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Explorer Security

What is Explorer Security?

Explorer Security is an adware/PUP variant that will hijack your web browser’s home and search pages to an unwanted search engine (possibly serves up malware and trick-to-click ware via malvertising practices). Once installed it will add a toolbar, change your browser homepage and set your default search engine. In addition, this adware will injects advertisements in the browser, also known as an ad-injector. Ad injection will insert an add, text, banner, flash or hyperlink-over into the white space or over and existing ad in the underlying HTML. Ads can be from PCP hijacked engines with very low relevance and can serve up malware, adware or other PUP. In addition the components will track your web browser history and actions and report back to a command and control server.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is Explorer Security-bg.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 6.33 MB (6,642,138 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Explorer Security.
Explorer Security-bg.exe (48312afa41de1923cc839954c394e72a) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 460 Gen:[email protected]!sebi
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2015.10.26 PUP/Win32.CrossRider
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.Agent
Arcabit Application.Heur.EDD231F
AVG 2016.0.2938 Crossrider
Avira ADWARE/CrossRider.Gen4
AVware Adware.Agent
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossAd.BA
Bitdefender Gen:[email protected]!sebi
Cyren W32/Application.EDIE-4503
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider1.45893
ESET-NOD32 9.12463 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.BA potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 11/1/2015 Riskware/CrossRider
F-Secure 11.2015-01-11_1 Gen:[email protected]!sebi
G Data 15.11.25 Gen:[email protected]!sebi
Jiangmin KV151101 Adware/Agent.bcco
K7 AntiVirus 13.212.17641 Adware
K7GW 13.212.17639 Adware ( 004b8f781 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.6594 RDN/Generic PUP.z
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6594 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.ch
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]!sebi
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider1.dvdttb
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.de5
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.RDM.31!5.25[F1]
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA NF (PUA)
Symantec 11/1/2015 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Adware.Bp-browser.Luqs
Total Defense Heur/TrojanHorse.ZCJI!suspicious
Trend Micro 10.465.01 TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OHD15
VIPRE Antivirus 44814 Adware.Agent
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.68849
       View all 34 all detections
Explorer Security has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Explorer Security.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\explorer security
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Explorer Security\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 6.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Explorer Security

Program executable:Explorer Security-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Explorer Security
Explorer Security exe
Path:C:\Program Files\explorer security\Explorer Security-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Explorer Security-bg.exe - Explorer Security (Explorer Security exe)
  • Explorer Security-bho.dll - Explorer Security BHO
  • Explorer Security-bho64.dll
  • Explorer Security-buttonutil.exe
  • Explorer Security-buttonutil64.exe
  • Explorer Security-codedownloader.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Explorer Security Installer
  • Explorer Security-buttonutil.dll
  • Explorer Security-buttonutil64.dll
  • Explorer Security-helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Explorer Security-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Explorer Security' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110711111163} (fc8a36eecf204e9fb9e1fb11175732290071163).

How do I remove Explorer Security?

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Or, you can uninstall Explorer Security 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 Explorer Security, 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 Explorer Security.
  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 Explorer Security you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Vietnam 14.29%


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