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Should I remove Browsers Protector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,486
Reach 0.0038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.91 days
1000.31 days >
Average installed length: 525.59 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Bit89 Inc

Browsers Protector

What is Browsers Protector?

PerformerSoft Browsers Protector 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. The PerformerSoft BrowserProtect (Browser Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting adware like 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 third party programs.

About  (from Bit89 Inc)

Browsers Protector 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 obtr...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is regmon32.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browsers Protector.
regmon32.exe (2fead67e331a9332501d609041761d75) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140620 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.AeO
ESET-NOD32 8.9383 a variant of Win32/TopMedia
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
Browsers Protector 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: Publisher Name
URL: www.bit89.com/contact.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\browsers protector
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Browsers Protector\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Browsers Protector

Program executable:regmon32.exe
Name:regmon Module
Path:C:\Program Files\browsers protector\regmon32.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Publisher Name) - Browsers Protector

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • regmon32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Browsers Protector' which loads as C:\Program Files\Browsers Protector\regmon32.exe /autorun.

How do I remove Browsers Protector?

You can uninstall Browsers Protector 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 Browsers Protector, 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 Browsers Protector.
  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) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.51%
Windows Vista 18.92%
Windows XP 17.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.46%
Windows 7 Professional 6.76%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.56% of installs come from Poland
Which countries install it?
  Poland 41.56%
  United Kingdom 7.79%
  France 6.49%
  United States 5.19%
  MA 3.90%
  Italy 3.90%
  Portugal 2.60%
  Germany 2.60%
  BA 2.60%
  Ireland 2.60%
  Saudi Arabia 2.60%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Norway 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.45%
Dell 12.73%
Acer 10.91%
ASUS 10.91%
Lenovo 9.09%
Samsung 7.27%
American Megatrends 3.64%
Intel 3.64%
Sahara 3.64%
Toshiba 3.64%
Medion 1.82%
Common models
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 3.28%

About Bit89 Inc

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


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