Most antivirus programs identify BrowserProtect.exe as malware—e.g. Sophos identifies it as BProtector, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDropper:Win32/Rotbrow.A.
The BrowserProtect.exe file is a software component of Application Manager by PerformerSoft.
BrowserProtect.exe is part of the Application Manager developed by PerformerSoft LLC. It is an adware program created by Bit89, a developer known for their malicious products. BrowserProtect is usually installed with a free software such as a download manager or video streamer. PerformerSoft is a software developer that has been creating tools to optimize user experience since 2010. They have released products such as PC optimizer, data recovery, driver automatic updater, and many more.
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Description: BrowserProtect.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BrowserProtect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,561,488 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 3,085,264 bytes and 8 more variants.
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. BrowserProtect.exe is digitally signed. BrowserProtect.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify BrowserProtect.exe related errors
If BrowserProtect.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 2,787,280 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 3,085,264 bytes and 6 more variants. The program has no visible window. The BrowserProtect.exe file is digitally signed. BrowserProtect.exe is not a Windows core file. BrowserProtect.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: You should check the BrowserProtect.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Application 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active BrowserProtect process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the BrowserProtect.exe 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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.