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Should I remove BrowserProtector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,456
United States Rank #27,650
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.03 days
148.35 days >
Average installed length: 77.95 days


1.0 100.00%


What is BrowserProtector?

BrowserProtector is a 50OnRed adware application that is designed to set the user's web browser home page and search engine to a partner site and protect the settings from 3rd party adware (or legitimate software) from resetting or changing it. In addition, the BrowserProtector adware installs a local proxy server to intercepts all non-SSL web traffic and re-writes web pages rendered in order to inject banner and contextual link ads in the web page.

In addition the core feature of the software is to inject partner/affiliate coupon offers in the web pages based on the context of the site the end user is viewing. "Whenever we have a coupon(s) available for the site you're browsing, you will see the BrowserProtector tag on the top right corner of your browser window. This tag will also tell you the number of coupons available for the site you are on."

About  (from Gratifying Apps)

We automatically keep a list of unsafe domains to ensure safety while browsing the web. BrowserProtector is a ad supported product and will show you advertisements as you browse the web. It may only take one click to infect your computer. BrowserProtector alerts you when it recognizes malicious websites, minimizing y...  Read more
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
BrowserProtector 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: browserprotector.net
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserProtector
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserProtector\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowserProtector

Program executable:main_installer.js
Additional files:
  • repair_data.json
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove BrowserProtector?

You can uninstall BrowserProtector 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 BrowserProtector, 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 BrowserProtector.
  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 10 45%
Win 8.1 2%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.62%
Windows 7 45.24%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows XP 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8.1 21.43%
Windows 8 9.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.71%
  Australia 7.94%
  Canada 1.59%
  France 1.59%
  Italy 1.59%
  Mexico 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.43%
ASUS 16.22%
Dell 16.22%
Acer 13.51%
Toshiba 8.11%
Lenovo 5.41%
Sony 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
Apple 2.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3542 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard 400-224 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard 19-2113w 2.63%
Hewlett-Packard 110-243w 2.63%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 546 2.63%


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