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Average installed length: 98.06 days

PC Performer Manager

What is PC Performer Manager?

PC Performer Manager is bundled with various PC Performer registry optimization products.

About  (from Performersoft Inc)

Automatically optimize your Registry settings to prevent crashes and help speed up your computer. Remove privacy and temporary files to protect your privacy. Delete junk files to free disk space and improve performance. Remove broken shortcuts. Tweak a variety of system and Windows settings for optimal performance. Rem...  Read more


PC Performer Manager is a software program developed by Performersoft Inc. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is pcpmngr.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.64 MB of memory. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 7.11 MB (7,453,547 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 46% of users of PC Performer Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Germany.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Performer Manager.
pcpmngr.exe (07b19acae32c01d545e253fde99600dc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.2
ESET-NOD32 7.8063 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1KL
VIPRE Antivirus 15790 Bprotector (fs)
protector.dll (d1923e1e6a0f21a270a4db562a26eb44) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
AhnLab-V3 2013.12.13.00 Adware/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir APPL/BProtector.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3 Win.Adware.BProtector
Comodo Security 17429 Application.Win32.bProtector.KA
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.47
ESET-NOD32 9167 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/BProtect
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application:W32/BProtector.A
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Bromngr.au
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.BProtector
McAfee Adware-Bprotect.a
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10100 TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.A
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Sophos 4.95.0 BProtector
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.GoonSquad
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_BROMNGR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_BROMNGR
VIPRE Antivirus 24310 Bprotector (fs)
pcpmngr.dll (d7abb9cdf43b267ee605143b946a613b) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.10
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 8723 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Sophos 4.91.0 BProtector
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1LS
VIPRE Antivirus 20838 Bprotector (fs)
bProtect.exe (b98ef68b1e3dc5ac79a432900947ea2d) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8438 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Sophos 4.89.0 BProtector
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BROMNGR
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BROMNGR
VIPRE Antivirus 18630 Bprotector (fs)
       View all 41 all detections
PC Performer Manager 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.pcperformer.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\PC Performer Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\PC Performer Manager\2.5.945.13\{fc772784-ef6f-4718-83f3-3d6f8a22fa66}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /{15D2D75C-9CB2-4efd-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC69
Estimated size: 7.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Performer Manager

Program executable:pcpmngr.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Manager
Signed by:ForwardTech Inc
Path:C:\ProgramData\pc performer manager\2.3.811.154\{61d8b74e-8d89-46ff-afa6-33382c54ac73}\pcpmngr.exe
The PerformerSoft Browser Manager (Application Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting adware like actions, is bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. Browser Manager is designed to protect its bundled programs...
Additional files:
  • pcpmngr.dll - Application Manager (Protector)
  • (Malware detected) bProtect.exe
  • (Malware detected) protector.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • pcpmngr.exe runs as a service named 'Video Performer Manager' (Video Performer Manager).
  • bProtect.exe runs as a service named 'Browser Manager' (Browser Manager).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pcpmngr.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:4.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000317826%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002039%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001140%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PC Performer Manager?

You can uninstall PC Performer Manager 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 PC Performer Manager, 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 PC Performer Manager.
  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) 72%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.49%
Windows 10 7.69%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 5.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.82%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.83%
  Spain 10.42%
  Germany 8.33%
  France 6.25%
  Brazil 4.17%
  Switzerland 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Chile 2.08%
  NG 2.08%
  RS 2.08%
  India 2.08%
  Philippines 2.08%
  Canada 2.08%
  Poland 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Dell 18.42%
Acer 18.42%
Toshiba 10.53%
ASUS 7.89%
Samsung 5.26%
Medion 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Apple 2.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305D 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 2.63%


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