84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Mega Browse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #7,458
United States Rank #9,430
Reach 0.0563%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.15 days
358.52 days >
Average installed length: 188.38 days


2014.04.08.224842 0.09%
2014.04.07.222044 0.09%
2014.04.07.222037 1.98%
2014.04.04.201638 5.32%
2014.04.02.201943 3.87%
2014.04.01.223110 2.34%
2014.03.28.231011 11.98%
2014.03.28.000038 1.98%
2014.03.26.230543 2.52%
2014.03.26.011853 2.07%
2014.03.24.185306 2.88%
2014.03.24.185300 3.87%
2014.03.21.000003 8.56%
2014.03.20.004538 3.51%
2014.03.18.232436 0.54%
2014.03.18.232430 3.33%
2014.03.18.004101 7.48%
2014.03.17.213545 3.42%
2014.03.15.013120 7.48%
2014.03.14.212858 0.90%
2014.03.14.182008 1.26%
2014.03.14.013015 1.26%
2014.03.13.165453 0.09%
2014.03.13.165445 0.90%
2014.03.12.192359 2.79%
2014.03.11.234342 2.34%
2014.03.11.214012 0.54%
2014.03.11.162559 0.72%
2014.03.10.233116 0.36%
2014.03.10.233053 1.53%
2014.03.07.194536 9.91%
2014.03.05.221816 2.70%
2014.02.28.212019 0.90%
2014.02.26.051729 0.45%

Mega Browse

What is Mega Browse?

This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

Mega Browse provides quality website navigation and accelerates your browsing experience with helpful content and tools. Mega Browse provides special offers and coupons, website ratings and reviews, multi-site searching, related search results, comparison shopping. Additional features may be auto-enabled after install...  Read more


The most common release is 2014.03.28.231011, with over 98% 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. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The primary executable is named MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 4.06 MB (4,258,663 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
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Mega Browse.
MegaBrowseBHO.dll (e4727400ae6b4ebc1fc017923a5d65b4) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 662 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:BrowseFox-EH [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3140 BrowseFox.F
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 21617 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.142
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
ESET-NOD32 9.11413 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.CX
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Jiangmin KV150413 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15452 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15455 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.12 PUP.Optional.MegaBrowse.A
McAfee 5600.6796 BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6796 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dedpsr
nProtect Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Sophos 4.98 Browse Fox
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Yontoo.C
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.9
Trend Micro 10.465.13 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EA215
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EA215
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 38976 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win32.34352
updateMegaBrowse.exe (84f1267d70c2317f69eb667934333b16) has been flagged by the following 34 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.1012427
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.10.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-DD [PUP]
AVG Generic5.BLUS
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.mega
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.1012427
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Kranet.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20041 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.250
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.1012427 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10698 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.1012427
G Data 24 Adware.Generic.1012427
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13958 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.185.13958 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kranet.g
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.MegaBrowse.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BrowseFox.c
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.1012427
nProtect 2014-11-06.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Kranet.322984
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.6e2
Sophos 4.98.0 Browse Fox
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Adware.Kranet.Ecub
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJC14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJC14
VIPRE Antivirus 34666 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.Kranet.Win32.417
       View all 73 all detections
Mega Browse 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: Mega Browse
URL: megabrowse.biz/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mega Browse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Mega Browse\MegaBrowseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mega Browse

Program executable:MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Mega Browse\MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • _MegaBrowseBHO.dll - Mega Browse
  • (Malware detected) MegaBrowseBHO.dll
  • MegaBrowse.FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • kgkmmefaeflbkbbamehfkghmmlgnpojl.crx
  • MegaBrowse.BrowserFilter.Helper.dll
  • MegaBrowseBrowserFilter.exe
  • MegaBrowseUn.exe
  • MegaBrowseUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateMegaBrowse.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • MegaBrowseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Mega Browse' with the class of {55f1128f-7a0e-4082-bc7d-65edec0f9a67}.
2 Services
  • updateMegaBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update Mega Browse' (Update Mega Browse).
  • updateMegaBrowse(34).exe runs as a service named 'Update Mega Browse' (Update Mega Browse).

How do I remove Mega Browse?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.38%
Windows 10 30.54%
Windows XP 6.31%
Windows Vista 4.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.73%
Windows 8.1 13.65%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.33%
Windows 8 5.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.49%
  France 10.88%
  Brazil 9.65%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Germany 2.83%
  MA 2.57%
  DZ 2.21%
  Belgium 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Australia 1.95%
  Russia 1.95%
  Italy 1.86%
  India 1.77%
  Canada 1.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.85%
Acer 21.74%
Dell 17.26%
ASUS 10.87%
Toshiba 8.15%
Samsung 4.08%
Lenovo 3.13%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Medion 0.82%
Sahara 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.88%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.24%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.24%

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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