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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

BrowseBurst

BrowseBurst is an adware application that may cause a variety of computer security issues. It gets installed on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox as a browser add-on and then it starts collecting personally non-identifiable data. It does not pose a direct threat, but you should remove BrowseBurst from your computer, because adware applications are often exploited in various marketing and malware distribution schemes. You most probably will need to remove other potentially unwanted applications from your computer, because the likes of BrowseBurst seldom come alone.

Despite the fact that you can read up more on BrowseBurst at browseburst.com the main homepage does not offer a direct download function, and based on our security research, BrowseBurst always arrives bundles with various installers and downloaders. It is very common among SuperWeb LLC applications, and other programs such as Cling Clang, Rock Turner Ads or Xaven are also known to be distributed that way. In other words, BrowseBurst does not differ much from its predecessors and we can expect the same behavior from it as well. The particular sample of BrowseBurst that we researched was attached to Soft32 Downloader.

Disregarding the actual download method, once BrowseBurst gets installed, it will collect the aforementioned personally non-identifiable data in order to create your web profile. Then the application will display a variety of relevant commercial ads whenever you access online shopping malls, such as eBay, Amazon or BestBuy. The list of online shops BrowseBurst is compatible with is quite extensive, so if you want to avoid annoying pop-ups and other potentially unwanted content, you ought to terminate BrowseBurst immediately.

Luckily, this application can be uninstalled through Control Panel, and at the same time you can remove all the other programs that might have been installed together with BrowseBurst. If you do not know which programs should be removed from your computer, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner.

You may think that BrowseBurst is not dangerous and it cannot cause any problem, but such applications are often exploited in malicious scams to generate financial revenue or even distribute malware. Naturally, BrowseBurst does not infect you with malware directly, but having an adware application on your computer can make your system vulnerable to outside threats, and you should not risk that.

At the same time, you should not click the pop-ups if you do not know where they will redirect you to. Exercise safe online surfing to avoid any potential threats, and if you need any further information on BrowseBurst or its removal, please do not hesitate to leave a comment in the box below.

Manual BrowseBurst Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove BrowseBurst.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove BrowseBurst.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall BrowseBurst.
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How to manually remove BrowseBurst

Files associated with BrowseBurst infection:

BrowseBurst.PurBrowse.exe
FilterApp_C64.exe
updater.exe
BrowseBurst.BrowserAdapter.exe
utilBrowseBurst.exe
BrowseBurst.PurBrowse64.exe
FilterApp_C.exe

BrowseBurst processes to kill:

BrowseBurst.BrowserAdapter.exe
FilterApp_C.exe
updater.exe
BrowseBurst.PurBrowse64.exe
FilterApp_C64.exe
utilBrowseBurst.exe
BrowseBurst.PurBrowse.exe
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