BrowserMe

BrowserMe Description

Type: Trojan

BrowserMe is a name that is given to a Trojan that is used to make computers load advertisements and click on them. The BrowserMe Trojan is named after 'BrowserMe.exe,' which is one of the several EXE files it uses to run. The BrowserMe Trojan is seen promoted on pop-up windows as a program dubbed 'Chrome_Font.exe' that needs to be installed if you intent to load pages on the Internet properly. The BrowserMe Trojan is very similar to Trojan.Clicker MSIL.Agent and Adware.RekloPay in behavior.

The BrowserMe Trojan depends on the presence of Google Chrome on the infected machine. PC security researchers reveal that the BrowserMe Trojan is designed to interact with Google Chrome, run a shadow instance of the browser and open advertisements. The BrowserMe Trojan clicks on ads and claims revenue for its developers. As you may guess, the new windows of Google Chrome do not appear on the desktop. The windows opened by BrowserMe can be spotted when you launch a process manager like the Windows Task Manager, the Process Explorer, the Process Hacker and the System Explorer. However, the hidden windows of Chrome that BrowserMe opens can be seen on the list of processes and closed manually. Researchers report that the BrowserMe Trojan may load resources from the following domains:

  • switchads.com
  • pubmatic.com
  • casalemedia.com
  • quantserve.com
  • goadservices.com
  • zedo.com
  • adfoxgenic.com

Some domains loaded by BrowserMe are legitimate, and others have a bad reputation. We should note that BrowserMe may be instructed to download files from a remote server and run them as browser plug-ins. The BrowserMe Trojan can hijack most of your network and hardware resources to facilitate its operations. PC games and video/audio editors may not run smoothly on computers affected by BrowserMe. Additionally, downloading large media files may result in fragmented content and corrupted files. The BrowserMe Trojan might hide its files in the Temp folder and run portably. You should consider using a reputable anti-malware scanner to eradicate the BrowserMe Trojan safely.

Technical Information

File System Details

BrowserMe creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 Chrome_Font.exe N/A

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