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Posted: March 27, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 4,994
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 2,035
First Seen: March 27, 2014
Last Seen: October 8, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

KingBrowse is adware that may show disturbing pop-up advertisements, messages and banners including various deals and offers when computer users are using the well-known search service websites. KingBrowse may embed pop-up ads, messages and banners in search results of any genuine search provider and a variety of other websites that may be created for commercial intentions. Websites associated with KingBrowse may be produced to possibly generate advertising income from clicks on pop-up ads and raised web traffic. KingBrowse may integrate itself as a plug-in or add-on in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and as a browser extension in Google Chrome. In the Internet Explorer Web browser, KingBrowse may also run as a process and a Browser Helper Object (BHO).

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%PROGRAMFILES%\KingBrowse\updateKingBrowse.exe File name: updateKingBrowse.exe
Size: 350.49 KB (350496 bytes)
MD5: ddc7181234a589853e130e8cb812ab3d
Detection count: 83
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\KingBrowse\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 24, 2014
%PROGRAMFILES%\KingBrowse\KingBrowse.FirstRun.exe File name: KingBrowse.FirstRun.exe
Size: 1.12 MB (1121568 bytes)
MD5: d736f80df3c413750e3085b562c9ed7c
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\KingBrowse\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 24, 2014

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Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CLSID{2A55F1F3-5240-489B-B4CA-1B4FCFA22D7A}{74B203BC-A913-4FCD-A659-F4404C1E1C70}{a5915ec9-2613-45fc-931c-229a142d396c}{AC9F8055-F1D1-4B8E-B084-8B589FCA7981}Directory%PROGRAMFILES%\KingBrowse%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\KingBrowse%TEMP%\KingBrowseHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\KingBrowseSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateKingBrowse_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateKingBrowse_RASMANCSSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A5915EC9-2613-45FC-931C-229A142D396C}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{F7B841C2-39C5-4B60-93C3-1C7A31D21F30}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A5915EC9-2613-45FC-931C-229A142D396C}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{F7B841C2-39C5-4B60-93C3-1C7A31D21F30}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\KingBrowseSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\updateKingBrowse_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\updateKingBrowse_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{a5915ec9-2613-45fc-931c-229a142d396c}SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Update KingBrowseSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update KingBrowseSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\Update KingBrowseSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update KingBrowseSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update KingBrowseSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update KingBrowseHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}KingBrowse