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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,972
United States Rank #25,848
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 603.71 days
1394.42 days >
Average installed length: 732.66 days

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Browse For Change

What is Browse For Change?

Browse For Change is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual search advertising.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is iBryteDesktop.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 740.86 KB (758,641 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browse For Change.
iBryteDesktop.exe (4486739f5240029ab1aeb3126c2aa886) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.Agent
Avira AntiVir Rkit/Agent.163840.4
avast! 2014.9-131005 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte
Bitdefender Trojan.Agent.AUFD
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 Win.Trojan.Agent-343819
Comodo Security 17025 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Agent.AUFD
ESET-NOD32 7.8857 MSIL/Adware.iBryte
F-Secure 11.2013-05-10_7 Trojan.Agent.AUFD
G Data 13.10.22 Trojan.Agent.AUFD
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 Win32.Rootkit
K7 AntiVirus 13.172.9720 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.10.05.02 Adware.IBryte
McAfee 5600.7218 PUP-FBT!4486739F5240
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7218 PUP-FBT!4486739F5240
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Agent.AUFD
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.KillFiles.baqfxj
Norman 10.20131005 Suspicious_Gen4.JXBI
Sophos 4.93 iBryte Desktop
Trend Micro 10.465.05 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0PIS13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.278 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0PIS13
VIPRE Antivirus 21960 iBryte
       View all 24 all detections
Browse For Change 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iBryte\browseforchange
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\iBryte\browseforchange\uninstall.exe" /u /uiC:d45c63b8-4d09-46e6-9f92-07b93588e335
Estimated size: 740.86 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Browse For Change

Program executable:iBryteDesktop.exe (Malware detected)
iBryte Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\iBryte\browseforchange\iBryteDesktop.exe
Browse for Change is an affiliate and advertising platform with the intention to 'make it easy to support your favorite nonprofit every time you shop online'. By shopping online with the installed Browse for Change extension installed,...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) iBryteDesktop.exe - iBryte Desktop
  • uninstall.exe
  • AsyncClient11.dll - AsyncClient
  • AxShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • Proto11.dll
  • SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library SHDocVw
  • ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library ShockwaveFlashObjects

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iBryteDesktop.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iBryte browseforchange Desktop' which loads as C:\Program Files\iBryte\browseforchange\ibrytedesktop.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • iBryteDesktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iBryte\browseforchange\ibrytedesktop.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:29.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0076039512%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00247104%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00513291%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:855,376
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:12 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:831 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Browse For Change?

You can uninstall Browse For Change 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Browse For Change, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Browse For Change.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 10 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.62%
Windows Vista 10.26%
Windows 10 5.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 69.23%
Windows 7 Professional 10.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%
Windows 8 Pro 2.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.85%
  Canada 3.08%
  United Kingdom 3.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Acer 23.68%
Dell 21.05%
Toshiba 13.16%
Sony 5.26%
Samsung 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Alienware 2.63%
ASUS 2.63%
Common models
Dell XPS M1330 5.26%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.26%
Gateway ZX6971 2.63%
Gateway NV53A 2.63%
eMachines EL1352 2.63%
Dell Studio XPS 1645 2.63%


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