Part of the Yontoo adware component, a web browser plugin that injects unwanted ads in the browser. The application utilbrowsefox.exe by Browse Fox has been detected as adware by 5 anti-malware scanners. It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Update BrowseFox”. This file is typically installed with the program BrowseFox 3.0.0 by Yontoo Technology, Inc. which is a potentially unwanted software program. It will plug into the web browser and display context-based advertisements by overwriting existing ads or by inserting new ones on various web pages.
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Injects advertising in the web browser in various formats.
5/5/2016 9:23:00 AM UTC (today)
109.3 KB (111,904 bytes)
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
7/30/2013 2:00:00 AM
7/31/2014 1:59:59 AM
CN=Browse Fox, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Browse Fox, L=Santa Monica, S=California, C=US
2/25/2014 12:23:53 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
100.5 KB (102,912 bytes)
The file utilbrowsefox.exe has been discovered within the following program.
This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.
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