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Should I remove BrowserSafeguard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,053
United States Rank #3,461
Reach 0.0764%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.66 days
609.46 days >
Average installed length: 320.22 days


What is BrowserSafeguard?

RocketTab is licensed by Rich River Media but typically bundled with BrowserSafeguard, the software is distributed through numerous adware bundlers including optimum-installer, FUSION INSTALL and Tint Installer. The program also installs a Trusted Root certificate (as DO_NOT_TRUST_FiddlerRoot) that servery lowers the security level of the PC as the software will trust BrowserSafeguard actions. The software will run at startup in the background.

BrowserSafeguard.Proxy works as a web proxy that will intercept traffic and perform modifications such as advertising injects, etc.

About  (from Adknowledge)

Browser Safeguard works with your existing anti-virus and firewall software to add even more security. There's no need to pick between one program or another. Browser Safeguard requires no configuration. Just install it and let us do the rest. We'll protect you from the unwanted content other programs may not consider...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named BrowserSafeguard.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 2.23 MB (2,334,736 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowserSafeguard.
BrowserSafeguard.exe (ca46ec59e2d891757f529a913a43d9c7) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.Clode85.Trojan
Comodo Security 17290 ApplicUnwnt
McAfee 5600.7267 Adware-Bsafeg!CA46EC59E2D8
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7267 Adware-Bsafeg!CA46EC59E2D8
uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe (0edb6614a108a0f0308f790260509a10) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Agent!
Avira AntiVir TR/Rogue.5030432
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG Downloader.BCQ
AVware iBryte
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.BE
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
Comodo Security 19068 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1731590 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10196 MSIL/Adware.iBryte.E
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/IBryte
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
G Data 24 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.Cellbi
K7 AntiVirus 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 0049c3c31 )
K7GW 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 0049c3c31 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!0EDB6614A108
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!0EDB6614A108
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Graftor.dcjdmt
nProtect 2014-08-03.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1731590
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.16E8DED7!384360151
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PO
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 PUA.Gen
Tencent Msil.Adware.Ibryte.Kgh
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EGR14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EGR14
VIPRE Antivirus 31878 iBryte
       View all 34 all detections
BrowserSafeguard 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

Displayed publisher: Browsersafeguard
URL: www.browsersafeguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\uninstall.browsersafeguard.exe" /u /UserID=a84f9fbe-72f3-44c8-8246-a3fddf82d75c /SourceID=myfreedownload_iewin732_a
Estimated size: 2.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowserSafeguard

Program executable:BrowserSafeguard.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) BrowserSafeguard.exe - BrowserSafeguard
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.browsersafeguard.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BrowserSafeguard Update Task' (runs daily at 5:44 PM).
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{593E3D21-FD4B-4BE6-97AB-58D510AF1779}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BrowserSafeguard Update Task.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSafeguard Update Task' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserSafeguard\uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSafeguard' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrowserSafeguard Update Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrowserSafeguard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe".
Network connections
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe connects to dworigin.weather.com ( port 80).
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0512705161%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01690428%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03436623%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:343,625
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove BrowserSafeguard?

You can uninstall BrowserSafeguard 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 BrowserSafeguard, 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 BrowserSafeguard.
  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) 58%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.22%
Windows 10 25.17%
Windows Vista 8.30%
Windows XP 5.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.87%
Windows 8 14.47%
Windows 7 Professional 8.93%
Windows 8.1 7.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  United Kingdom 4.40%
  Canada 3.69%
  France 1.04%
  Australia 0.90%
  Germany 0.90%
  DK 0.28%
  Switzerland 0.24%
  Brazil 0.19%
  DZ 0.09%
  IQ 0.09%
  Iran 0.09%
  Italy 0.09%
  Kuwait 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.13%
Dell 26.94%
Acer 12.07%
Toshiba 11.71%
ASUS 4.41%
Samsung 2.79%
Lenovo 2.34%
Intel 0.81%
MSI 0.63%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.11%

comments1 comment

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user comment
Confused but safeover a year ago
Right now, for whatever it is supposed to do, P.C. Matic refuses to let my computer to open 'Browsersafeguarduninstall.exe What to do. I've searched & searched & cannot find a folder by this name in my collection of folders or programs.