What is WowBrowserProxy.exe?

The genuine WowBrowserProxy.exe file is a software component of World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment.
WowBrowserProxy.exe is an executable file that runs the World of Warcraft Browser Proxy, a program that connects the game to the game support server and maintains a set of URLs which the game is allowed to connect to. This file is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to create problems. World of Warcraft is the fourth installment in the Warcraft universe. The game holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG according to subscribers. The game grossed over $10 billion as of 2012, making it the highest grossing video game of all time as well. Over 100 million user accounts have been created since the game's release. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is a developer and publisher of video games. The company made a lot of success through critically acclaimed games, Starcraft and World of Warcraft. Blizzard was founded by Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham and Frank Pearce, three UCLA graduates, on February 8, 1991, and was originally called, Silicon & Synapse. The company currently employs some 4,700 people. It is headquartered in Irvine, California, United States.

WoWBrowserProxy stands for World of Warcraft Browser Proxy

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 WowBrowserProxy.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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WowBrowserProxy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WowBrowserProxy
WowBrowserProxy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as World of Warcraft: Browser Proxy belongs to software World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment (

Description: WowBrowserProxy.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WowBrowserProxy.exe 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 719,408 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 863,280 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. WowBrowserProxy.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with WowBrowserProxy.exe, you can visit the support page, see if there is a newer version or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramWorld of Warcraft.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WowBrowserProxy.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WowBrowserProxy.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 WowBrowserProxy issues

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