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Should I remove Browser Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,654
United States Rank #7,189
Reach 0.0771%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.13 days
505.24 days >
Average installed length: 265.47 days

Browser Manager

What is Browser Manager?

Browser Manager is a third party web browser add-in classified as a potentially unwanted application that used to be bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. At one point PerformerSoft was attempting to monetize their products with the Bit89 line of browser adware products (but this might not be the case any longer.) Bit89.com, the maker of this program is a known adware/malware distributor, so caution should be taken. This web browser plug-in has been known to have adverse effect on your web browser's and overall PC's performance and stability. This toolbar is known to monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted ads and modify your search settings and results.

About  (from Bit89 Inc)

Keeps your browsers safe from homepage, search providers, extensions and other hijacks. Easy, comprehensive and FREE anti-hijack browser protection for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. BrowserProtect is a browser anti-hijack solution to protect your browser against obtrusive attempts to h...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browser Manager.
browsemngr.exe (9fcd0930616714a752f48ddba54f3109) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0143 Adware.BGuard.7
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8307 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 5/23/2013 Adware/Bromngr
K7 AntiVirus 13.166.8635 Adware
K7GW 13.12.7.0.12 Adware
nProtect 13.05.07.04 Trojan/W32.Agent.2309656
Sophos 4.88 BProtector
The Hacker 6.8.0.5.143 Trojan/Agent.blgm
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.22.0 AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE Antivirus 17536 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
mngr.exe (dcd3195a30144a9c6e24f7f8c273c256) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 Win32.Neshta.A
AhnLab-V3 2013.07.21.00 Win32/Neshta
Avira AntiVir 7.11.91.102 W32/Neshta.A
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Neshta-D [Trj]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 SHeur4.AVOB
Bitdefender 7.2 Win32.Neshta.A
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 W32.Neshta.A
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3.0 W32.Neshuta.A
Commtouch SDK 5.4.1.7 W32/HLLP.41472
Comodo Security 16625 Win32.Neshta.A
Dr.Web Win32.HLLP.Neshta
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.583 Win32.Neshta.A (B)
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Neshta.A
ESET-NOD32 8591 Win32/Neshta.A
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.146.0 W32/Neshta.A
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/HLLP.41472
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Win32.Neshta.A
G Data 22 Win32.Neshta.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.4.3.0 Virus.Win32.Neshta
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Virus.Neshta.a
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9059 Virus
K7GW 12.7.0.12 Virus
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 Virus.Win32.Neshta.a
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Neshta.c.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 Rogue.InternetSecurityEssentials
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 W32/HLLP.41472.e
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.L
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9700 Virus:Win32/Neshta.A
NANO AntiVirus 0.24.0.53571 Virus.Win32.Neshta.cdby
Norman 7.01.04 Neshta.C
nProtect 2013-07-21.02 Virus/W32.Neshta
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 W32/Neshta.A
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 Malware.Neshuta
Rising Antivirus 24.71.03.04 Win32.Netsha.a
Sophos 4.91.0 W32/Bloat-A
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 W32.Neshuta
The Hacker None W32/Netshta.gen
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/Neshta.A
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 PE_NESHTA.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 PE_NESHTA.A
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.22.2 Virus.Win32.Neshta.a
VIPRE Antivirus 19746 Virus.Win32.Neshta.a (v)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Win32.Neshta.B
mngr.dll (e290b77cec601fdd5975e10885903e35) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Avira AntiVir 7.11.116.22 APPL/BProtector.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.RQR
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clod6db.Trojan.344a
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3.0 Win.Adware.BProtector
Comodo Security 17346 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9104 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application:W32/BProtector.A
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Bromngr.j
K7GW 9.174.10333 Adware ( 0040fa4c1 )
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.b
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Bromngr.b.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.BProtector
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Adware-Bprotect.a
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!E290B77CEC60
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Sophos 4.95.0 BProtector
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Adware.BProtector
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BROMNGR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BROMNGR
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE Antivirus 23792 Bprotector (fs)
browsemngr.dll (d1923e1e6a0f21a270a4db562a26eb44) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.13.00 Adware/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir 7.11.119.128 APPL/BProtector.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3 Win.Adware.BProtector
Comodo Security 17429 Application.Win32.bProtector.KA
Dr.Web 7.00.6.10310 Adware.BGuard.47
ESET-NOD32 9167 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BProtect
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application:W32/BProtector.A
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.au
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BProtector
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-Bprotect.a
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Sophos 4.95.0 BProtector
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.GoonSquad
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_BROMNGR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_BROMNGR
VIPRE Antivirus 24310 Bprotector (fs)
uninstall.exe (af3ff6682de6431796e07ccc53182fb5) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.28.00 ASD.Prevention
Avira AntiVir 7.11.116.22 APPL/BProtector.Gen
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.Bromngr
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.WON.dropper
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clodce7.Trojan.28e4
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.26732
ESET-NOD32 9104 probably a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Bromngr
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application:W32/BProtector.B
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10333 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.174.10333 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Bromngr.b.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Adware-Bprotect.b
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AF3FF6682DE6
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.B
Sophos 4.95.0 BProtector
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BEJ13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BEJ13
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.24.3 AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE Antivirus 23792 Bprotector (fs)
       View all 125 all detections
Browser Manager has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Browser Manager.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bit89.com/contact.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Browser Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Browser Manager\2.5.976.107\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /{15D2D75C-9CB2-4efd-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693} /
Estimated size: 8.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Manager

Program executable:browsemngr.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Manager
Signed by:Bit89 Inc.
Path:C:\ProgramData\browser manager\2.3.787.43\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe
MD5:9fcd0930616714a752f48ddba54f3109
The PerformerSoft Browser Manager (Application Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting adware like actions, is bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. Browser Manager is designed to protect its bundled programs...
Additional files:
  • browsemngr.dll (by PerformerSoft) - Application Manager (Protector)
  • (Malware detected) mngr.exe (by PerformerSoft)
  • (Malware detected) mngr.dll
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Application Manager Installer (Install Module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • browsemngr.exe runs as a service named 'Video Performer Manager' (Video Performer Manager).
  • mngr.exe runs as a service named 'Browser Manager' (Browser Manager).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • browsemngr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\ProgramData\BrowserDefender\2.6.1519.190\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserDefender.exe'.
  • mngr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\ProgramData\BrowserProtect\2.6.1339.144\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserProtect.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

browsemngr.exe
Memory:3.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0081612048%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00110161%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00705960%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:27,106,163
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:6
70 average
I/O reads/min:102 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
mngr.exe
Memory:4.34 MB
Total CPU:0.0063014730%
Kernel CPU:0.00174375%
User CPU:0.00455772%
CPU cycles/sec:2,210,804
Switches/sec:9
I/O reads/min:148 Bytes
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove Browser Manager?

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Or, you can uninstall Browser Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Browser Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Browser Manager.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.03%
Windows XP 11.25%
Windows Vista 9.32%
Windows 8 2.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.16%
Windows 7 Professional 8.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Windows 7 Starter 2.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.52%
  Germany 7.52%
  Brazil 6.82%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Canada 3.76%
  France 3.53%
  Spain 3.06%
  Italy 2.74%
  Belgium 1.80%
  Mexico 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  India 1.25%
  Iran 1.25%
  Argentina 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.19%
Acer 22.02%
Dell 20.83%
Toshiba 6.55%
ASUS 5.95%
GIGABYTE 5.06%
Samsung 4.91%
Lenovo 2.83%
American Megatrends 2.53%
Intel 1.64%
Sahara 1.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.11%
Acer Aspire 5742G 3.08%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.40%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.40%

About Bit89 Inc

Bit89 Inc. is the owner of Bit89.
Publisher URL: www.bit89.com

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