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Short bio

RiskWare.WebHistoryViewer is Malwarebytes’ detection name for the main executable of a program designed to read the history data of different browsers on a system called BrowsingHistoryView.

Type and source of infection

BrowsingHistoryView is a utility that reads the history data of different browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera) and displays the browsing history of all these browsers in one table. The utility is often installed for forensic purposes to gather information about the usage of a system. 

Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious, but pose some sort of risk for the user in another way. The presence of BrowsingHistoryView could indicate that ana attacker is gathering information about a user’s surfing behavior without his knowledge. The detection offers users a chance to decide whether they want to keep the program.


Malwarebytes protects users from RiskWare.WebHistoryViewer by using real-time protection.

Malwarebytes blocks RiskWare.WebHistoryViewer

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove riskware without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.