BrowserProtect.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if BrowserProtect.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
Description: BrowserProtect.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BrowserProtect.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,520,016 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 2,232,272 bytes and 9 more variants.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. BrowserProtect.dll is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). BrowserProtect.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous.
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If BrowserProtect.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 2,212,304 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 2,162,280 bytes and 5 more variants. BrowserProtect.dll is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. BrowserProtect.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name BrowserProtect.dll, for example Adware-Bprotect (detected by McAfee), and Adware.ADH or Adware.GoonSquad (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the BrowserProtect.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Protector 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active BrowserProtect process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the BrowserProtect.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.