BrowseFox

BrowseFox Description

ScreenshotBrowseFox claims that BrowseFox will allow you to browse the Web 'like a fox' and uses a logo that clearly plagiarizes the Mozilla Firefox' iconic logo. The fact is that BrowseFox is used to prey on inexperienced computer users. BrowseFox does this by claiming to be a legitimate Web browser extension that can supposedly to be used to help computer users browse the Web more efficiently. In fact, BrowseFox does the opposite of what BrowseFox claims, slowing down the victim's Web browser, interfering with online activity and generally being irritating. ESG security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid installing BrowseFox on their computer. BrowseFox may be part of a bundle, coupled with freeware or shareware downloaded from poorly guarded sources. BrowseFox should be removed immediately using a strong, reliable anti-malware application.

Numerous Problems that are Associated with BrowseFox


BrowseFox is designed to cause a variety of issues on the affected computer, usually as part of its purpose to generate advertisement revenue, track your online activity and deliver pop-up advertisements and other content to your Web browser. The following are some of the symptoms and issues that have been associated with BrowseFox:
  • BrowseFox is closely associated with browser redirects. This means that BrowseFox may cause your Web browser to visit various websites. This is done to increase those websites' page ranking, traffic and advertisement revenue.
  • BrowseFox may display pop-up windows on your computer. BrowseFox pop-ups may contain advertisements.
  • BrowseFox may cause performance issues on the affected computer. BrowseFox may cause the compromised computer to run slowly and negatively affect your Internet connection. BrowseFox may cause websites to load slowly or to freeze frequently.
  • One of the most common symptoms of BrowseFox involves changes to your Web browser's settings. BrowseFox changes your Web browser's default search engine, homepage and security settings.
  • One worrying aspect of BrowseFox is that BrowseFox contains components that are programmed to monitor your online activity, keeping track of your online searches and behavior in order to deliver advertisements and other unwanted content to your Web browser.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics


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File System Details

BrowseFox creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%\BrowseFox 71
2 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll 40
3 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\BrowseFox 37
4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Layers\WebLayersopc.exe 222,208 6a8a8679f958cf62a3747bffb125e51c 4
5 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Layers\opc.exe 222,208 623578b48b26768f0af4e1c8e9acaefd 3
6 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Layers\updateWebLayers.exe 199,968 dd62715f0737b1e19c2f7f37baddcb0c 2,187
7 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Layers\desktop.exe 39,720 99cb5fa727bca627edebba5fc3dbb781 2,146
8 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Web Layers\updater.exe 33,064 7d38ccbfac137065d9155346c7639cd4 2,135
9 Updatequalitink.exe N/A

Registry Details

BrowseFox creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Software\BrowseFox
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateBrowseFox_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateBrowseFox_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update BrowseFox
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update BrowseFox
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update BrowseFox
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
BrowseFox
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}
{006232F7-DBD6-4631-84E8-66EA161B43C4}
{BB9817CA-9B43-41EB-8706-44847957338D}

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