42,248,769 programs installed

Should I remove Mega Browse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,855
United States Rank #6,430
Reach 0.1305%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.79 days
170.95 days >
Average installed length: 89.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.04.08.224842 0.10%
2014.04.07.222044 0.10%
2014.04.07.222037 2.15%
2014.04.04.201638 5.58%
2014.04.02.201943 3.62%
2014.04.01.223110 2.45%
2014.03.28.231011 12.23%
2014.03.28.000038 1.96%
2014.03.26.230543 2.54%
2014.03.26.011853 2.05%
2014.03.24.185306 2.94%
2014.03.24.185300 3.82%
2014.03.21.000003 8.71%
2014.03.20.004538 3.42%
2014.03.18.232436 0.59%
2014.03.18.232430 3.33%
2014.03.18.004101 6.46%
2014.03.17.213545 3.52%
2014.03.15.013120 7.44%
2014.03.14.212858 0.88%
2014.03.14.182008 1.37%
2014.03.14.013015 1.27%
2014.03.13.165453 0.10%
2014.03.13.165445 0.98%
2014.03.12.192359 2.94%
2014.03.11.234342 2.45%
2014.03.11.214012 0.49%
2014.03.11.162559 0.78%
2014.03.10.233116 0.39%
2014.03.10.233053 1.66%
2014.03.07.194536 9.69%
2014.03.05.221816 2.64%
2014.02.28.212019 0.88%
2014.02.26.051729 0.49%

Mega Browse

What is Mega Browse?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Mega Browse provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. Mega Browse provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after install...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 2014.03.28.231011, 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 MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 4.06 MB (4,258,663 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 Mega Browse.
updateMegaBrowse.exe (84f1267d70c2317f69eb667934333b16) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Adware.Generic.1012427
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.10 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:BrowseFox-DD [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Generic5
Avira 7.11.183.224 ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.mega
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1620 Adware.Generic.1012427
CAT-QuickHeal 11.14.14.00 AdWare.Kranet.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20041 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0324 Trojan.BPlug.250
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.11.20.10 Adware.Generic.1012427
ESET-NOD32 8.10698 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.Generic.1012427
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.Generic.1012427
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13958 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.13958 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2915 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kranet
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.10 PUP.Optional.MegaBrowse.A
McAfee 5600.6940 BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.972 Adware.Generic.1012427
nProtect 14.11.06.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Kranet.322984
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.6e2
Sophos 4.98 Browse Fox
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Trojan.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Adware.Kranet.Ecub
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJC14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJC14
VIPRE Antivirus 34666 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1977 Adware.Kranet.Win32.417
MegaBrowseBHO.dll (bc3029e3cbd4530c92318636f8f61e66) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.28 APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
AVG 14.0.0.3955 Generic5.ASTV
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.BF
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
Comodo Security 18373 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.BPlug.28
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9867 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32
K7 AntiVirus 9.178.12244 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.178.12244 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MegaBrowse.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!BC3029E3CBD4
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BC3029E3CBD4
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Agent.4
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59921 Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqycvd
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PB
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0510
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.0 AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 29748 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya 2.0.0.1805 Adware.Agent.Win32.9168
       View all 64 all detections
Mega Browse 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: Mega Browse
URL: megabrowse.biz/support
Help link: mailto:support@megabrowse.biz
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mega Browse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Mega Browse\MegaBrowseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mega Browse

Program executable:MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe
Name:FirstRun
Path:C:\Program Files\Mega Browse\MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe
MD5:7d8d60102a9b268412c806d0d61235d3
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) MegaBrowseBHO.dll - Mega Browse
  • MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • MegaBrowseUn.exe
  • MegaBrowseUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateMegaBrowse.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • MegaBrowseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Mega Browse' with the class of {4e6cd411-ce62-4584-97ff-6afbcf6900af}.
2 Services
  • updateMegaBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update Mega Browse' (Update Mega Browse).
  • updateMegaBrowse(34).exe runs as a service named 'Update Mega Browse' (Update Mega Browse).

How do I remove Mega Browse?

Quickly and completely remove Mega Browse 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 Mega Browse from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Mega Browse 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 Mega Browse, 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 Mega Browse.
  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 Mega Browse you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.10%
Windows 8 29.84%
Windows XP 6.46%
Windows Vista 4.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.26%
Windows 8.1 13.20%
Windows 7 Professional 11.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.01%
Windows 8 5.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.95%
  France 11.48%
  Brazil 10.40%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  MA 2.55%
  Germany 2.36%
  DZ 2.26%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Australia 2.06%
  Italy 2.06%
  Canada 1.96%
  TN 1.77%
  Russia 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.98%
Acer 21.35%
Dell 17.23%
ASUS 10.90%
Toshiba 8.69%
GIGABYTE 4.42%
Lenovo 3.24%
Samsung 3.24%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sahara 0.88%
Medion 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.67%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.67%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%
ASUS All Series 2.00%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.00%

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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