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Should I remove BrowseToSave?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 164.64 days
699.90 days >
Average installed length: 367.74 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

BrowseToSave

What is BrowseToSave?

BrowseToSave from BetterSoft is an adware program in the form of a process and a web browser plugin. The Plugin is designed to monitor the user's search and browsing habits and deliver advertising by overwriting the content HTML within the user's web browser. The background service which is executed as a Windows scheduled task is designed to make sure the web browser plugin remains active as well as automatically keeps the software updated. The plugin itself runs differently depending on the web browser, for Internet Explorer it runs as a browser helper object (BHO). Various anti-virus programs detect this software as malware under the name PUP/Win32.BetterSoft. It has been reported that BrowseToSave has been discovered being bundled with the PerformerSoft PcPerformer in a number of occasions.

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is BrowseToSave.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 527.59 KB (540,250 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-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 BrowseToSave.
BrowseToSave.exe (2960400094498dae47b36173286d76a0) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.05.25 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
avast! 2014.9-130526 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.730 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 16313 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.05.26.01 Adware.BHO.Agent
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8371 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5/26/2013 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.2013-26-05_1 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 13.5.22 Adware.BHO.Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.0.0 AdWare.BHO.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.FakeIcon.cw.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7087 Artemis!296040009449
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 Artemis!296040009449
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.438 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
nProtect 13.05.24.04 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Sophos 4.89 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 10.465.26 ADW_DLOAD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 ADW_DLOAD
VIPRE Antivirus 18076 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.BetterSoft.348160
882918179.dll (c2f772d5eb7fc69d24361c2c0ebc6eb5) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.03.00 PUP/Win32.BetterSoft
Avira AntiVir 7.11.117.76 Adware/BetterSoft.A
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.AEKX
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Comodo Security 17373 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Adware.BHO.Agent.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 9122 Win32/GenUpdater
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Riskware/BetterSoftAgent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BHO.Agent
G Data 22 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Heur.KVMF58.hy.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Generic PUP.t
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.t
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.BHO.Agent.E
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.56582 Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.cjedov
Sophos 4.95.0 Generic PUA DO
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BHO
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BHO
VIPRE Antivirus 23944 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Adware.Agent.187904
       View all 43 all detections
BrowseToSave 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 BrowseToSave.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\BrowseToSave
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\INSTAL~1\BROWSE~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 527.59 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseToSave

Program executable:BrowseToSave.exe (Malware detected)
Updater
Path:C:\ProgramData\BetterSoft\BrowseToSave\BrowseToSave.exe
MD5:2960400094498dae47b36173286d76a0
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseToSave.exe - Updater
  • (Malware detected) 882918179.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BrowseToSave.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F217A514-13D3-4DE6-BDBF-857602A446FB}'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BrowseToSave.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task with the class {A08A2198-F8B5-4E05-8761-193A91AA6694}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BrowseToSave.exe
Memory:1.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009770726%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052169%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045538%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:29,016
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:154 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove BrowseToSave?

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Or, you can uninstall BrowseToSave 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 BrowseToSave, 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 BrowseToSave.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 11%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8 Consumer Previe... 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Germany 16.67%
  Belgium 8.33%
  Czech Republic 8.33%
  DK 8.33%
  France 8.33%
  Sweden 8.33%
  South Africa 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Medion 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 11.11%
Packard Bell EasyNote LJ... 11.11%
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL ... 11.11%
Micro-Star MS-6704 11.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 11.11%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 11.11%

Publisher URL: www.bettersoft.com

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