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Windows 7: What is run_bobby_browser

22 Mar 2015   #1
valleyJim

Win7 Pro SP1
 
 
What is run_bobby_browser

I hope that this is a quick question and someone has the answer.

I was doing some house keeping in Ccleaner and in the startup section I saw run_bobby_browser.

I have been trying to find out what the hell this is with no luck. Does anyone know what this is and if it is needed?

Thanks in advance!
Jim


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23 Mar 2015   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Seems like its some sort of adware named BoBrowser

BoBrowser - Should I Remove It?

From the link:
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Behaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • bobrowser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run_Bobby_Browser' (runs on registration).
Here is a link to help get rid of it
How to remove BoBrowser (Easy Removal Guide)
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23 Mar 2015   #3
valleyJim

Win7 Pro SP1
 
 

I saw that but wasn't sure if that was the same thing.....

Thanks a lot Gator!

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23 Mar 2015   #4
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

You're welcome let us know if anything happens while running those programs. If they find a lot of malware, upload the log files here and I'll take a look.

Also, after finishing the steps in the removal link, download and install Autoruns
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...or=-2147217396

Extract Autoruns.exe to your Desktop, Right-click then select "Run As Administrator", After it finishes populating, delete all Yellow entries found and if you see anything left over from BoBrowser.
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