Qword Browser

By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,965
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,446
First Seen: October 20, 2015
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Qword Browser is advertised on Qword.com and freeware packages as a fast and secure Web browser that is optimized by professionals to provide a smart and safe Internet experience for its users. The Qword Browser may allow users to download videos from YouTube via the browser's interface as well as download torrents and do regular downloads over HTTP connections. The Qword Browser is developed by Qword Inc. and is published by Qword Infomation Technology (ShangHai) Co.Ltd. Web surfers that are intrigued by what the Qword Browser offers may want to reconsider installing it, because the Qword Browser is supported by advertisers and may limit your search capabilities to Qword.com. The search engine on Qword.com may not process text keywords very well and instead of showing image and video results it may direct users to download third-party software like Elite Unzip Toolbar and Video Download Converter Toolbar. The programs mentioned before might crash your browser and cover your screen with pop-up advertisements. The Qword Browser functions similarly to WebDiscover Browser and Object Browser and may allow its sponsors to read your bookmarks collection as well as downloads, search and Internet history to show tailor-suited ads on every page you load in the Object Browser. The Qword Browser may use custom CSS styles, JavaScript, and ActionScript3 to block the native ads on trusted online stores like Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon, and display ads from less-reputable sources. Browsing the Internet via the Qword Browser may expose you to advanced cyber threats like Styx, and you may not be capable of changing your default search engine. Moreover, the Qword Browser may place an updater module named QwordUpdate in your Temp folder to make sure that users can not uninstall it completely and remain on your PC. The Qword Browser is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that many users may want to remove with the help of a trusted anti-spyware tool.

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File System Details

Qword Browser may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. QwordSetup.exe fd849b7581a78a10294e2ad800f641e3 9

Registry Details

Qword Browser may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Qword Browser.lnk
Regexp file mask
%WinDir%\System32\Tasks\QwordUpdateTaskMachine[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\qword.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\QwordUpdate.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\QwordUpdateTaskMachineCore
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\QwordUpdateTaskMachineUA
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@upgrade.Qword.com/Qword Update;version=3
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@upgrade.Qword.com/Qword Update;version=9


Qword Browser may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Qword Browser
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Qword Browser


Qword Browser may call the following URLs:



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