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Should I remove BrowseFox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,323
United States Rank #13,058
Reach 0.0402%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.65 days
402.75 days >
Average installed length: 211.62 days


3.0.0 100.00%

BrowseFox 3.0.0

What is BrowseFox?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors. BrowseFox is distributed by a number of bundleware vendors including FIRSERIA and CoolMirage Ltd. through shady download sites including down324.com, fakdmr.com and hd-plugins.com just to name a few.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is supported by various types of advertising, including, without limitation, search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites. Some Software features and ad ...  Read more


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 BrowseFoxBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,522,425 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowseFox.
BrowseFoxBHO.dll (ff1167d312600a378bfdfa4f8f5dc7b1) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3599 MalSign.Skodna.BrowseFox
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2574
ESET-NOD32 8.8944 Win32/BrowseFox.A
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.02 PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!FF1167D31260
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!FF1167D31260
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V0908
VIPRE Antivirus 22594 Yontoo (fs)
updateBrowseFox.exe (0637bc7c027f4b8cf0cc80c8b7db0cc6) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-BH [PUP]
AVG Generic.CC3
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.aLo
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
ESET-NOD32 10650 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13866 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13866 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.BrowseFox.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DI
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.ADH.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJJ14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJJ14
VIPRE Antivirus 34394 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 31 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Browse Fox
URL: browsefox.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowseFox
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseFox 3.0.0

Program module:BrowseFoxBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:Browse Fox
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseFoxBHO.dll (by Browse Fox) - BrowseFox
  • IEClient.dll (by Browse Fox)
  • BrowseFoxUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseFox.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • BrowseFoxBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseFox' with the class of {b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}.
  • IEClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseFox' with the class of {b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}.
  • updateBrowseFox.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseFox' (Update BrowseFox).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012228802%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00082055%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040233%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:120,689
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:113 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:114 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BrowseFox?

You can uninstall BrowseFox 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 BrowseFox 3.0.0, 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 BrowseFox.
  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 BrowseFox 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.76%
Windows 10 22.10%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 4.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.11%
Windows 7 Professional 8.10%
Windows 8 7.09%
Windows 8 Pro 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.85%
  Germany 11.53%
  Canada 4.66%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Israel 4.29%
  Brazil 4.05%
  France 2.70%
  India 2.58%
  MA 2.58%
  Mexico 2.45%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Italy 1.60%
  DZ 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.55%
Acer 22.13%
Dell 18.51%
Toshiba 7.24%
ASUS 6.64%
Samsung 4.63%
Lenovo 3.22%
Intel 2.62%
Medion 2.21%
American Megatrends 1.21%
Sahara 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.28%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.09%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.09%
Acer Aspire 5741G 1.67%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.67%

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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