What is BrowseFox?

BrowseFox is a browser add-on, which is developed by cyber crooks. It may be built into many internet browsers, such Google Chrome, Internet Explorer. It downloads and displays different commercials, like banners, pop-ups, in-text links, on webpages that user visits. This is why BrowseFox is classified as potentially unwanted software. It is not only annoying application, furthermore, its commercials may redirect user to malicious and unwanted websites. We highly recommend you to remove BrowseFox from computer.

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How BrowseFox gets on your PC?

Many adware can be downloaded and installed via different methods. But most exploitable method is bundling. Bundling – is a method, where malware is bound to a freeware or shareware and get installed with or without user’s knowledge. To avoid this, you should be careful at all steps in the program of installation, inspect different options, like Custom/Advanced installation settings. So you can disable setup of unwanted programs. Don’t download free software and games from unknown and suspicious sources.

How to remove BrowseFox from your computer?

To uninstall BrowseFox remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have BrowseFox in their database. You can try to use them for removing BrowseFox.

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as BrowseFox.


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You can try both of these products to remove BrowseFox

Or uninstall BrowseFox manually.

Step 1: Remove BrowseFox from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find BrowseFox.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find BrowseFox and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find BrowseFox, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate BrowseFox and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove BrowseFox from your browser.

Step 2: Remove BrowseFox from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find BrowseFox.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose BrowseFox.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable BrowseFox.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of BrowseFox:

Remove following regitry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b9507101-e464-4b3b-a4cb-291aaedd94f2}

Remove following files:


Remove following folders

C:\Program Files\BrowseFox\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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