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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,752
United States Rank #10,211
Reach 0.1116%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.96 days
677.40 days >
Average installed length: 355.92 days


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What is BrowserProtect?

The PerformerSoft BrowserProtect (Browser Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting 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 thrid party programs. The BrowserProtect program was developed by Bit89 (Bit89.com) a known adware maker. PerformerSoft BrowserProtect 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.

About  (from Bit89 Inc)

BrowserProtect 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 obtrusiv...  Read more
  • 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
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowserProtect.
BrowserProtect.exe (981794879e8fd26cdd6abcff3f3f65ef) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 16531 Application.Win32.Bprotect.f
ESET-NOD32 7.8516 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 7/2/2013 Adware/Bprotect
McAfee 5600.7123 Adware-Bprotect
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7123 Adware-Bprotect
PC Tools 2013 Adware.GoonSquad!rem
Sophos 4.90 BProtector
Symantec 7/2/2013 rev. 3 Adware.GoonSquad
Trend Micro 10.465.02 ADW_GOONSQUAD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.183 ADW_GOONSQUAD
VIPRE Antivirus 19226 Bprotector (fs)
srvBrowserProtect.exe (b336707fa84752ae515981aa9dd7c5af) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.BrowserProtectIU.A
Bkav FE W32.Clod70e.Trojan.0b78
ESET-NOD32 9070 a variant of Win32/BrowserProtectIU.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.Malware
K7GW 9.173.10249 Trojan ( 0048e8551 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!B336707FA847
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!B336707FA847
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1024
       View all 20 all detections
BrowserProtect 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
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\browserprotect\2.6.1339.144\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\BrowserProtect\2.6.1339.144\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /{15D2D75C-9CB2-4efd-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693} /
Estimated size: 8.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowserProtect

Program executable:srvBrowserProtect.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\browserprotect\srvBrowserProtect.exe
Additional files:
  • srvBrowserProtect.exe - srvBrowserProtect
  • BrowserProtectIU.exe - BrowserProtectIU
  • uninstall.exe
  • BrowserProtect.dll (by PerformerSoft) - Application Manager (Protector)
  • (Malware detected) BrowserProtect.exe (by PerformerSoft)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Ensamblado importado de la biblioteca de tipos 'Shell32'.
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • srvBrowserProtect.exe runs as a service named 'Browser Protect' (srvBrowserProtect).
  • BrowserProtect.exe runs as a service named 'BrowserProtect' (BrowserProtect).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BrowserProtect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\ProgramData\BrowserDefender\2.6.1519.190\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\BrowserDefender.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002239980%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010686%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011714%
0.015104% average
Memory:4.34 MB
Total CPU:0.0063014730%
Kernel CPU:0.00174375%
User CPU:0.00455772%
CPU cycles/sec:2,210,804
I/O reads/min:148 Bytes
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove BrowserProtect?

Quickly and completely remove BrowserProtect from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove BrowserProtect from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall BrowserProtect 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 BrowserProtect, 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 BrowserProtect.
  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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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.77%
Windows 10 12.18%
Windows XP 9.63%
Windows Vista 5.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.72%
Windows 8 4.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.86%
  Germany 7.27%
  Italy 4.73%
  France 4.14%
  Brazil 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Japan 2.73%
  MA 2.64%
  MK 2.32%
  Mexico 2.32%
  DZ 2.14%
  India 1.91%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Taiwan 1.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.80%
Acer 22.68%
Dell 20.09%
ASUS 8.68%
Toshiba 7.31%
Samsung 5.10%
Lenovo 2.36%
American Megatrends 2.05%
Intel 0.91%
Sahara 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.76%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.76%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.37%

About Bit89 Inc

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


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