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Should I remove SaferBrowser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,547
United States Rank #17,942
Reach 0.0038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.76 days
140.34 days >
Average installed length: 73.74 days


1.0 14.86%


What is SaferBrowser?

SaferBrowser is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The ads are not affiliated nor endorsed by the underlying websites on which they appear. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is SaferBrowser.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 34.47 MB (36,144,364 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SaferBrowser.
uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe (5113be70cf81f8de7a37a8bc9e1ff560) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3390 Downloader
AVware iBryte
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.iBryte.BD
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
Comodo Security 19068 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
ESET-NOD32 8.10196 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.D
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Adware/IBryte
F-Secure 11.2014-07-08_5 Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
G Data 14.8.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 13.182.12926 Adware
K7GW 13.182.12926 Adware ( 0049b2d81 )
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!5113BE70CF81
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!5113BE70CF81
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
nProtect Trojan.GenericKD.1706624
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.38e
Symantec 8/7/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH09GO14
VIPRE Antivirus 31878 iBryte
uninstall.exe (3cbc2cb8ddd08be319df67e1373ad0aa) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 21741 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 11462 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.D
McAfee Artemis!3CBC2CB8DDD0
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 WS.Reputation.1
SaferBrowser.exe (201291fb358e3e91158ad06f08571bd2) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0803
       View all 29 all detections
SaferBrowser 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: SaferBrowser
URL: www.adknowledge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SaferBrowser
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SaferBrowser\uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe" /u /UserID=5e7ddb71-79f0-42c6-859e-edb883acadbe /SourceID=treasure|d-media-all-jvus /Implem
Estimated size: 34.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SaferBrowser

Program executable:SaferBrowser.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\SaferBrowser\SaferBrowser.exe
Additional files:
  • oo.dll - oo
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • (Malware detected) SaferBrowser.exe - SaferBrowser
  • SaferBrowserDAL.dll - WebSearchy
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Installer
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe
  • oohc.dll - oohc

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SaferBrowser Update Task' (Next runs on 5/8/2015 at 10:12 AM).
  • uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SaferBrowser Update Task' (runs on boot).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SaferBrowser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SaferBrowser.
  • uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SaferBrowser Update Task.
  • uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SaferBrowser Update Task.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SaferBrowser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SaferBrowser' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SaferBrowser\SaferBrowser.exe".
  • uninstall.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SaferBrowser Update Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SaferBrowser\uninstall.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.
  • uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SaferBrowser Update Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SaferBrowser\uninstall.SaferBrowser.exe" /CheckUpdate=true.

How do I remove SaferBrowser?

You can uninstall SaferBrowser 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 SaferBrowser, 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 SaferBrowser.
  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) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 28.38%
Windows Vista 13.51%
Windows XP 8.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.73%
Windows 8.1 21.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.33%
Windows 7 Professional 9.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.22%
  Philippines 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.69%
Dell 32.31%
Toshiba 4.62%
Acer 4.62%
ASUS 3.08%
Samsung 3.08%
Sony 3.08%
Lenovo 1.54%
Common models
HP ProBook 4540s 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite S955 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 1.45%


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