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What is browserprotect.exe?

browserprotect.exe is part of Application Manager and developed by PerformerSoft LLC according to the browserprotect.exe version information.

browserprotect.exe's description is "Application Manager"

browserprotect.exe is digitally signed by Bit89 Inc..

browserprotect.exe is usually located in the 'c:\programdata\browserprotect\2.5.986.67\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected browserprotect.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameApplication Manager
Company namePerformerSoft LLC
File descriptionApplication Manager
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2012
Private build2,5,986,67
Product version2,5,986,67
File version2,5,986,67
Special build2,5,986,67

The following is the available information on browserprotect.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameApplication Manager
Company namePerformerSoft LLC
File descriptionApplication Manager
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2012
Private build2,5,986,67
Product version2,5,986,67
File version2,5,986,67
Special build2,5,986,67

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameBit89 Inc.
Certificate issuer nameGo Daddy Secure Certification Authority
Certificate serial number4f179649ba374c

VirusTotal report

20 of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the browserprotect.exe file.

ScannerDetection Name
Avast Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Agent.45
ClamAV Win.Adware.BProtector
Comodo UnclassifiedMalware
DrWeb Adware.BGuard.7
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
F-Secure Application:W32/BProtector.A
GData Win32.Application.BHO.A
Ikarus not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SuspectCRC
Jiangmin AdWare/Bromngr.o
K7GW Adware ( 0040fa4c1 )
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.b
Malwarebytes BuyPUP.Optional.BProtector
McAfee BuyAdware-Bprotect.b
Microsoft TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.A
Sophos BProtector
TrendMicro ADW_BPROTECT
TrendMicro-HouseCall ADW_BPROTECT
VBA32 AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE BuyBprotector (fs)
20 of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the browserprotect.exe file.

browserprotect.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove browserprotect.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the browserprotect.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that browserprotect.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate browserprotect.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the browserprotect.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate browserprotect.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    c:\programdata\browserprotect\..-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\browserprotect.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the browserprotect.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If browserprotect.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If browserprotect.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If browserprotect.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that browserprotect.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above








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Filename variants

browserprotect.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

browserprotect.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\programdata\browserprotect\2.5.986.67\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD53b2ddfabcc929174cd7212d11cef0e0e
SHA256b8f08852c16b3f14845e364e7cd48ed955444afa9e3c58918e83283a9c91fd83

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to browserprotect.exe:

browserprotect.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

browserprotect.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Application Manager has stopped working.

End Program - browserprotect.exe. This program is not responding.

browserprotect.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

browserprotect.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:



What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what other users chose to do with the file:

User vote results: There were 556 votes to remove and 34 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file.

Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

I've posted a summary of the browserprotect.exe software here:

http://en.wiki.freefixer.com/wiki/Browsermngr.PerformerSoft

# 18 Jan 2013, 5:52

Kathrine Jensen writes

2 thumbs

Browser protect is driving FF nuts. The scan is locking the tabs/windows in an endless spin.
Sites that seem more affected by this app seems to be facebook, imdb and sites with a few pop-ups or links to
other sites. The app is driving me mad - and I am willing to
reboot - which I don't do more than I have to - in order to get rid of this app.

# 26 Jan 2013, 16:34

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Kathrine: There should be an entry in the Windows "Add/Remove programs" dialog which allows you to uninstall the BrowserProtect software. You can also uninstall BrowserProtect with the help of FreeFixer according to the removal instructions listed below.

Did that solve the problems you are experiencing with the FireFox browser?

# 27 Jan 2013, 1:28

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

Many of the anti-virus programs has now started to detect browserprotect.exe. Here are some of the detection names:

* AhnLab-V3 - Adware/Win32.Bromngr
* DrWeb - Adware.BGuard.7
* ESET-NOD32 - a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
* Ikarus - not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.SuspectCRC
* Jiangmin - AdWare/Bromngr.o
* K7AntiVirus - Adware
* Panda - Trj/OCJ.C
* TrendMicro - ADW_BPROTECT
* TrendMicro-HouseCall - ADW_BPROTECT
* VBA32 - AdWare.Bromngr.b
* VIPRE - Bprotector (fs)

# 31 Jan 2013, 0:32

Marc Humer writes

1 thumb

It's good, that antivir software detects it as unwanted program.

And if I want to remove software, my will is law!

It COULD NOT BE that a program does things or sends data without explicit permission.

Any program which does not behave this way is a virus and should be blocked by security software.

And as babylon now bing behaves this way sending unremovable toolbars and stuff - the BEST WAY to get rid of customers.

# 9 Feb 2013, 2:06

Lewis Harris writes

1 thumb

browserprotect.exe is malware in that it installs without informing the user or requesting authorization. I still don't know how it found its way into my computer. It noticeably slowed everything down and caused every web browser I tried to run so slowly that it was practically unusable.

But the version I had didn't seem to try to hide, and uninstalling it seemed straightforward and complete once I discovered it in my list of installed applications.

My computer and browser returned to normal operation as soon as that piece of garbage was gone, and for the past week I've detected no sign of its return.

# 15 Feb 2013, 1:52

sneff writes

1 thumb

I just found that I too have been hit with this unwanted program. So I tried the usual by using windows uninstaller, but it didn't seem to really do anything so I went searing my hard disk for it. Once I found the program I tried manually deleting it, however every time I tried I found that it had hooked its self in to another running program or service. Eventually after closing out a few programs and at least one service I found that it had some how hooked its self in to a service that I could not end, well not with out upsetting how my computer runs. If that doesn't say virus then I don't know what does.

# 20 Feb 2013, 22:03

Luke Hudson writes

1 thumb

Thank's so much for this, been wanting to get rid of that dodgy thing for ages.

Will recommend.

# 24 Mar 2013, 7:05

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

browserprotect.exe is bundled with the CNET Download.com Installer.

# 23 May 2013, 6:43

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