How to remove the brwmngr virus

Most antivirus programs identify brwmngr.dll as malware.

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Brwmngr.dll file information

The process known as Protector appears to belong to software Application Manager or Browser Manager by PerformerSoft.

Description: Brwmngr.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Brwmngr.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,046,496 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 2,231,248 bytes and 4 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. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Brwmngr.dll is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). Brwmngr.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Browser Manager come up, you may also uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify brwmngr.dll related errors

Important: You should check the brwmngr.dll 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

This file has been trying to access to contact another user PC via the internet on a regular basis. My Comodo firewall detects the process every time it tries to access the internet and I block the transfer of data. Security Task Manager detected it as potentially dangerous and my suspicions are finally confirmed. MALWARE!!!!!

Summary: Average user rating of brwmngr.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks brwmngr.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving brwmngr issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active brwmngr process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the brwmngr.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.

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