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Should I remove BrowserAir?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,828
United States Rank #11,720
Reach 0.0151%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.38 days
40.65 days >
Average installed length: 21.36 days


VersionDistribution 11.78% 30.30% 3.03% 8.42% 2.36% 2.36% 1.01% 6.40% 1.35% 9.43% 1.35% 0.34% 1.01% 3.03%
37.2.2007.0 17.17%
37.1.2006.0 0.67%


What is BrowserAir?

BrowserAir is a potentially unwanted program is malicious and intrusive and manages to sneak its way into your computer and cause a number of issues that affects performance and privacy. The first issue you'll be faced with is the never-ending flood of pop-up and banner ads as you try to browse the web. Each time you attempt to go online, the adware pop-ups will constantly display in the browser, aside from being extremely annoying, the ads are also highly risky. Their continuous appearance leads to frequent system crashes and a slower computer performance. Furthermore, since the advertisements are also highly unreliable, if you click on them, all you'll have to show for it is more malware getting installed on your computer because the ads are distributed through shady ad networks that use malvertising techniques. But that’s not even the worst part of having BrowserAir running in your computer. While it is running, its is sending detailed information about your web browsing habits to remote ad servers. This information includes your location, the IP addresses you visit, the domains you visit and what your interests are.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 283.34 MB (297,106,762 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowserAir.
Updater.exe (87ed818a915575f2f9576d94f327ea9b) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Gen:Variant.Application.Graftor.211755
AhnLab-V3 2015.08.08 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Arcabit Trojan.Application.Graftor.D33B2B
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2016.0.3015 Crossrider
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ShopperPro.A
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Application.Graftor.211755
Cyren W32/S-3cb50fc1!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2920
ESET-NOD32 9.12060 a variant of Win32/ShopperPro.A potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ShopperPro
F-Prot v6. W32/S-3cb50fc1
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Gen:Variant.Application.Graftor
G Data 15.8.25 Gen:Variant.Application.Graftor.211755
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ShopperPro
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16822 Adware
K7GW 13.207.16823 Adware ( 004b8dec1 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.16.07 PUP.Optional.BrowserAir.C
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!87ED818A9155
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis!PUP
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Application.Graftor.211755
Panda Antivirus Adware/Goobzo
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA EG (PUA)
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.16 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OH315
VIPRE Antivirus 42690 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 29 all detections
BrowserAir 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: BrowserAir
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserAir\Application
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserAir\Application\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 283.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowserAir

Program executable:Updater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Update Helper
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - Update Helper
  • BrowserAir.exe - BrowserAir
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'IBUpd' (runs daily at 8:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BAUpd.
Startup File (User Run)
  • BrowserAir.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_E9D74EC2D6279A198B0C48BFD328BBEC' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserAir\Application\BrowserAir.exe" --no-startup-window.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • BrowserAir.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserAir\Application\BrowserAir.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session httC://www-searching.com/?s=FB5zgutbl0341,f42dc0f0-c4db-4677-b6d5-bf.

How do I remove BrowserAir?

You can uninstall BrowserAir 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 BrowserAir, 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 BrowserAir.
  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.

Win 10 70%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.71%
Windows 7 25.59%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Windows XP 0.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.67%
Windows 8.1 14.81%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.75%
Windows 7 Professional 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.83%
  United Kingdom 5.61%
  France 5.12%
  Canada 3.17%
  Australia 2.44%
  Italy 1.71%
  Germany 1.71%
  Netherlands 0.98%
  India 0.73%
  Saudi Arabia 0.73%
  South Africa 0.73%
  Poland 0.73%
  Hungary 0.49%
  Indonesia 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.07%
Dell 17.48%
Acer 15.53%
ASUS 14.08%
Lenovo 10.19%
Toshiba 7.28%
Sony 1.94%
Samsung 0.97%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.76%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.08%
ASUS All Series 3.40%
HP Stream Notebook PC 11 3.40%
ASUSTeK X550CA 2.04%
HP-Pavilion AY747AA-ABA p... 2.04%


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