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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is browse pulse?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that browse pulse 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 browse pulse?

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

warning4.png

and this warning during install:

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and these browser extensions/add-ons:

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How did browse pulse get on my computer?

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

How do I remove browse pulse?

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 browse pulse?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes browse pulse completely.
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 browse pulse hijacker. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

O2 - BHO: browse pulse - {6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306} - C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions\6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306.dll
Possible signs in a FRST log:

 BHO: browse pulse -> {6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306} -> C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions\6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306.dll [2015-03-26] ()
 FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\[email protected]ad184bd23.com [Not Found]
 FF Extension: browse pulse - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\Extensions\[email protected] [2015-03-27]
 () C:\Program Files\browse pulse
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\browse pulse
       Adds the file 7za.exe"="3/25/2015 12:08 AM, 536064 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstaller.exe"="3/27/2015 4:36 AM, 311592 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions
       Adds the file 6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306.dll"="3/26/2015 4:50 AM, 145648 bytes, A
       Adds the file [email protected]"="3/26/2015 5:25 AM, 6410 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="3/26/2015 5:25 AM, 6410 bytes, A

Registry details  
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\browsepulse]
       "cg"="REG_SZ", "4f84bd7f-a9d0-40db-9100-4280a339b1ae"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "browse pulse"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions\6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{df7cb9f3-db15-483d-be1f-13d1ec0c3fb0}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "sg"="REG_SZ", "61B88C51-91FE-4388-BC8C-8FBFC9557676"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E104B9E4-01BA-4AAF-9957-6A525CC5451A}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "B1DC86A6-818A-40DE-B5AD-5C945840E454"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "4f84bd7f-a9d0-40db-9100-4280a339b1ae"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7292DF65-697D-402E-9AD8-F62E158F0467}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IbrowsepulseBHO"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7292DF65-697D-402E-9AD8-F62E158F0467}\ProxyStubClsid]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7292DF65-697D-402E-9AD8-F62E158F0467}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7292DF65-697D-402E-9AD8-F62E158F0467}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{DF7CB9F3-DB15-483D-BE1F-13D1EC0C3FB0}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DF7CB9F3-DB15-483D-BE1F-13D1EC0C3FB0}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "browsepulseIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DF7CB9F3-DB15-483D-BE1F-13D1EC0C3FB0}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions\6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DF7CB9F3-DB15-483D-BE1F-13D1EC0C3FB0}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DF7CB9F3-DB15-483D-BE1F-13D1EC0C3FB0}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "browse pulse"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\browse pulse]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\browse pulse\uninstaller.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "browse pulse"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5563.37087"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 976
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150327"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\browse pulse"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "browse pulse"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\browse pulse\uninstaller.exe""
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\browse pulse\uninstaller.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.browsepulse.net/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://www.browsepulse.net"


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 3/27/2015
Scan Time: 11:49:10 AM
Logfile: mbamBrowsePulse.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.0.1004
Malware Database: v2015.03.27.04
Rootkit Database: v2015.03.26.01
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: 297967
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 19 sec

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

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 9
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306}, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{df7cb9f3-db15-483d-be1f-13d1ec0c3fb0}, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{7292DF65-697D-402E-9AD8-F62E158F0467}, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{6DB6DE7F-F4A2-4479-902D-9E7B7AD55306}, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{6DB6DE7F-F4A2-4479-902D-9E7B7AD55306}, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{6DB6DE7F-F4A2-4479-902D-9E7B7AD55306}, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{6DB6DE7F-F4A2-4479-902D-9E7B7AD55306}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\browse pulse, Quarantined, [3f4184c659312c0ac2a90032e81e827e], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\browsepulse, Quarantined, [a9d72723e7a349edc5239221f3107d83], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Program Files\browse pulse, Quarantined, [c5bb301afe8c6bcb536d882b36cdee12], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions, Quarantined, [c5bb301afe8c6bcb536d882b36cdee12], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\browse pulse, Quarantined, [c5bb6edc0f7b3cfa873a6c4748bbd42c], 

Files: 6
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions\6db6de7f-f4a2-4479-902d-9e7b7ad55306.dll, Quarantined, [afd10149cbbf9f97fe6d7cb6ae58ea16], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\(New)BrowserPulse.exe, Quarantined, [aad6b4963456d75fb0bb5cd6ae58bd43], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Uninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [3f4184c659312c0ac2a90032e81e827e], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [cab6a2a8424895a1a93e2e85cd36f40c], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Program Files\browse pulse\7za.exe, Quarantined, [c5bb301afe8c6bcb536d882b36cdee12], 
PUP.Optional.BrowsePulse.A, C:\Program Files\browse pulse\Extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [c5bb301afe8c6bcb536d882b36cdee12], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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