Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go
Geeks to Go Welcome
Create Account Login to Account
Photo

Removal instructions for BrowseFox

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1
Metallica

Metallica

    Spyware Veteran

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 32,130 posts
Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is BrowseFox?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that BrowseFox is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

How do I know if my computer is affected by BrowseFox?

You may see this entry in your list of installed software:

warning5.png

and these warnings:

main.png

warning1.png

and these browser extensions/add-ons:

warning2.png

warning3.png

warning4.png

How did BrowseFox get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove BrowseFox?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of BrowseFox?
  • If you are using Chrome, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Tools > Settings > Extensions. Remove the checkmark and click on the bin behind the BrowseFox entry.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the BrowseFox hijacker. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

protection.png

protection1.png

protection2.png


Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

O2 - BHO: BrowseFox - {b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2} - C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxbho.dll
O23 - Service: Update BrowseFox - BrowseFox - C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.exe
Possible signs in a FRST log:

 (BrowseFox) C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.exe
 BHO: BrowseFox -> {b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2} -> C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxbho.dll (Browse Fox)
 FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\[email protected]ad184bd23.com [Not Found]
 FF Extension: BrowseFox - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\Extensions\[email protected] [2013-08-30]
 CHR Extension: (BrowseFox) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll [2015-02-28]
 CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll] - C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll.crx [2013-08-30]
 R2 Update BrowseFox; C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.exe [206624 2013-08-30] (BrowseFox)
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\BrowseFox
       Adds the file BrowseFox.Common.dll"="2/28/2015 11:08 AM, 14112 bytes, A
       Adds the file BrowseFox.ico"="8/30/2013 3:57 AM, 1150 bytes, A
       Adds the file BrowseFoxBHO.dll"="8/30/2013 3:57 AM, 149280 bytes, A
       Adds the file BrowseFoxUninstall.exe"="2/28/2015 11:08 AM, 211337 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll"="2/28/2015 11:08 AM, 171008 bytes, A
       Adds the file ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll.crx"="8/30/2013 3:57 AM, 3803 bytes, A
       Adds the file sqlite3.exe"="8/1/2013 10:00 PM, 465408 bytes, A
       Adds the file updateBrowseFox.exe"="8/30/2013 3:57 AM, 206624 bytes, A
       Adds the file updateBrowseFox.InstallState"="2/28/2015 11:08 AM, 5012 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
       Adds the file chrome-extension_ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll_0.localstorage"="2/28/2015 11:08 AM, 3072 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="8/30/2013 3:57 AM, 7979 bytes, A

Registry details  
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "4ECA3BD4-42D4-4976-9F99-12867F0A568B"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "449C1E25-5E1E-4DF0-B182-AB05AF94A4B2"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "30"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "BrowseFox"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxbho.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{006232f7-dbd6-4631-84e8-66ea161b43c4}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BB9817CA-9B43-41EB-8706-44847957338D}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IBrowseFoxBHO"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BB9817CA-9B43-41EB-8706-44847957338D}\ProxyStubClsid]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BB9817CA-9B43-41EB-8706-44847957338D}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BB9817CA-9B43-41EB-8706-44847957338D}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{006232F7-DBD6-4631-84E8-66EA161B43C4}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{006232F7-DBD6-4631-84E8-66EA161B43C4}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "BrowseFoxIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{006232F7-DBD6-4631-84E8-66EA161B43C4}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxbho.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{006232F7-DBD6-4631-84E8-66EA161B43C4}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{006232F7-DBD6-4631-84E8-66EA161B43C4}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll]
       "path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll.crx"
       "version"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "BrowseFox"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BrowseFox]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFox.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "BrowseFox 3.0.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "3.0.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 806
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Browse Fox"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxuninstall.exe /S"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxuninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://browsefox.com/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://browsefox.com"
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 3
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update BrowseFox]
       "EventMessageFile"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\EventLogMessages.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update BrowseFox]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Update BrowseFox"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, ......................
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.exe""
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BrowseFox]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "2015-02-28 11:08:48"
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_BrowseFox"
       "is"="REG_SZ", "def_BrowseFox"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BrowseFox\Chrome]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "AA21012D-4960-4608-BFB0-590CB80789A7"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BrowseFox\Firefox]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "52CFEFA8-D454-41A4-8DF9-2CC1A72E20F4"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BrowseFox\Internet Explorer]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "884E1DC7-FAB7-4728-8562-4063AAF9D914"


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 2/28/2015
Scan Time: 11:16:24 AM
Logfile: mbamBrowsefox.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2015.02.28.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.25.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Malwarebytes

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 294817
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 40 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.exe, 3096, Delete-on-Reboot, [567c998aa5e5cd6910e7c4b945bca65a]

Modules: 1
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFox.Common.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 

Registry Keys: 11
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\Update BrowseFox, Quarantined, [567c998aa5e5cd6910e7c4b945bca65a], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{006232f7-dbd6-4631-84e8-66ea161b43c4}, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{BB9817CA-9B43-41EB-8706-44847957338D}, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{B9507101-E464-4B3B-A4CB-291AAEDD94F2}, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{B9507101-E464-4B3B-A4CB-291AAEDD94F2}, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{B9507101-E464-4B3B-A4CB-291AAEDD94F2}, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{B9507101-E464-4B3B-A4CB-291AAEDD94F2}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [e9e9f0332169db5bce0357f525de60a0], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\BrowseFox, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll, Quarantined, [8d4529fa08829b9b5dad120d37ceb947], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox, Delete-on-Reboot, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll, Quarantined, [b51dae750981a591cdf20e64f60db64a], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll\1.0.0_0, Quarantined, [b51dae750981a591cdf20e64f60db64a], 

Files: 15
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [567c998aa5e5cd6910e7c4b945bca65a], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxBHO.dll, Quarantined, [14be29fa8406f83e4d4b86b201004fb1], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\installer.exe, Quarantined, [d5fdd84b573382b495031e1af908d927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [daf8b76c92f8dd5975468e509073e917], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFox.ico, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFox.Common.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\BrowseFoxUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll.crx, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\sqlite3.exe, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\updateBrowseFox.InstallState, Quarantined, [d5fddc47583211251ce9b264a95cd927], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll\1.0.0_0\background.js, Quarantined, [b51dae750981a591cdf20e64f60db64a], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll\1.0.0_0\content.js, Quarantined, [b51dae750981a591cdf20e64f60db64a], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll\1.0.0_0\icon.png, Quarantined, [b51dae750981a591cdf20e64f60db64a], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ppdjnkblmcjfnlogjjhpigpdgpcgdpll\1.0.0_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [b51dae750981a591cdf20e64f60db64a], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.
  • 0

Advertisements





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

featured
Malware Removal How to Guides Windows 7 System Building Download Files Register welcome

Never used a forum? Learn how.