By ZulaZuza in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 7,881
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,669
First Seen: August 28, 2013
Last Seen: September 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

BrowseFox Image

BrowseFox 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.

SpyHunter Detects & Remove BrowseFox

File System Details

BrowseFox may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. WebLayersopc.exe 6a8a8679f958cf62a3747bffb125e51c 4
2. xrc.exe 2329102649753d1de56f6a3dde275ef2 4
3. opc.exe 623578b48b26768f0af4e1c8e9acaefd 3
4. Updatequalitink.exe

Registry Details

BrowseFox may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
Regexp file mask
%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Clusckghapele Monitor
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Clusckghapele Monitor
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update BrowseFox
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util browsefox
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update BrowseFox
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Update BrowseFox
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Util browsefox
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update BrowseFox
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Util browsefox
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update BrowseFox


BrowseFox may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\a96ed9e8-b4db-48e1-82c2-51a1109acc39


BrowseFox may call the following URLs:


1 Comment

BrowseFox-FAD this came up on my MacAfee scan and says it can be deleted and so I want it to delete it, then the same notification comes up thenext day with browse fox FAD. how can I fix this... plz halp


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