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Should I remove BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,706
United States Rank #5,488
Reach 0.0379%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.08 days
326.88 days >
Average installed length: 171.75 days

BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab

What is BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab?

BrowserSafeguard is distributed through the company's OptimumInstaller / InstallIQ, a pay-per-install download bundler. The software is ad-supported and bundles various additional software offers during installation including toolbars and other extension through Adknowledge's advertising network. It is detected as malicious by quite a few antivirus vendors.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Web pages become extremely slow to download due to the multiple ads.

About  (from Adknowledge)

The Internet browser that came with your computer does not protect you from the new threats that emerge on the Internet each day. BrowserSafeguard receives daily updates to ensure that it will neutralize the latest threats, so you can safely browse the Internet. Rather than interrupting each page you visit with safety ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab.
uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe (2e1c618e96f0a932d5e0c98a8a80cf8b) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 893 Application.Generic.703342
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Downloader
Antiy-AVL Trojan[:HEUR]/Win32.AGeneric
Bitdefender Application.Generic.703342
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.MSIL.g3 (Not a Virus)
ESET-NOD32 8.10311 MSIL/Adware.iBryte.G
F-Secure 11.2014-25-08_2 Application.Generic.703342
G Data 14.8.24 Application.Generic.703342
K7 AntiVirus 13.183.13160 Adware
K7GW 13.183.13160 Adware ( 004a01e31 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.RocketTab
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.01 PUP.Optional.iBryte
McAfee 5600.7027 Generic PUP.y
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.703342
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 TROJ_GEN.R011H07HG14
Zillya Adware.RocketTab.Win32.14
BrowserSafeguard.exe (3532e14f4b82215cda177b564c30c6fb) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.11056917
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.11056917
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11056917 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.11056917
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.11056917
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
McAfee Artemis!3532E14F4B82
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3532E14F4B82
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11056917
Norman 7.03.02 Suspicious_Gen4.GBICJ
nProtect 2014-04-21.01 Trojan.Generic.11056917
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Dropper.c9f
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0312
VIPRE Antivirus 28474 AdKnowledge (fs)
       View all 31 all detections
BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab 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
Help link: www.browsersafeguard.com/Legal/terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\uninstall.browsersafeguard.exe" /u /UserID=9b0e32e7-5561-49c9-a578-9a3ca90afc4c /SourceID=google_znes-display-us-72
Estimated size: 5.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab

Program executable:BrowserSafeguard.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
Additional files:
  • BrowserSafeguard.exe (by BrowserSafeguard) - BrowserSafeguard
  • uninstall.browsersafeguard.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.BrowserSafeguard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BrowserSafeguard Update Task' (runs daily at 18:16:22).
  • 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".

How do I remove BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab?

You can uninstall BrowserSafeguard with RocketTab 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 with RocketTab, 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 with RocketTab.
  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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.37%
Windows 10 27.84%
Windows Vista 7.76%
Windows XP 4.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.47%
Windows 8.1 13.07%
Windows 8 11.99%
Windows 7 Professional 9.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.49%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  Canada 4.06%
  Germany 1.60%
  France 0.75%
  Iran 0.19%
  Panama 0.09%
  Australia 0.09%
  Russia 0.09%
  Indonesia 0.09%
  Japan 0.09%
  DK 0.09%
  Saudi Arabia 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.74%
Dell 23.30%
Toshiba 12.37%
Acer 11.83%
ASUS 6.45%
Lenovo 4.66%
Samsung 1.61%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Intel 0.72%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.03%


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