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Browse Camo

Posted: October 28, 2014

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 129
First Seen: October 28, 2014
Last Seen: August 11, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Browse Camo is detected as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). In general, Potentially Unwanted Programs are distributed using various marketing techniques such as bogus e-mail campaigns or bundling, for example. The most common way to get a PUP installed on your machine is when a user downloads free software from webpages that promote bundled custom installers. This adware-related application installs a Browser Helper Object that is created to generate intrusive commercial advertisements. Adware such as Browse Camo may collect your browsing habits and history in order to display ads that are relevant to your personal preferences. It is also possible that Browse Camo may switch your browsers' default search engine and homepage.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{f4713602-d345-4628-b203-9a3c8c0ea9d7}SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update Browse CamoSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util Browse CamoSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Browse CamoSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Util Browse CamoSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update Browse CamoSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Util Browse Camo

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Browse Camo%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Browse Camo%Temp%\Browse Camo