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Should I remove BrowseBurst?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,726
United States Rank #30,948
Reach 0.0085%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.58 days
164.66 days >
Average installed length: 86.51 days


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What is BrowseBurst?

BrowseBurst 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)

BrowseBurst software provides helpful content and tools to enhance your web browsing experience. BrowseBurst administers the following: exclusive offers, coupons, website ratings, reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, and comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after installing.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-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 BrowseBurst.
BrowseBurstBHO.dll (76bff15bee1304f12af441bd09a92e74) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 18076 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9658 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Jiangmin KV140422 Adware/Agent.jaw
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.BrowseBurst.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
SUPERAntiSpyware 10650 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 28182 Yontoo (fs)
updateBrowseBurst.exe (9cb785261c8ac1e7491064332bdfc09f) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Brewurst
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.D
Comodo Security 19401 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 10355 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.BrowseBurst
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13247 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13247 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BrowseBurst.A
McAfee Artemis!9CB785261C8A
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
nProtect 2014-09-02.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.323360.F
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.D
Sophos 4.98.0 Browse Fox
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0826
VIPRE Antivirus 32766 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 31 all detections
BrowseBurst 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: BrowseBurst
URL: browseburst.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowseBurst
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowseBurst\BrowseBurstuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseBurst

Program module:BrowseBurstBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseBurst\BrowseBurstBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseBurstBHO.dll - BrowseBurst
  • (Malware detected) E663CD10-58F1-4910-88DE-740434EBDC36.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • BrowseBurstUn.exe
  • BrowseBurstUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseBurst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowseBurstBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseBurst' with the class of {3cf91e66-0d94-4857-b592-da1600c734cf}.
  • updateBrowseBurst.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseBurst' (Update BrowseBurst).

How do I remove BrowseBurst?

You can uninstall BrowseBurst 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 BrowseBurst, 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 BrowseBurst.
  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 BrowseBurst you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.40%
Windows 10 28.99%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 5.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.77%
Windows 7 Professional 14.37%
Windows 8.1 8.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows 8 Pro 5.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.67% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 35.67%
  United States 23.98%
  Romania 6.43%
  Belgium 5.26%
  Netherlands 4.68%
  Canada 3.51%
  Brazil 2.92%
  Italy 2.92%
  Indonesia 2.34%
  South Africa 2.34%
  Germany 1.75%
  Mexico 1.75%
  DK 1.17%
  Portugal 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.83%
Acer 25.22%
Hewlett-Packard 19.13%
ASUS 6.09%
Toshiba 6.09%
Intel 3.48%
Lenovo 3.48%
Sahara 1.74%
Sony 1.74%
Alienware 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.88%
Acer E1-510 2.91%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.94%
LENOVO 20079 1.94%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 1.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.94%

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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