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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,747
United States Rank #30,388
Reach 0.0085%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.52 days
546.34 days >
Average installed length: 287.06 days

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Browser Manager

What is Browser Manager?

Browser Manager (also known as Application Manager) is a third party web browser add-in classified mostly as a potentially unwanted program 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.

Browser Manager is detected as malware/adware by numerous antivirus software:
- AVG detects Application Manager as Generic5.RQU
- Comodo classifies it as 'UnclassifiedMalware'
- ESET-NOD32 detects it as a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
- VIPRE as Bprotector (fs)
- Trend detects it as trojan called TROJ_GEN.RCBH1LH
- PCTools calls it Adware.GoonSquad!rem

This malware program is bundled with various PerformerSoft programs including their PC optimization software and included toolbars.

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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install 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.
mngr.exe (ebba16a88f517bfb1b7681abf006c8b0) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.03.29 Adware/Win32.Bromngr
AVG 2014.0.3444 Generic5
Comodo Security 15742 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7
ESET-NOD32 7.8174 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 5/22/2013 Adware/Bromngr
K7 AntiVirus 13.164.8447 Adware
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.C
PC Tools 2013 Adware.GoonSquad!rem
SUPERAntiSpyware 10510 Adware.BProtector
Symantec 5/22/2013 rev. 4 Adware.GoonSquad
Trend Micro 10.465.22 ADW_PROT
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.142 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1LH
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr.b
VIPRE Antivirus 16378 Bprotector (fs)
mngr.dll (e290b77cec601fdd5975e10885903e35) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Avira AntiVir APPL/BProtector.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
AVG Generic5.RQR
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Bkav FE W32.Clod6db.Trojan.344a
Clam AntiVirus Win.Adware.BProtector
Comodo Security 17346 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 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 Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.b
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Bromngr.b.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 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 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Sophos 4.95.0 BProtector
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BProtector
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BROMNGR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BROMNGR
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE Antivirus 23792 Bprotector (fs)
browsemngr.dll (8b0fbb7de82e2bcbb4ea92d72a048bf9) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/BProtector.Gen
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Bromngr
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BProtect-A [PUP]
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8805 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
K7 AntiVirus 9.172.9576 Adware
K7GW Adware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Adware-Bprotect.a
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
nProtect 2013-09-15.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.2069528
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.14B763F0
Sophos 4.91.0 BProtector
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BPROTECT
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BPROTECT
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE Antivirus 21510 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
browsemngr.exe (52be156f6c23b2995aface7091d18493) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Generic!/WXP2/ZY5I8
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Bromngr
AVG Generic5.RQV
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7
ESET-NOD32 8418 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.8823 Adware
K7GW Adware
nProtect 2013-06-06.02 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.2312216
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1AU
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr
VIPRE Antivirus 18468 Bprotector (fs)
       View all 76 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bit89.com/contact.html
Help link: www.bit89.com/uninstall.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Browser Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Browser Manager\2.5.911.18\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /{15D2D75C-9CB2-4efd-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693} /s
Estimated size: 2.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Manager

Program executable:mngr.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Manager
Signed by:Bit89 Inc.
Path:C:\ProgramData\browser manager\2.5.976.107\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\mngr.exe
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:
  • (Malware detected) browsemngr.dll (by PerformerSoft) - Application Manager (Protector)
  • (Malware detected) browsemngr.exe (by PerformerSoft)
  • (Malware detected) mngr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • mngr.exe runs as a service named 'Browser Manager' (Browser Manager) "Your browser protector service".
  • browsemngr.exe runs as a service named 'Browser Manager' (Browser Manager) "Your browser protector service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015742198%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00086411%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00071011%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,673,052
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.26 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:82 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0081595012%
Kernel CPU:0.00512993%
User CPU:0.00302957%
CPU cycles/sec:138,912
I/O reads/min:706 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Browser Manager?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.55%
Windows Vista 12.26%
Windows XP 9.68%
Windows 10 4.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.05%
Windows 7 Professional 8.05%
Windows 8 Pro 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.90%
  Germany 10.84%
  United Kingdom 7.23%
  Spain 6.02%
  Italy 4.82%
  Belgium 3.01%
  Iran 3.01%
  Canada 3.01%
  MK 2.41%
  Brazil 2.41%
  India 2.41%
  Mexico 2.41%
  Hungary 2.41%
  MA 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.47%
Acer 15.79%
ASUS 14.74%
Dell 13.68%
Toshiba 8.42%
American Megatrends 2.11%
Intel 2.11%
Samsung 2.11%
Sony 1.05%
Medion 1.05%
Lenovo 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.95%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.97%
ASUSTeK K53U 1.98%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.98%
MSI MS-7309 1.98%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 0.99%

About Bit89 Inc

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

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
ashover a year ago
I am not finding the Browser manager in programs and the action center keep on telling me "solve a problem with bit 89 browser plugin.....what should i do to remove it...! plz help
user comment
Charley in Minnesotaover a year ago
Thanks for your web page. I was having trouble locating this program in my computer. I have Windows 8 OS and I found it listed as "Browser Protect" and successfully uninstalled it through my control panel. Thanks again.
expert comment
SJones (Expert)over a year ago
I noticed an extension auto installed itself today, "Settings Protector 1.0". I didn't authorize such an extension. Is this related to this Browser manager app since that is also installed on my computer as of today? Do you think it's a legitimate extension or adware of some sort?