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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,266
United States Rank #48,329
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.99 days
324.10 days >
Average installed length: 170.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0 100.00%

BrowseFox 1.0.0

What is BrowseFox?

BrowseFox is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found" and DNS errors.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.

BrowseFox is bundled with install managers from various download web sites such as download366.net (FIRSERIA).

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

While you surf the web, BrowseFox's tools Compare, Deals, Inline, Related, Review, and Search are working hard behind the scenes to enhance your browsing. You'll save time (and money!) with BrowseFox installed, and will wonder how you lived without us! Best of all, unlike similar services that charge subscription fees,...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowseFox.
BrowseFoxBHO.dll (1307ba92e25be09151f82b3c25fde1a3) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.Skodna.BrowseFox
ESET-NOD32 8.9118 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.12 PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23918 Yontoo (fs)
updateBrowseFox.exe (4342ce595ddde6c988443350c79dc841) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG 14.0.0.4015 Generic.CC3
AVware 1.5.0.16 Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
ESET-NOD32 10327 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.BrowseFox
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!4342CE595DDD
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Trj/Chgt.D
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA GK
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0826
VIPRE Antivirus 32612 Yontoo (fs)
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc3a.Trojan.bde5
       View all 21 all detections
BrowseFox 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 BrowseFox 1.0.0.

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: 1.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseFox 1.0.0

Program module:BrowseFoxBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:BrowseFox
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxBHO.dll
MD5:1307ba92e25be09151f82b3c25fde1a3
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseFoxBHO.dll (by Browse Fox) - BrowseFox
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseFox.exe
  • BrowseFoxUninstall.exe
  • BrowseFox.Common.dll - BrowseFox Common
  • BrowseFoxUn.exe
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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}.
Service
  • updateBrowseFox.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseFox' (Update BrowseFox).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updateBrowseFox.exe
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?

Quickly and completely remove BrowseFox 1.0.0 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 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BrowseFox 1.0.0, 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 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 1.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 5%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.10%
Windows 8 22.03%
Windows XP 11.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.34%
Windows 8 8.62%
Windows 8.1 6.90%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.40%
  Germany 14.29%
  France 12.70%
  India 9.52%
  United Kingdom 6.35%
  Brazil 4.76%
  Netherlands 4.76%
  Sweden 4.76%
  Canada 3.17%
  Australia 1.59%
  Belgium 1.59%
  BG 1.59%
  Spain 1.59%
  Finland 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Acer 20.93%
Lenovo 16.28%
ASUS 11.63%
Dell 6.98%
Samsung 6.98%
Medion 4.65%
Sahara 2.33%
Gateway 2.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55t-A 1.89%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850D-1... 1.89%
TOSHIBA QOSMIO X500 1.89%
CLEVO P170HM3 1.89%

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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