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Should I remove ProtectedBrowsing?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

ProtectedBrowsing

What is ProtectedBrowsing?

ProtectedBrowsing is an ad-supported (also known as adware) web browser plugin that displays advertisements such as coupon ads in the browser that are displayed on web pages that are not associated with the plugin or would not otherwise appear. When the plugin recognizes that the end user has visited a partner site it will show all available offers for that partner in a slider visible in the top right hand portion of the browser. Clicking on any of the offers within the slider will result in a redirect that will drop affiliate cookies on to the end user computer and resolve the end user to the advertiser page/offer. Additionally, the plugin will communicate with its remote server to track and report browsing habits that include URLs visited, domains accessed, advertisements displayed and clicked on as well as information about the user's location and PC details.

Overview

Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 1.15 MB (1,206,228 bytes). chrome_gp_update.js is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
ProtectedBrowsing 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 ProtectedBrowsing.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ProtectedBrowsing
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ProtectedBrowsing\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ProtectedBrowsing

  • gpedit.exe
  • SoftwareDetector.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • chrome_gp_update.js
  • chrome_installer.js
  • clear_cache.js
  • common.js
  • firefox_installer.js
  • ie_installer.js
  • installer.js
  • main_installer.js
  • migrate.js
  • projectInstaller.js
  • repair.js
  • repair_data.json
  • sqlite3.exe
  • storageedit.exe

How do I remove ProtectedBrowsing?

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Or, you can uninstall ProtectedBrowsing 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 ProtectedBrowsing, 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 ProtectedBrowsing.
  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.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Dell
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Australia 11.11%
  Czech Republic 11.11%

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