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What is safebrowser.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 safebrowser.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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Safebrowser.exe file information

The safebrowser.exe process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: Safebrowser.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Safebrowser.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 89,790 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 181,897 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/safebrowser.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The safebrowser.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous.

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If safebrowser.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 199,665 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 198,064 bytes. There is no description of the program. The safebrowser.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as safebrowser.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OEJ15 (detected by TrendMicro), and not-a-virus:Downloader.NSIS.Browex.c (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the safebrowser.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.

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Best practices for resolving safebrowser issues

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