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What is BrowseExtension?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that BrowseExtension is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

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

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

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and this warning during install:

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and this type of advertisements opening in your default browser:

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How did BrowseExtension get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove BrowseExtension?

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 BrowseExtension?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes BrowseExtension 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 adware application.

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

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Technical details for experts

You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [browext1_en_014040263] => C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe [3992752 2016-03-10] ()
 HKLM-x32\...\RunOnce: [upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe [3156144 2016-03-10] ()
 C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263
 ( ) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup_browext1_en.exe

browseextension 000.014040263 (HKLM-x32\...\browext1_en_014040263_is1) (Version:  - ) <==== ATTENTION
Setup (HKLM-x32\...\{7ADF667E-E14D-4D2C-827C-B0108F0D93BC}) (Version:  - ) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263
       Adds the file browext1_en_014040263.exe"="3/10/2016 9:02 AM, 3992752 bytes, A
       Adds the file predm.exe"="3/10/2016 8:47 AM, 611739 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="3/14/2016 8:14 AM, 126957 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="3/14/2016 8:14 AM, 771760 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263
       Adds the file upbrowext1_en_014040263.cyl"="3/14/2016 8:14 AM, 440 bytes, A
       Adds the file upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe"="3/10/2016 9:02 AM, 3156144 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263\1.20
       Adds the file cnf.cyl"="3/14/2016 8:14 AM, 131 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Programs\Common

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\BROWSEEXTENSION\browext1_en_014040263]
       "PathInstall"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\{94ebd7b5-82ae-449t-b679-3d04078ed154}}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "browext1_en_014040263"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
       "upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe -runonce"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\browext1_en_014040263_is1]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "browseextension 000.014040263"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 4252
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://en.browseextension.com"
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "(Default)"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.4 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20160314"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\unins000.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://en.browseextension.com"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://en.browseextension.com"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Tutorials]
       "HostGUID"="REG_SZ", "DD2513C7-7BD0-4A05-AC97-427ACED31225"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft]
       "Tinstalls"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\{94ebd7b5-82ae-449t-b679-3d04078ed154}}]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Tinstalls]
       "20160314"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tutorials\updatetutorialeshp]
       "MainDir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263"
       "version"="REG_SZ", "browext1_en_014040263"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tutorials\updatetutorialshp]
       "MainDir"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tutorials\updv]
       "version"="REG_SZ", "16.03.10"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TutoTag]
       "AgenceInstalledYet"="REG_SZ", "true"
       "OnceInstalled"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "OnceInstalled2"="REG_SZ", "en"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\{94ebd7b5-82ae-449t-b679-3d04078ed154}}]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 3/14/2016
Scan Time: 8:32 AM
Logfile: mbamBrowExt.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1024
Malware Database: v2016.03.14.02
Rootkit Database: v2016.03.12.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 370140
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 30 sec

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

Processes: 4
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe, 3076, Delete-on-Reboot, [3f6b7d0a475286b07dbc676a90718f71]
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe, 3404, Delete-on-Reboot, [7d2d1b6c2277be7822cddfb454ad3bc5]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe, 3404, Delete-on-Reboot, [6e3ccabd1980c57102455532739158a8]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe, 3076, Delete-on-Reboot, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 11
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{8FF10FED-2F0A-4F7F-BE87-B04F1DCD4319}, Quarantined, [c0ea99ee237602349f4a9338c1414cb4], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{8FF10FED-2F0A-4F7F-BE87-B04F1DCD4319}, Quarantined, [c0ea99ee237602349f4a9338c1414cb4], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\BROWSEEXTENSION, Quarantined, [6a40761129700036c482ee99a65e13ed], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\browext1_en_014040263_is1, Quarantined, [b5f59deaedac64d2c68372150ef6fd03], 
PUP.Optional.MySearch123, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{7ADF667E-E14D-4D2C-827C-B0108F0D93BC}, Quarantined, [4f5b71161089eb4b4ffdbbb0f70d9070], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\TUTORIALS, Quarantined, [b2f88afdaeebb5818d05d15ca65eee12], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TutoTag, Quarantined, [6b3fcfb8cdcc86b0692571bc887ce818], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\OTUT, Quarantined, [9119d4b32970f145e984cbba5ba9748c], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TUTORIALS\updatetutorialeshp, Quarantined, [9a10b6d17c1def470d7ed25bfd079769], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TUTORIALS\updatetutorialshp, Quarantined, [901af493aaef989e6329b776c83ced13], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TUTORIALS\updv, Quarantined, [c7e3a5e2e6b371c5c5c8f6372ed632ce], 

Registry Values: 7
Adware.EoRezo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE|upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe -runonce, Quarantined, [3f6b7d0a475286b07dbc676a90718f71]
Adware.EoRezo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|browext1_en_014040263, "C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe", Quarantined, [7d2d1b6c2277be7822cddfb454ad3bc5]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|browext1_en_014040263, "C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe", Quarantined, [6e3ccabd1980c57102455532739158a8]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\TUTORIALS|HostGUID, DD2513C7-7BD0-4A05-AC97-427ACED31225, Quarantined, [b2f88afdaeebb5818d05d15ca65eee12]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\OTUT|product, tutoproduct, Quarantined, [9119d4b32970f145e984cbba5ba9748c]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\OTUT|partner, tuto, Quarantined, [b5f522650a8f76c0d69789fcb94b51af]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE|upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe -runonce, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 5
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263, Delete-on-Reboot, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263\1.20, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\Download, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263, Delete-on-Reboot, [bceec3c4d5c43501ec0446cb4cb7e21e], 

Files: 16
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [3f6b7d0a475286b07dbc676a90718f71], 
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [7d2d1b6c2277be7822cddfb454ad3bc5], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup_browext1_en.exe, Quarantined, [7a304542762380b65f0ee92059a917e9], 
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\predm.exe, Quarantined, [05a52b5c8415d561ba5b0456d62a8977], 
Adware.EoRezo.Gen, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\Download\setup_rec_nl_224.exe, Quarantined, [f7b32e5936638ea855144f9219e817e9], 
PUP.Optional.SpaceSoundPro, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\Download\wizzupdater.exe, Quarantined, [93176b1cdebb0c2a7c47cf2714ede41c], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [6e3ccabd1980c57102455532739158a8], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.cyl, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\upbrowext1_en_014040263.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\user_profil.cyp, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263\1.20\cnf.cyl, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\browext1_en_014040263\1.20\eorezo.cyl, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\browext1_en_014040263\Download\setup_rec_nl_224.exe, Quarantined, [efbb47400297e74f0ae5dc3540c356aa], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\predm.exe, Quarantined, [bceec3c4d5c43501ec0446cb4cb7e21e], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [bceec3c4d5c43501ec0446cb4cb7e21e], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\browext1_en_014040263\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [bceec3c4d5c43501ec0446cb4cb7e21e], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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