What is BrowserManager.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 BrowserManager.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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BrowserManager.exe file information

The process known as Browser Manager belongs to software Browser Manager by Yandex (

Description: BrowserManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file BrowserManager.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,427,752 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 1,712,992 bytes and 7 more variants. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The BrowserManager.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. BrowserManager.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.

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If BrowserManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 1,712,992 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 888,832 bytes or 1,427,752 bytes. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The BrowserManager.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. BrowserManager.exe is able to monitor applications, connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BrowserManager.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and Adware:Win32/InvisibleBrowser (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the BrowserManager.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Browser Manager has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving BrowserManager issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BrowserManager. 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 BrowserManager.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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