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Should I remove BrowseMark?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,424
United States Rank #14,595
Reach 0.0340%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.36 days
217.20 days >
Average installed length: 114.12 days


2014.04.24.173247 1.04%
2014.04.24.133248 1.64%
2014.04.24.093245 0.75%
2014.04.24.053243 1.04%
2014.04.24.013242 0.45%
2014.04.23.213241 0.30%
2014.04.23.173239 1.34%
2014.04.23.094323 1.64%
2014.04.23.054322 0.15%
2014.04.23.014320 0.15%
2014.04.22.215639 0.45%
2014.04.22.174318 1.04%
2014.04.22.142507 1.19%
2014.04.22.102505 0.45%
2014.04.22.022504 0.90%
2014.04.21.222502 0.75%
2014.04.21.204407 0.75%
2014.04.21.194001 0.45%
2014.04.21.154000 1.04%
2014.04.21.114000 0.75%
2014.04.21.073959 0.60%
2014.04.21.033959 0.45%
2014.04.20.233958 0.90%
2014.04.20.193957 0.75%
2014.04.20.153957 0.60%
2014.04.20.113957 1.34%
2014.04.20.073956 0.75%
2014.04.20.033955 0.75%
2014.04.19.233954 0.90%
2014.04.19.193954 0.90%
2014.04.19.153953 1.19%
2014.04.19.113953 1.34%
2014.04.19.073952 1.04%
2014.04.19.033952 1.04%
2014.04.18.233951 0.75%
2014.04.18.220412 0.15%
2014.04.18.193951 0.60%
2014.04.18.153949 2.54%
2014.04.18.113949 1.34%
2014.04.18.073948 0.60%
2014.04.18.033948 0.45%
2014.04.17.233947 0.60%
2014.04.17.201305 1.49%
2014.04.17.174041 0.90%
2014.04.17.134041 1.79%
2014.04.17.094040 1.34%
2014.04.17.054040 0.90%
2014.04.17.014039 0.75%
2014.04.16.214039 0.90%
2014.04.15.204612 3.13%
2014.04.15.194931 0.15%
60 versions


What is BrowseMark?

The BrowseMark toolbar/web browser extension is ad/search-supported that is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. Additionally it will interfere with a user's normal web browsing by injecting various forms of advertisements on the web pages being visited. Ads are in the form of banners, popups, popunders and contextual links.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Make your web search easier with BrowseMark.


The most common release is 2014.04.15.204612, with over 18% 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 BrowseMarkBrowserFilter.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 1.32 MB (1,384,964 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
  • 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 BrowseMark.
BrowseMarkBHO.dll (26e3bbd28784545beca91e03a0f4fcab) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 662 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.SwiftBrowse
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.10 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare]/Win32.SwiftBrowse.bv
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-FI [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3140 BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.aoz
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Swiftbrowse.r5 (Not a Virus)
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Adware.Swiftbrowse-894
Comodo Security 21705 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
ESET-NOD32 9.11450 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot v6. W32/S-7bed2e86
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15544 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15543 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SwiftBrowse
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.05 PUP.Optional.BrowseMark.A
McAfee 5600.6796 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6796 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dedpsr
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.LinkSwift.250144
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.ba2
Sophos 4.98 Browse Fox
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.10
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_SPNV.03L814
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_SPNV.03L814
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 39194 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Backdoor.PePatch.Win32.55261
updateBrowseMark.exe (f0b9cc92f2549e7954c6ea6364a96564) has been flagged by the following 40 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Agnitum Outpost PUA.SwiftBrowse!
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.13.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare]/Win32.SwiftBrowse.bv
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-FI [PUP]
AVG Bromrak.A3C
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.aoz
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.BCF2
Comodo Security 21737 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1741
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN (B)
ESET-NOD32 11461 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/SwiftBrowse
F-Prot W32/S-7b6eb46a!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.ijd
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SwiftBrowse.bv
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.SwiftBrowse.dlfjec
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CN
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.ba2
Sophos 4.98.0 Browse Fox
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0ELO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0ELO14
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 39270 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 83 all detections
BrowseMark 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: BrowseMark
URL: browsemark.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowseMark
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowseMark\BrowseMarkuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseMark

Program executable:BrowseMarkBrowserFilter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseMark\BrowseMarkBrowserFilter.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseMarkBHO.dll - BrowseMark
  • BrowseMark.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • BrowseMarkUn.exe
  • BrowseMarkUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseMark.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowseMarkBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseMark' with the class of {aeac172e-2e4b-4b92-9af6-b0cdb1acecdb}.
2 Services
  • updateBrowseMark.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseMark' (Update BrowseMark).
  • utilBrowseMark.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseMark' (Update BrowseMark).

How do I remove BrowseMark?

You can uninstall BrowseMark 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 BrowseMark, 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 BrowseMark.
  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 BrowseMark you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.42%
Windows 10 30.40%
Windows XP 7.15%
Windows Vista 4.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.40%
Windows 8.1 12.39%
Windows 7 Professional 10.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.16%
Windows 8 4.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.12%
  Brazil 12.61%
  France 7.14%
  MA 5.47%
  Poland 3.65%
  United Kingdom 3.19%
  Canada 2.89%
  Belgium 2.28%
  Italy 2.28%
  Germany 2.13%
  India 2.13%
  Russia 1.82%
  TN 1.82%
  DZ 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.68%
Dell 18.69%
Acer 18.69%
ASUS 11.26%
Toshiba 7.43%
Samsung 6.08%
Lenovo 5.18%
American Megatrends 1.80%
MSI 1.35%
Intel 1.13%
Sony 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.79%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.84%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.37%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.37%
Positivo Positivo M... 2.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%

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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