Just wanted to put up a short blog post before going back to coding. Did something named Ace Race appear on your machine? This appears to be yet another variant of BrowseFox that I’ve previously blogged about. If the Ace Race adware is running on your computer, you will see a new add-on called Ace Race installed into Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. I’ll show how to remove Ace Race in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
Ace Race is bundled with a number of downloads. Bundling means that software is included in other software’s installers. Here’s one example how it appears in an installer for an unrelated program.
Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as Ace Race by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.
As usual when I run into some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to see if the anti-malware scanners there detect anything fishy. 11 of the anti-malware scanners detected the file. The Ace Race files are detected as BrowseFox.F by AVG, W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado by F-Prot, Trojan ( 0040f9921 ) by K7GW, PUP.Optional.AceRace.A by Malwarebytes and AdWare.Kranet by VBA32.
If you would like to remove Ace Race you can do so with the freeware FreeFixer tool. Select the Ace Race files for removal in FreeFixer, click Fix, reboot your computer and the problem will be gone. Here’s a few screenshots to point you in the right direction:
Hope that helped you to figure out how to do the removal.
Did you also find Ace Race on your machine? Any idea how it installed? Please share in the comments below. Thank you!
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