What is browserchoice.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the browserchoice.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Browserchoice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with browserchoice
Browserchoice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Browserwahl or Browser Choice belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Microsoft Windows®-Betriebssystem by Microsoft (

Description: Browserchoice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file browserchoice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 293,376 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a Microsoft signed file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). The browserchoice.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as browserchoice.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the browserchoice.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

browserchoice.exe ist ein Programm, welches nach Zufallsprinziep den Standardbrowser für Windows auswählt. Es wird mit Update KB976002 eingespielt. Durch ein EU Urteil, das Microsoft verloren hat, wurd MS zur neutralen (!) Auswahl durch den Kunden gezwungen. Deswegen sind die Systemmeldungen von browserchoice.exe auch völlig neutral gehalten, ohne MS-Logo, was viele Nutzer verwirrt, und oft zu Viren/Trojaner-Vermutung führt. Die Meldungen stehen in der Datei browserchoice.htm
  Henry Hugo Parrey   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of browserchoice.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving browserchoice issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with browserchoice. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the browserchoice.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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