How to remove BrowserProtect
What is BrowserProtect:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
BrowserProtect or BrowserProtect.exe is considered a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and/or an Adware program designed to protect third-party programs and make sure they remain installed and start every time on system boot. The BrowserProtect.exe file is a part of the Application Manager by PerformerSoft LLC. Moreover, it is developed by Bit89, which are known to handle Adware/PUPs.
BrowserProtect is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. The possible distribution of BrowserProtect varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
BrowserProtect is injected within the installer of various third-party software like toolbars, adware, and other PUPs. It will protect and prevent the removal of such software.
Some examples of infections that will install the BrowserProtect.exe program are: and many more programs.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove BrowserProtect:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove BrowserProtect Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect BrowserProtect and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find Install Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help with any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Remove BrowserProtect Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove BrowserProtect PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Remove BrowserProtect Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to BrowserProtect/Youtube Downloader HD, Delta toolbar, Video Media Player 1.1, Fast Free Converter, Search-Results Toolbar, DVDX Player 3.2, MixiDJ Toolbar, Claro-Search toolbar, DealPly, SelectionLinks, WebCake or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit Enter.
If the above does not work, please try the following:
1. Start Windows Task Manager (right-click on the taskbar and select start task manager) and kill all associated program processes that still may run in the background BrowserProtect.exe or BpSvc.exe. Now you should be able to successfully remove it.
2. Then you should try to delete the registry keys for this service:
Open Registry Editor and by typing in “regedit” under the search pane (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Run command (Windows XP). Locate and remove any entries related to BrowserProtect and BpSvc.exe:
This will prevent BrowserProtect to come back after a system reboot.
2. Remove BrowserProtect from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-left corner), click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and will proceed with the reset request. When it’s done, a new window will show the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Delete any folders or files related to BrowserProtect by checking the following locations:
Look for the following files:
- Browser Protect.lnk