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Should I remove KingBrowse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.49 days
279.85 days >
Average installed length: 147.04 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.09.02.212547 7.69%
2014.08.28.075737 7.69%
2014.08.16.152850 7.69%
2014.08.04.223027 7.69%
2014.08.04.143029 7.69%
2014.07.20.233710 7.69%
2014.07.09.224022 7.69%
2014.07.07.122732 7.69%
2014.06.13.231731 7.69%
2014.06.08.051741 15.38%
2014.06.04.225133 7.69%
2014.05.22.004230 7.69%

KingBrowse

What is KingBrowse?

KingBrowse is an adware Internet toolbar/extension that will deliver ads to the browser on web pages that are not affiliated with the ads or the extension. Ads will be injected as new ads that would not normally appear or displayed on top of ads that the underlying website is already providing. These ads often direct the user to download potentially unwanted software or purchase products from affiliates. If a coupon is being displayed, clicking on any of the offers will result in a redirect that will drop affiliate cookies on to the end user computer and resolve the end user to the advertiser page/offer. Also, the adware will communicate with a remote server in order to track the habits of the user including what domains the user visits, what pages they view and what advertisements are displayed and clicked on.

Overview

The most common release is 2014.06.08.051741, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named updateKingBrowse.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 2.37 MB (2,481,834 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KingBrowse.
updateKingBrowse.exe (cbcb586e3581f186dae55aa0720406c7) has been flagged by the following 25 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 893 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Kranet
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 2014.9-140825 Win32:Adware-BTR [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3371 Generic
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14825 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.D
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1185 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.08.25.12 Adware.SwiftBrowse
ESET-NOD32 8.10268 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
F-Secure 11.2014-25-08_2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
G Data 14.8.24 Adware.SwiftBrowse
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.BrowseFox
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3352 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.KingBrowse.A
McAfee 5600.7027 Artemis!CBCB586E3581
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7027 Artemis!CBCB586E3581
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.711 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
nProtect 14.08.17.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
Panda Antivirus 14.08.25.12 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA OB
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0813
VIPRE Antivirus 32294 Yontoo (fs)
KingBrowseBHO.dll (f8aa499b960d24014e2527062e0fa05c) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.09.17.01 Adware/Win32.BHO
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-AW [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4015 BrowseFox.F
Avira 7.11.172.212 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Agent.AY
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 19540 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 10429 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/BadBHO.AW.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.8.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13393 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
K7GW 9.183.13393 Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.KingBrowse.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F8AA499B960D
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.PUP.dh
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62151 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
nProtect 2014-09-16.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249632.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA CF
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 PUA.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Adware.Agent.Efaw
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2H00GP14
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 33190 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1925 Adware.Agent.Win32.9012
B7F2E614-FD64-43BB-BCA0-9DBC72B52D72.dll (42f6c2c07bf3eb77210d60a94cf38000) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir 7.11.159.108 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3986 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18811 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.0.9.4080 Trojan.BPlug.17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.600 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 10066 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 9.180.12657 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.180.12657 Trojan ( 050000001 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.KingBrowse.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!42F6C2C07BF3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!42F6C2C07BF3
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.SwiftBrowse.E
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.60698 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
nProtect 2014-07-08.03 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.249632.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Adware.f99
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NI
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0614
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 31100 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1851 Adware.Agent.Win32.9012
       View all 98 all detections
KingBrowse 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 KingBrowse.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: KingBrowse
URL: kingbrowse.co/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\KingBrowse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\KingBrowse\KingBrowseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KingBrowse

Program executable:updateKingBrowse.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\KingBrowse\updateKingBrowse.exe
MD5:cbcb586e3581f186dae55aa0720406c7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) B7F2E614-FD64-43BB-BCA0-9DBC72B52D72.dll - KingBrowse
  • (Malware detected) KingBrowsebho.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • KingBrowseUn.exe
  • KingBrowseUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateKingBrowse.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • KingBrowseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KingBrowse 1.0.0.7' with the class of {a5915ec9-2613-45fc-931c-229a142d396c}.
  • B7F2E614-FD64-43BB-BCA0-9DBC72B52D72.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KingBrowse' with the class of {a5915ec9-2613-45fc-931c-229a142d396c}.
Service
  • updateKingBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update KingBrowse' (Update KingBrowse).

How do I remove KingBrowse?

Quickly and completely remove KingBrowse 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 KingBrowse 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 KingBrowse, 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 KingBrowse.
  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 KingBrowse you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 8%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.15%
Windows 8 38.46%
Windows Vista 15.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 8.1 23.08%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.69%
Windows 7 Starter 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.78% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 27.78%
  United States 27.78%
  Argentina 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%
  Spain 5.56%
  Mexico 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Dell 8.33%
Common models
Acer Aspire M1200/3200/52... 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 7.69%
Dell Inspiron 530 7.69%
LENOVO INVALID 7.69%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z485 7.69%
ASUSTeK N56VJ 7.69%

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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