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What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.45 days
278.90 days >
Average installed length: 146.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.01.16.003233 8.33%
2014.01.10.195844 16.67%
2013.12.07.011955 75.00%

Browsebeyond

What is Browsebeyond?

Browsebeyond is an adware application that is distributed by Yontoo, a division of Sambreel Holdings based in Carlsbad, CA. It is a rebrand of the various other web browser extensions that Yontoo delivers all with similar names. The program is included as part of a download bundle. Upon installation, this adware installs itself as a web browser addin/plugin and or extension depending on the browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox). It will inject various forms of advertising in the browser including but not limited to inline text and multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping popups and a number of banners and popups/popunders for additional offers of both standard ads as well as unwanted software.

In addition to displaying advertisements, the adware extension will also modify the web browsers settings in order to facilitate its ad injection offers. When installed and without any notice (other then on the website EULA), the software will automatically adjust the two second load time in Internet Explorer by turning it off. This action prevents IE from warning the user that a slower BHO is causing some unwanted effects. It will also it will modify the browser's Instant Search feature and will adjust the browser so that clicking on a search engine results page link will open the page in a new browser tab.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Browsebeyond provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. Browsebeyond provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after insta...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browsebeyond.
BrowsebeyondBHO.dll (bb1f097df02a7993c0e952f4e6bd3757) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17633 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 9.0.0.026 Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9307 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140126 Adware/Agent.jaw
Kaspersky 14.0.0.4407 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25546 Yontoo (fs)
updateBrowsebeyond.exe (c9ef24c84feee12a684fb69b74568976) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Riskware.Agent!
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.35
ESET-NOD32 9842 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BrowseBeyond.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!C9EF24C84FEE
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.I
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0502
       View all 19 all detections
Browsebeyond 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 Browsebeyond.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Browsebeyond
URL: browsebeyond.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browsebeyond
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Browsebeyond\Browsebeyonduninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browsebeyond

Program module:BrowsebeyondBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Browsebeyond
Path:C:\Program Files\Browsebeyond\BrowsebeyondBHO.dll
MD5:bb1f097df02a7993c0e952f4e6bd3757
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowsebeyondBHO.dll - Browsebeyond
  • BrowsebeyondUninstall.exe
  • updateBrowsebeyond.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowsebeyondBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browsebeyond' with the class of {f04a89fa-d7e3-4fbd-9569-502b4cad4347}.
Service
  • updateBrowsebeyond.exe runs as a service named 'Update Browsebeyond' (Update Browsebeyond).

How do I remove Browsebeyond?

Quickly and completely remove Browsebeyond 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 Browsebeyond 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 Browsebeyond, 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 Browsebeyond.
  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 Browsebeyond you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win 7 8%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.67%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.57%
  United Kingdom 28.57%
  Germany 14.29%
  BA 7.14%
  United Arab Emirates 7.14%
  Turkey 7.14%
  Egypt 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
GIGABYTE 11.11%
Samsung 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 11.11%
ASUSTeK K52F 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 11.11%
Samsung R540/R580/R780/SA... 11.11%
HP G70 Notebook PC 11.11%

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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