Aurora Browser

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 16,961
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,033
First Seen: December 1, 2015
Last Seen: September 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Aurora Browser is developed by the Aurora Network Company Limited to be a rival of the Google Chrome Internet client. The Aurora Browser is a custom build of the open source Chromium project that is favored by Google Inc. and is supported by a large community of developers worldwide. Computer experts that compared the Aurora Browser add Google Chrome note that there are several diferences that include a large start button in the top left corner, limited support for color themes and search bar similar to the one in Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Additionally, the Aurora Browser comes pre-packed with several extensions that are turned on by default and include a screenshot utility, a tool for downloading videos from YouTube, Adblock Plus and a shopping enhancer. The Aurora Browser may land on your computer as an optional offer in a free software installer and become your default Internet client that is likely to import all of your bookmarks from other browsers present on your PC.

Computer experts classify the Aurora Browser as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because it may urge users to set it as their default Internet browser and favor ad networks that may have a bad reputation. As stated before, the Aurora Browser comes equipped with a shopping extension called Shopping Helper that is perceived as a bad toolbar. The behavior of the Aurora Browser is sharing many similarities with the behavior of the Hyper Browser and the Webveil Browser, and users may experience redirects to sponsored content and pop-up windows that offer discounts and vouchers for Amazon and Best Buy. Also, the Aurora Browser may not render 1080p videos on video sharing platforms like Vimeo properly. Web surfers are likely to be disappointed with the Aurora Browser because it does not support extensions other than those it comes packed with. You may want to remove all files of the Aurora Browser with the assistance of a credible anti-spyware instrument.

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File System Details

Aurora Browser may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. UpAuroraKernelService.exe 7ee7195ad66c5402b1307e4ed60e9e9d 142
2. UpAuroraKernelService.exe 0309ef9bdf4e51794972195c99daf679 93
3. UpAurora.exe 907d5692b63481dfed9bb1e8e7a0a27a 28
4. UpAurora.exe 47c5f6c67e9b7e8d75387ba01dc28119 11

Registry Details

Aurora Browser may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
UpAurora Browser.lnk
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\UpAuroraBrowser.exe
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UpAurora Kernel Service
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UpAurora Kernel Service
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UpAurora Kernel Service


Aurora Browser may create the following directory or directories:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\UpAurora


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