84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove BrowseSmart?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,234
United States Rank #15,262
Reach 0.0350%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.73 days
257.41 days >
Average installed length: 135.25 days


2013.12.06.205904 89.26%
2013.11.21.002241 10.74%


What is BrowseSmart?

This toolbar for Internet Explorer is an ad-supported extension that is designed to inject advertising in the web browser in the form of banner and contextual ads. In addition, the program will change the user's home and search pages. In a typical scenario, the software is installed as part of a co-bundled pay-per-install offer from a third party in order to generate revenue from installs. While optional in most cases, it is generally installed as part of the setup routine as the user agrees to install it because the offer is engineered in such as way to 'trick' the user into agreeing to include the toolbar in the installation.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowseSmart.
BrowseSmartBHO.dll (c3cc24e55806f9c6ef8fefa91b128627) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Adware.Generic.660314
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.sjd.12
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3598 MalSign.BrowseSmart
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.660314
Comodo Security 17587 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.660314
ESET-NOD32 8.9274 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-11-01_7 Adware.Generic.660314
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Generic.660314
Jiangmin KV140111 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10807 Trojan
K7GW 13.175.10807 Trojan ( 00490ed91 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.7254 Artemis!C3CC24E55806
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7254 Artemis!C3CC24E55806
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.660314
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA BD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1205
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25284 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
updateBrowseSmart.exe (14841745ea13c1c7c25fb1947713acb1) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG BrowseSmart.304
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20063 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.300
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ (B)
ESET-NOD32 10710 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/BrowseFox
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
G Data 24 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13980 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13987 Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.ai
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BrowseSmart.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.dgtzgs
nProtect 2014-11-11.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 BrowseSmart
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Msil.Adware.Kranet.Dxmy
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
VIPRE Antivirus 34732 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 58 all detections
BrowseSmart 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: BrowseSmart
URL: browsesmart.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart\BrowseSmartuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1008.28 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowseSmart

Program module:BrowseSmartBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:BrowseSmart
Path:C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart\BrowseSmartBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowseSmartBHO.dll - BrowseSmart
  • (Malware detected) updateBrowseSmart.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowseSmartBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowseSmart' with the class of {ffbb88a9-c663-4b9b-9170-70fa0a5a2786}.
  • updateBrowseSmart.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseSmart' (Update BrowseSmart).

How do I remove BrowseSmart?

You can uninstall BrowseSmart 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 BrowseSmart, 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 BrowseSmart.
  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 BrowseSmart you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.52%
Windows 10 26.56%
Windows XP 8.85%
Windows Vista 4.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.92%
Windows 8.1 8.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.73%
Windows 8 7.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.41%
  Brazil 20.51%
  MA 5.65%
  France 5.20%
  Australia 3.57%
  Portugal 3.27%
  Poland 2.97%
  Italy 2.97%
  DZ 2.82%
  Germany 2.23%
  Canada 2.23%
  United Kingdom 2.23%
  TN 1.63%
  Belgium 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.66%
Acer 19.36%
Dell 14.22%
ASUS 11.52%
Toshiba 9.31%
Samsung 6.37%
Lenovo 2.45%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.83%
Positivo Positivo M... 3.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.39%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.39%
Acer Aspire 1410 1.91%

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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Create a display name (public)over a year ago
What takes so long to uninstall browsesmart?