Hijacker . BrowserWise (Summary)
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Hijacker . BrowserWise (Summary)

Software Name: BrowserWise
Company Name: BrowserWise Inc
Product Name: BrowserWise
Classification: Hijacker
Website: http://www.browserwise.com

Brief:
Hijacks browser homepage, adds items to favorites list, installs a broswer toolbar and displays pop-up ads.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Hijacker.BrowserWise components are listed below. The list is compiled as a reference. The list might not be complete and it doesn't represent instructions for manual removal. We DO NOT recommend manual removal. Incorrect removal of certain software might make your computer unstable or even unusable.
Removal of adware component might affect the related ad-supported software.

If you suspect that you have an unwanted instance of BrowserWise installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

BrowserWise might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Browser

BrowserWise might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Banking.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Blackjack.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Business.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Careers.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Credit Cards.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Finance.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Insurance.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Office.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Business\Printing.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Auction.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Computer Stores.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Dedicated Server.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Domain Names.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Hardware.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Laptops.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Software.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Web Design.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Computers\Web Hosting.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Classifieds.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Education.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Free Email.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Free Homepage.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Free Services.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Homework.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\School Essays.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Cool Stuff\Services.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Entertainment\B2B.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Entertainment\Cars.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Entertainment\Entertainment.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Chips.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Computer Games.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Craps.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Multi Player.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Online Casinos.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Poker.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Roulette.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Slots.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Gaming\Sports Book.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Accessories.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Art.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Astrology.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Books.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Community.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Ebooks.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Health and Beauty.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Home and Garden.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Kids.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Magazines.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Match Making.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Pets.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Self Help.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Wine.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Lifestyle\Women.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Aparrel.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Cards.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Electronics.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Flowers.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Gifts.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Jewelry.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Retail Products.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Shoes.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Shopping.url

  • %FAVORITES%\Shopping\Toys.url

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\BrowserToolbarLoader.inf

  • %WINDOWS%\Temp\BrowserToolbarInstaller.exe

BrowserWise is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

n/a

BrowserWise might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2662BDD7-05D6-408F-B241-FF98FACE6054}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{57E69D5A-6539-4d7d-9637-775DE8A385B4}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6E6DD93E-1FC3-4F43-8AFB-1B7B90C9D3EB}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{1A8B567B-BD3F-44A1-8B94-F50D37A1914E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{3A021D2F-5F75-47F5-9BAB-A137E1FB015F}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{D686DB39-659A-491A-A35C-60B99495C16E}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{43732063-1BDA-45A0-BBEE-13E014CB4041}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{909E0059-F545-42DE-9D2C-CC4A3E336EC3}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{C6C2871F-7467-4A35-90FA-9E9894BC1916}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\XTSearch.XTSearchHook*

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\XTUpdate.XT*

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\XupiterToolbar.Band*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{A27CFCAE-9351-4D74-BFFC-21EB19693D8C}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2662BDD7-05D6-408F-B241-FF98FACE6054}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Xupiter

BrowserWise might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar|{57E69D5A-6539-4d7d-9637-775DE8A385B4}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|XupiterStartup

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|XupiterCfgLoader

BrowserWise might create registry values with following data:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search|*|http://www.browserwise*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|http://www.browserwise*

BrowserWise might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

n/a

 

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