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Fusion Browser

Posted: August 3, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 17,199
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 501
First Seen: August 6, 2015
Last Seen: August 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Fusion Browser is a Chromium-based web browser that, according to its authors, provides the user with quick access to a broad range of helpful features such as integrated media players, VPN compatibility, weather forecasts, and other interesting tools that are not present in most popular web browsers. Although Fusion Browser may seem as a great way to slightly enhance your browsing experience, there are negative things to be said about this software. Security experts classify Fusion Browser as a potentially unwanted program because it may exhibit suspicious behavior that may include but is not limited to:

  • Stealth installation.
  • Displaying ads and pop-ups.
  • Tracking Internet usage and web browsing habits
  • Unwanted installation of 3rd-party apps and extension

While these actions aren't malicious, they may make you think twice about installing Fusion Browser. The helpful features aren't that special, and reputable web browsers like Chrome and Firefox can also utilize them with the installation of a couple of legitimate web browser extensions. The installation of Fusion Browser may be accompanied by potentially unwanted system modifications:

  • Fusion Browser may be set as the default web browser choice.
  • A desktop toolbar may be installed.
  • The browser may set-up custom web page redirects, therefore sending the user to websites that they didn't intend to visit.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

FusionBrowser_Setup.exe File name: FusionBrowser_Setup.exe
Size: 52.51 MB (52518128 bytes)
MD5: eac97d9a50c4c68321395f15074586d2
Detection count: 58
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 29, 2015

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\FusionBrowserSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\FusionBrowserSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Fusion Browser Startup ServiceSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Fusion Browser Startup ServiceHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{84A45CC4-5BE9-4EA9-9AD5-EEEC9F534F0D}_is1

Additional Information

The following directories were created: