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Kudos0

shpr.co - Burrowsye2save - BrowseToSave

Hi,

Recently I noticed my firefox browser kept connecting to "shpr.co" with every page load.  This slowed loading time a lot.  Googling shows others had it too.  I found a "Burrowsye2save" firefox extension installed without my knowledge.  It showed up in my start menu and under programs & features of control panel.  I had to remove the extension and uninstall it to get rid of connecting to shpr.co.

Dwelling into its folder, was a settings.ini, which stated it as "BrowseToSave".  Googling brought me to this community topic

which says it is ad malware.

Though I did not see any manifestation of the malware showing unwanted ads, connecting to a mysterious shpr.co and installing without my knowledge are alarming enough. 

Shouldn't Symantec already picked up this scent and prevent browsetosave from entering our computers?

Thanks for reading my little mumbling...

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Kudos0

Re: shpr.co - Burrowsye2save - BrowseToSave

Hi,

Recently I noticed my firefox browser kept connecting to "shpr.co" with every page load.  This slowed loading time a lot.  Googling shows others had it too.  I found a "Burrowsye2save" firefox extension installed without my knowledge.  It showed up in my start menu and under programs & features of control panel.  I had to remove the extension and uninstall it to get rid of connecting to shpr.co.

Dwelling into its folder, was a settings.ini, which stated it as "BrowseToSave".  Googling brought me to this community topic

which says it is ad malware.

Though I did not see any manifestation of the malware showing unwanted ads, connecting to a mysterious shpr.co and installing without my knowledge are alarming enough. 

Shouldn't Symantec already picked up this scent and prevent browsetosave from entering our computers?

Thanks for reading my little mumbling...

Kudos0

Re: shpr.co - Burrowsye2save - BrowseToSave

It is not malware, but a PUP, so no most AV's won't detect PUPs, 

Quads

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