Mustang Browser

Posted: August 19, 2015
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs 1,094

Mustang Browser Description

Although the initial impressions of the users about Mustang Browser are sometimes positive, the experts have all the necessary reasons to classify it as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). This separate web client can easily deceive the people that it will improve their overall online experience. In the list of the offered features, the PC users may notice a faster loading speed, an integrated ad-blocking mechanism and even a real-time shield against cyber threats. It is only after the people agree to install Mustang Browser that they understand most of the promised services are absent. This application, which is created on the popular Chromium platform, inserts too many annoying advertisements to the websites. These commercial materials are there for one simple reason – to generate revenues for the developers of this PUP. Instead of blocking the page-based ads, Mustang Browser merely replaces them with banners, pop-ups and videos that lead to partner sites. The problems with these commercial materials can be divided into two main categories. First, they may cause great annoyance as they appear consistently wherever you go. Second, they may take you to some parts of the web you don't want to visit – for example, malicious or fraudulent pages. Ironically, the presence of the marketing content makes the operating speed of Mustang Browser way slower than the one of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Since the PUP isn't able to enhance your surfing experience, there is no reason to keep it on your PC.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Registry keySoftware\Classes\MustangHTMSOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Mustang BrowserSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\MustangBrowserUpdateCoreSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\MustangBrowserUpdateUASoftware\Mustang BrowserSoftware\Rafotech\MustangSOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications\Mustang BrowserSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Mustang BrowserSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Rafotech\MustangSOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\RegisteredApplications\Mustang BrowserRegexp file mask%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\MustangBrowserUpdateCore%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\MustangBrowserUpdateUADirectory%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Mustang Browser%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Mustang Browser%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mustang Browser%PROGRAMFILES%\Mustang Browser%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mustang Browser

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