84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove SunriseBrowse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,800
United States Rank #18,364
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.44 days
101.46 days >
Average installed length: 53.31 days


2014.11.02.153035 0.50%
2014.11.01.183110 0.50%
2014.10.31.073104 0.50%
2014.10.30.115859 0.50%
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2014.10.29.212707 1.50%
2014.10.29.112706 0.50%
2014.10.29.012704 1.50%
2014.10.28.202703 0.50%
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2014.10.28.002702 1.00%
2014.10.27.142701 0.50%
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2014.10.11.180758 1.50%
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2014.10.10.155140 1.50%
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2014.10.09.032812 0.50%
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145 versions


What is SunriseBrowse?

SunriseBrowseis an Internet toolbar/plugin (for Internet Explorer it runs as a BHO, in Chrome and Firefox it will run as an extension) that plugs into the user's default web browser and will modify a number of settings such as taking control of the browser's search and home pages, new tab functionality as well as DNS 'not found' redirection. Additionally this potentially unwanted program will change some security settings of the browser that might also lower the overall security of the user's PC. This is done in order to allow the program to run uninterrupted. Should the user attempt to uninstall the software using the standard methods in Add/Remove Programs, only parts of this PUP will be uninstalled and some items such as the modified search and home pages may still point to an unwanted web page. Also to note as disclosed in the privacy policy, the program will track and report behaviors or the user while the plugin is installed including but not limited to the URLs and web pages the user visits as well as search terms and search results the user queries.

What to be aware of while this adware is running:
- Displays advertisements in the browser, often for other PUPs
- Injects ads that would normally not appear
- Tracks Internet usages such as domains visited
- May modify standard web browser settings lowering overall security


The most used version is 2014.10.29.212707, with over 33% 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 SunriseBrowseBHO.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 4.41 MB (4,623,478 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SunriseBrowse.
SunriseBrowseBHO.dll (da7fcc4e535a537e18242ebd5aea96a6) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Trojan.BPlug
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVG 2015.0.3285 BrowseFox.F
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bO
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.168
ESET-NOD32 8.10325 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/BrowseFox
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.BrowseFox
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.01 PUP.Optional.SunriseBrowse.A
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!DA7FCC4E535A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0820
updateSunriseBrowse.exe (babdce83ede651d705d3463fda1462a2) has been flagged by the following 41 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.BrowseFox.AF
AhnLab-V3 2015.06.12.00 Win-PUP/BrowseFox.Gen
ALYac Adware.BrowseFox.AF
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.SwiftBrowse.bt
Arcabit Adware.BrowseFox.AF
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HC [PUP]
AVG Generic.278
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.aoh
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.BrowseFox.AF
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.36E1
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Sunrisebro.Gen
Comodo Security 22414 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BrowseFox.AF (B)
ESET-NOD32 11772 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/SwiftBrowse
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BrowseFox.AF
G Data 25 Adware.BrowseFox.AF
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/SwiftBrowse.oje
K7 AntiVirus 9.205.16218 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.205.16219 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SwiftBrowse.bt
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BrowseFox.AF
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.djpkri
nProtect 2015-06-11.01 Adware.BrowseFox.AF
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.47b
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA LB
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Gen.2
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EAV15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R047C0EAV15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.SwiftBrowse
VIPRE Antivirus 41038 Yontoo (fs)
Zillya Adware.SwiftBrowse.Win32.5506
       View all 52 all detections
SunriseBrowse 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: SunriseBrowse
URL: sunrisebrowse.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SunriseBrowse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SunriseBrowse\SunriseBrowseuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SunriseBrowse

Program module:SunriseBrowseBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\SunriseBrowse\SunriseBrowseBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SunriseBrowsebho.dll - SunriseBrowse
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • SunriseBrowseUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateSunriseBrowse.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SunriseBrowseBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SunriseBrowse' with the class of {b110ca24-17f3-4555-b0d2-672ab034adf9}.
  • updateSunriseBrowse.exe runs as a service named 'Update SunriseBrowse' (Update SunriseBrowse).

How do I remove SunriseBrowse?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.00%
Windows 10 33.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.72%
Windows 8.1 18.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.16%
Windows 7 Professional 15.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 8 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.59%
  France 5.69%
  Brazil 5.28%
  MA 3.66%
  United Kingdom 2.85%
  Italy 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Saudi Arabia 2.03%
  Germany 2.03%
  Australia 1.63%
  DZ 1.63%
  Greece 1.22%
  Canada 1.22%
  Thailand 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.15%
Dell 24.26%
Acer 13.97%
Toshiba 9.56%
ASUS 6.62%
Lenovo 5.15%
Samsung 2.94%
Alienware 2.21%
Sony 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.73%
Acer Aspire E1-470 1.82%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.82%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 1.82%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.82%

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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