By Bandoo Media (Signed)

Remove browserconnection.dll
Warning 24 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of browserconnection.dll.


There are 15 versions of browserconnection.dll in the wild, the latest version being . It is integrated as a plugin to Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object, often without any obvious user interface, and will load for each instance of IE. The average file size is about 91.35 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Bandoo Media by Thawte. The programs Searchqu Toolbar, Windows Searchqu Toolbar and SearchCore for Browsers have been observed as installing specific variations of browserconnection.dll.

What is browserconnection.dll?

Searchqu Toolbar is a browser add-on which adds various shortcuts and other buttons to your Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome. Some PC users may find such shortcuts useful but Searchqu Toolbar can be categorized as an unwanted program because it's deceptive ways of installation and not full uninstall procedures. When installed on your PC this toolbar by default will change your homepage to

About browserconnection.dll (from Bandoo Media)

Windows Searchqu Toolbar is an Internet browser toolbar that offers helpful search suggestions as the user types keywords into the search box. Additionally, it catches misspelled words and suggests a


File name:browserconnection.dll
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows searchqu toolbar\datamngr\browserconnection.dll
Issued to:Bandoo Media
Authority (CA):Thawte
Expiration date:Saturday, February 23, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of browserconnection.dll.)
Bandoo Media Inc
  83% remove
The Searchqu Toolbar is a Bandoo powered toolbar (by Bandoo Media Inc) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. Searchqu collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this informat...
Bandoo Media Inc
  88% remove
Windows Searchqu Toolbar is an ad-supported program installed into Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The programs collects and stores information about web browsing habits and sends this informat...
Bandoo Media Inc
  79% remove
This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free iLivid software. Windows iLivid Toolbar by Bandoo for Intenet Explorer collects and stores information about your web browsing habit...
Bandoo Media Inc
  87% remove
Bandoo SearchCore for Browsers is a search supported web browser plugin for MSN messenger, Gmail, Facebook and some other popular instant messaging applications and web services designed to enriche ch...
iMesh Inc.
24% remove
iMesh is a media and file sharing client that's available in 9 languages. It uses a proprietary, centralized, P2P network (IM2Net) operating on ports 80, 443 and 1863. iMesh operates the first "RIAA-a...
iMesh Inc.
  73% remove
Visicom MediaBar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and...
Musiclab, LLC
29% remove
BearShare is a peer-to-peer file sharing application originally created by Free Peers, Inc. for Microsoft Windows and also a rebranded version of iMesh by MusicLab, LLC, tightly integrated with their ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of browserconnection.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects'
  • BHO CLSID: {C1ED9DA0-AFD0-4b90-AC6A-D3874F591014}
  • BHO CLSID: {9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0}

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 24 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL Backdoor/Win32.Rbot 5f17bbbc7119d78eefd2ab176088cd74
Antiy Labs AVL Backdoor/Win32.Rbot 0fa931b03e5594df63a452ea6b8c222f
Antiy Labs AVL Backdoor/Win32.Rbot 3223aeee8666585db01709985314ef69
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 4493c872b0a2134a9a87ece7291eba66
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 e3abc47a65196757fa54d027f9977c89
Dr.Web Adware.Bandoo.4 ac15fb11abc82a81595bf6ef963bbd4c
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 eb9f0e627b642b53b096aeae77517a63
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 d97875e8835d5b737a19da121f1181dc
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 3223aeee8666585db01709985314ef69
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 5f17bbbc7119d78eefd2ab176088cd74
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358 0fa931b03e5594df63a452ea6b8c222f
ESET NOD32 7.7320 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite c94bc366e77db5d37462855ac37bbc74
ESET NOD32 8.9288 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.H 3223aeee8666585db01709985314ef69
K7 AntiVirus 9.160.8211 Trojan 1fc7a8b2217a276bda5a2471df3a1e65
K7 AntiVirus 9.156.8084 Trojan 4493c872b0a2134a9a87ece7291eba66
K7 AntiVirus 9.164.8447 Adware e3abc47a65196757fa54d027f9977c89
K7 AntiVirus 9.155.7968 Trojan c7eda3ef32c4a54ac40b053a86b5f2ae
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Monder.ct.(kcloud) 5f17bbbc7119d78eefd2ab176088cd74
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Monder.ct.(kcloud) 3223aeee8666585db01709985314ef69
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Searcher.bskiwt 5f17bbbc7119d78eefd2ab176088cd74
NOD32 6944 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite 3588515bc10bae06b39009ac1497b34d
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1221 4493c872b0a2134a9a87ece7291eba66
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0109 3223aeee8666585db01709985314ef69
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Monder.axo eb9f0e627b642b53b096aeae77517a63

VersionsAll file variations of browserconnection.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
1fc7a8b2217a276bda5a2471df3a1e65 54177d28adf11a5b904ab1aa247343877886e30b 86.93 KB
4493c872b0a2134a9a87ece7291eba66 2a657220d4a66e0dc2fe184f6db4bce5c60776df 86.93 KB
e3abc47a65196757fa54d027f9977c89 3e4001f0993649eecf65a88b6a7b881b8cfb31fa 86.93 KB
b184062dcf0f89d3b3c0e38edc7e33b8 f91f69b80ec225d5dd2d39995efbdf23c26fae11 86.93 KB
3588515bc10bae06b39009ac1497b34d 16022070cf75515a94d82d3b8dd4bb8f2e54edb3 98.9 KB
ac15fb11abc82a81595bf6ef963bbd4c ae95bc239146c02b5b5e2ad66c9307322337fa55 115.4 KB
80e5809281d3a8558d61c0213213f2c6 218b9ec7a2afbabc5f9fb3e6640913e3679607ca 86.93 KB
eb9f0e627b642b53b096aeae77517a63 1bb673b6a6ae43e7dc633a7efdbad6a9c3a11bc8 86.93 KB
c94bc366e77db5d37462855ac37bbc74 442ecf335dfa1ca83e6df4fe0d2f3de2bbf186b0 98.9 KB
55746f24a75c0fb88e83b635c08d6968 638b4779c8a15de0351acfcd7223778e3cabbe19 98.9 KB
d97875e8835d5b737a19da121f1181dc 8374fe1a71d7a96842290beb20a492212fddac21 87.51 KB
c7eda3ef32c4a54ac40b053a86b5f2ae 722df0ca4d7891eca14ddde1999c29451bdc0982 86.93 KB
3223aeee8666585db01709985314ef69 35b91359601850759fe50dce27b038418d33e80e 87.37 KB
5f17bbbc7119d78eefd2ab176088cd74 b86918d4c337be6932079d5645d045e6bc341636 87.37 KB
0fa931b03e5594df63a452ea6b8c222f a1af264931ec92bf3175733e0ffa32e38c7d48b2 87.37 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate N 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.17%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 59.09% of browserconnection.dll.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 60.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
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