sjd.12
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.BrowseSmart
Bitdefender 1.0.20.55 Adware.Generic.660314
Comodo Security 17587 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.011 Adware.Plugin.100
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.11.04 Adware.Generic.660314
ESET-NOD32 8.9274 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-11-01_7 Adware.Generic.660314
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Generic.660314
Jiangmin KV140111 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10807 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.10807 Trojan ( 00490ed91 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4484 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!C3CC24E55806
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!C3CC24E55806
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.33 Adware.Generic.660314
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA BD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1205
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25284 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updateBrowseSmart.exe (097ae5ce47ba48385120fd07ba04d260) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BetterBrowse.B
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.BrowseSmart.304
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseSmart.71
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BetterBrowse.B
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Trojan.BPlug.35
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.BetterBrowse.B (B)
ESET-NOD32 9672 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BetterBrowse.B
G Data 24 Adware.BetterBrowse.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 AdWare.BetterBrowse
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11737 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11737 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BrowseSmart.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!097AE5CE47BA
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!097AE5CE47BA
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BetterBrowse.B
nProtect 2014-04-14.01 Adware.BetterBrowse.B
Sophos 4.98.0 BrowseSmart
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0315
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Adware.BetterBrowse
       View all 45 all detections
BrowseSmart has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BrowseSmart
URL: browsesmart.net/support
Help link: mailto:support@browsesmart.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart\BrowseSmartuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1008.28 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseSmart

Program module:BrowseSmartBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:BrowseSmart
Signed by:BrowseSmart
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart\BrowseSmartBHO.dll
MD5:c3cc24e55806f9c6ef8fefa91b128627
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseSmartBHO.dll - BrowseSmart
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseSmart.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowseSmartBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseSmart' with the class of {ffbb88a9-c663-4b9b-9170-70fa0a5a2786}.
Service
  • updateBrowseSmart.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseSmart' (Update BrowseSmart).

How do I remove BrowseSmart?

Quickly and completely remove BrowseSmart 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 BrowseSmart from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall BrowseSmart 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 BrowseSmart, 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 BrowseSmart.
  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 BrowseSmart you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.61%
Windows 8 26.37%
Windows XP 8.84%
Windows Vista 4.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.68%
Windows 7 Professional 10.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.71%
Windows 8.1 8.23%
Windows 8 7.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.24%
  Brazil 21.24%
  MA 6.35%
  France 5.02%
  Australia 3.68%
  Portugal 3.68%
  Italy 3.18%
  DZ 2.84%
  Poland 2.84%
  United Kingdom 2.51%
  Canada 1.84%
  Germany 1.84%
  TN 1.84%
  Belgium 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.19%
Acer 17.84%
Dell 14.86%
ASUS 12.16%
Toshiba 7.84%
Samsung 6.76%
GIGABYTE 5.95%
Lenovo 2.43%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Intel 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.61%
Positivo Positivo M... 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.58%
Acer Aspire 1410 2.06%

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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Create a display name (public)11 months ago
What takes so long to uninstall browsesmart?