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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Browser Hero

Command or file name:BrowserHero.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Browser Hero - is a browser extension, that may be embedded into many known internet browser, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. Creators of this software say that Browser Hero helps user with browsing by adding different features to browser. However, it is considered as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), because of showing a big amount of commercials on websites. Don’t keep Browser Hero on PC, get rid of it as soon as possible.


Browser Hero intrusion method

Browser Hero

Browser Hero installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Browser Hero). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Browser Hero copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is BrowserHero.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name Browser Hero and value BrowserHero.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name BrowserHero.dll or Browser Hero. Also, it can create folder with name Browser Hero under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Browser Hero, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Browser Hero from your browsers below.


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  • Removes all files created by Browser Hero.
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How to remove Browser Hero manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Browser Hero, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Browser Hero.

To get rid of Browser Hero, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • BrowserHero.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Browser Hero
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Browser Hero
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Browser Hero
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Browser Hero
  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Browser Hero
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Browser Hero
  • %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Browser Hero
  • %PROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Browser Hero
  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Browser Hero

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Browser Hero
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{EF3F28EE-D08E-40C6-8778-BF30E0C60793}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Browser Hero

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Browser Hero related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Browser Hero entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Browser Hero won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Browser Hero under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Browser Hero or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Browser Hero
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Browser Hero related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Browser Hero related extensions from your browsers

Browser Hero in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Browser Hero. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Browser Hero or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Browser Hero removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Browser Hero and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Browser Hero removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Browser Hero.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Browser Hero are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Browser Hero.


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