BrowseSmart

BrowseSmart

Known Toolbar

by Yontoo Technology, Inc.

What is BrowseSmart?

BrowseSmart is software application developed by Yontoo Technology, Inc.. It is most commonly found on computers running Windows 7 with nearly 60.52% of installations running this operating system. BrowseSmart's installer is typically 0.98 MB in size and installs around 9 files. The most common release is 2013.12.06.205904 with 89.26% of all installations currently using this version.

BrowseSmart is most popular in the United States with 31.41% of installations residing in this country.

About BrowseSmart?

This toolbar is an ad-supported extension for Internet Explorer that injects advertising in the web browser through banner and contextual ads. It also modifies the user's home and search pages. Typically, the software is included as part of a co-bundled pay-per-install offer from a third party to generate revenue from installs. Although it is technically optional, the setup routine is designed to lead the user into agreeing to install the toolbar.

Multiple virus scanners have detected malware in BrowseSmart.

updateBrowseSmart.exe (MD5: 14841745ea13c1c7c25fb1947713acb1) has been flagged by 34 scanners:
Scanner Software Result
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG BrowseSmart.304
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.300
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ (B)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/BrowseFox
F-Secure Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
G Data Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
IKARUS anti.virus PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW Trojan ( 020000001 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.ai
Kingsoft AntiVirus Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BrowseSmart.A
McAfee BrowseFox.c
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.fh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.BPlug.dgtzgs
nProtect Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos BrowseSmart
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Msil.Adware.Kranet.Dxmy
Trend Micro TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14
VIPRE Antivirus Yontoo (fs)
BrowseSmartBHO.dll (MD5: c3cc24e55806f9c6ef8fefa91b128627) has been flagged by 37 scanners:
Scanner Software Result
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Generic.660314
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.sjd.12
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
AVG MalSign.BrowseSmart
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.660314
Comodo Security Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.660314
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Agent
F-Secure Adware.Generic.660314
G Data Adware.Generic.660314
Jiangmin Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus Trojan
K7GW Trojan ( 00490ed91 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
McAfee Artemis!C3CC24E55806
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!C3CC24E55806
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.660314
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos Generic PUA BD
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V1205
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen7
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.H
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.MSIL.r3 (Not a Virus)
IKARUS anti.virus PUA.BrowseFox
Kingsoft AntiVirus Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.BrowseSmart.A
nProtect Adware.SwiftBrowse.CJ
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Msil.Adware.Kranet.Dxmy
Trend Micro TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EJA14

Software Behaviors

Services:
  • updateBrowseSmart.exe runs as a service named 'Update BrowseSmart' (Update BrowseSmart).

Software Details

URL:
https://browsesmart.net/support
Support:
https://mailto:
Installation path:
C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart
Uninstaller:
C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart\BrowseSmartuninstall.exe
Size:
0.98 MB
Language:
English

BrowseSmart Executable Details

Primary executable:
BrowseSmartBHO.dll
Name:
BrowseSmart
Path:
C:\Program Files\BrowseSmart\BrowseSmartBHO.dll
MD5:
c3cc24e55806f9c6ef8fefa91b128627
SHA-1:
SHA-256:
Files installed by BrowseSmart
File Type Filename MD5
EXE
0b86536bba2a922f5f32ad1792d8a03b
EXE
a4cfaa002ee496b8efc7a50e9e2414f6
EXE
14841745ea13c1c7c25fb1947713acb1
DLL
c3cc24e55806f9c6ef8fefa91b128627
EXE
cd4d52324e874bf2150548e0345e7f49
EXE
99c1eeac05c684629590c40c60472bf6
DLL
6ba81162b754e5ecc039f02822a365b1
EXE
27b5da47b9905c2f86f77581daecf0d1
CRX
a6a3872df22fb637ce692edc55a64bcb