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Should I remove Browsers Protector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,625
Reach 0.0093%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.53 days
959.70 days >
Average installed length: 504.25 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Other programs by Bit89 Inc

Browsers Protector

What is Browsers Protector?

PerformerSoft Browsers Protector is a third party web browser add-in classified mostly as adware that used to be bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. The maker of this program is a known adware/malware distributor, so caution should be taken. The PerformerSoft BrowserProtect (Browser Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting adware like actions, is bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. BrowserProtect is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs.

About  (from Bit89 Inc)

Browsers Protector 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 obtr...  Read more

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is regmon32.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browsers Protector.
regmon32.exe (9870700d00213d18f5978fe906a2fdb6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.109.104 TR/StartPage.aiz.3
avast! 2014.9-130704 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.07.04.04 Trojan.Win32.TopMedia.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8965 a variant of Win32/TopMedia
Browsers Protector 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 Browsers Protector.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Publisher Name
URL: www.bit89.com/contact.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\browsers protector
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Browsers Protector\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Browsers Protector

Program executable:regmon32.exe
Name:Browsers Protector
Browsers Protection Module
Path:C:\Program Files\browsers protector\regmon32.exe
MD5:4d933fc2da1c1d5137c6213a4f8580d9
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Publisher Name) - Browsers Protector

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • regmon32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Browsers Protector' which loads as C:\Program Files\Browsers Protector\regmon32.exe /autorun.

How do I remove Browsers Protector?

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Or, you can uninstall Browsers Protector 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 Browsers Protector, 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 Browsers Protector.
  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) 58%
Win 7 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.33%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.68% of installs come from Poland
Which countries install it?
  Poland 39.68%
  United States 6.35%
  France 6.35%
  United Kingdom 6.35%
  MA 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%
  Portugal 3.17%
  Germany 3.17%
  BA 3.17%
  Ireland 3.17%
  Brazil 1.59%
  Norway 1.59%
  RS 1.59%
  Greece 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.45%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 12.24%
ASUS 10.20%
GIGABYTE 8.16%
Lenovo 8.16%
Samsung 8.16%
American Megatrends 6.12%
Intel 4.08%
Sahara 4.08%
Medion 2.04%
Common models
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.26%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE P775 2.13%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L750D 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650D 2.13%

About Bit89 Inc

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

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