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Should I remove Higher Aurum?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #44,028
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.35 days
128.37 days >
Average installed length: 67.45 days


2014.02.11.223523 9.09%
2014.01.28.010740 9.09%
2014.01.16.003233 63.64%
2014.01.10.200759 18.18%

Higher Aurum

What is Higher Aurum?

This web browser addon is a coupon deal finder that is distributed through adware monetizer Web-Pick through the InstalleRex pay-per-install (PPI) platform. It is typically bundled with third-party offers. The addon will popup coupon ads when the user visits certain affiliate web sites.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Higher-Aurum - next level web browsing.


The most used version is 2014.01.16.003233, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HigherAurumBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 3.17 MB (3,328,812 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • 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 Higher Aurum.
HigherAurumBHO.dll (68011f20759a66cffa25f2b742faf67a) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17581 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9271 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140126 Adware/Agent.jaw
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1110
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25260 Yontoo (fs)
updateHigherAurum.exe (5023aaf94c6f55a556d35cdbfd74e254) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.35
ESET-NOD32 9862 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BrowseFox
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.HigherAurum.A
McAfee Artemis!5023AAF94C6F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.I
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0512
VIPRE Antivirus 29718 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 21 all detections
Higher Aurum 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 Higher Aurum.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Higher Aurum
URL: higher-aurum.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Higher Aurum
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Higher Aurum\HigherAurumuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Higher Aurum

Program module:HigherAurumBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Higher Aurum
Path:C:\Program Files\Higher Aurum\HigherAurumBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) HigherAurumBHO.dll - Higher Aurum
  • HigherAurumUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateHigherAurum.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • HigherAurumBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Higher Aurum' with the class of {908cff42-5519-4914-87c4-40900cead346}.
  • updateHigherAurum.exe runs as a service named 'Update Higher Aurum' (Update Higher Aurum).

How do I remove Higher Aurum?

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Or, you can uninstall Higher Aurum 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 Higher Aurum, 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 Higher Aurum.
  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 Higher Aurum you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 9%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 36.36%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.21%
  UA 5.26%
  DZ 5.26%
  Egypt 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Intel 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
MSI 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK Q501LA 22.22%
Sony VPCL138FX 11.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.11%
Gateway NE56R 11.11%
ECS G31T-M 11.11%
Dell Inspiron N5110 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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