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Should I remove Browser Good?

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 #27,306
United States Rank #25,138
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.09 days
61.64 days >
Average installed length: 32.39 days


2015.04.30.155221 0.87%
2015.04.29.235046 1.74%
2015.04.28.125048 0.87%
2015.04.27.115043 0.87%
2015.04.26.005033 2.61%
2015.04.25.145035 0.87%
2015.04.24.235031 0.87%
2015.04.23.175331 0.87%
2015.04.22.215019 0.87%
2015.04.22.165013 2.61%
2015.04.21.205022 0.87%
2015.04.21.155035 0.87%
2015.04.20.184921 1.74%
2015.04.15.124916 0.87%
2015.04.14.114912 0.87%
2015.04.13.204906 0.87%
2015.04.13.144918 1.74%
2015.04.12.225018 0.87%
2015.04.12.075016 0.87%
2015.04.08.192356 0.87%
2015.04.08.142356 0.87%
2015.04.07.132351 0.87%
2015.04.06.172347 2.61%
2015.04.06.022348 0.87%
2015.04.05.212346 0.87%
2015.04.04.152343 0.87%
2015.04.03.092341 0.87%
2015.03.31.152218 0.87%
2015.03.30.150428 0.87%
2015.03.29.140424 0.87%
2015.03.27.170423 0.87%
2015.03.27.020418 0.87%
2015.03.26.160417 0.87%
2015.03.23.184941 0.87%
2015.03.23.124835 1.74%
2015.03.22.035532 0.87%
2015.03.21.194822 0.87%
2015.03.20.134818 0.87%
2015.03.16.140424 0.87%
2015.03.15.130417 0.87%
2015.03.14.120416 0.87%
2015.03.13.210411 0.87%
2015.03.13.060409 1.74%
2015.03.12.040518 0.87%
2015.03.11.120404 1.74%
2015.03.09.060504 0.87%
2015.03.08.050500 1.74%
2015.03.07.190500 2.61%
2015.03.07.140459 0.87%
2015.03.07.090457 1.74%
2015.03.06.030503 0.87%
93 versions

Browser Good

What is Browser Good?

Browser Good is an adware (advertising supported) extension that is designed for the purpose of displaying unwanted ads, software for PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and other offers. Once installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser. In some cases the ad will have attribution but in most cases it will not and will confuse the user should malvaertisng be the source.


The most used version is 2015.04.26.005033, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 updateBrowserGood.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 22.94 MB (24,054,289 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browser Good.
updateBrowserGood.exe (9a981ef44fc1a772af62f4dc693e1a23) has been flagged by the following 32 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/MSIL.Agent.bcz
avast! 2014.9-150817 MSIL:BrowseFox-AN [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 22210 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.CD
ESET-NOD32 9.11667 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/S-26365c9e
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
K7 AntiVirus 13.204.15997 Adware
K7GW 13.204.15997 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Agent
McAfee 5600.6671 BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.CD
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA GM
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
VIPRE Antivirus 40456 Yontoo (fs)
BrowserGoodbho.dll (530a86e99c7782453d2bcdf3055dfe52) has been flagged by the following 42 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.09.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/MSIL.Agent.bcz
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.CD
avast! 8.0.1489.320 MSIL:BrowseFox-AN [PUP]
AVG AdPlugin.DIU
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Bkav FE W32.BrowseFoxAC.Adware
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.Agent-39913
Comodo Security 22956 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-9c4b2ea6!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.CD (B)
ESET-NOD32 12065 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.AE potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-9c4b2ea6!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/MSIL.hie
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16830 Trojan ( 004b5b821 )
K7GW 9.207.16830 Trojan ( 004b5b821 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Agent.bcz
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Downloader.C
McAfee Artemis!530A86E99C77
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.CD
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Yontoo.dnkubo
nProtect 2015-08-07.01 Adware.BrowseFox.CD
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Adware.BrowseFox!6.1D8B
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA DI (PUA)
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Yontoo.C
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R03EC0EBF15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 42724 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.44824
       View all 74 all detections
Browser Good 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: Browser Good
URL: browsergood.info/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browser Good
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Browser Good\BrowserGooduninstall.exe
Estimated size: 22.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Good

Program executable:updateBrowserGood.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Browser Good\updateBrowserGood.exe
Additional files:
  • BrowserGoodbho.dll - Browser Good
  • BrowserGoodUn.exe
  • BrowserGoodUninstall.exe
  • updateBrowserGood.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowserGoodbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browser Good' with the class of {2dd0916f-60de-4413-8198-d3c9d9b959d1}.
  • updateBrowserGood.exe runs as a service named 'Update Browser Good' (Update Browser Good).

How do I remove Browser Good?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 54.31%
Windows 10 43.10%
Windows XP 1.72%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.45%
Windows 8.1 26.72%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.03%
Windows 7 Starter 5.17%
Windows 8 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  Germany 10.49%
  France 10.49%
  Brazil 5.59%
  Portugal 4.20%
  Canada 2.10%
  Colombia 2.10%
  DK 2.10%
  Poland 1.40%
  Argentina 1.40%
  United Kingdom 1.40%
  India 1.40%
  Italy 1.40%
  Mexico 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Dell 19.79%
ASUS 9.38%
Acer 9.38%
Lenovo 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Samsung 4.17%
Sony 3.13%
Medion 2.08%
Packard Bell 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.87%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 1.87%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.87%
MSI MS-7752 1.87%

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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