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Saturday, July 13, 2013

What is BrowserDefender.exe and how to remove it?

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BrowserDefender.exe - Application Manager by PerformerSoft LLC

What is BrowserDefender.exe?

BrowserDefender.exe is an application manager created by PerformerSoft LLC. It is typically bundled with adware and potentially unwanted software. As the name suggests, this application is designed to keep your web browser safe from default search engine and home page hijacking. It may also block any attempts to install additional extensions, even though all the preferences can be changed at any time. Some people may think it's a useful utility but it's not. While it blocks third party browser hijackers, this application manager also blocks Google or Bing search providers. In other words, you may not be able to change your default search engine or home page. As a matter of fact, most users who installed BrowserDefender.exe on their computer though it was an actual virus. What is more, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in this application. Besides, most PerformerSoft LLC products have some sort of spyware modules that may track your browsing habits. Needless to say, it's not essential for Windows and may cause problems. I recommend you to remove BrowserDefender.exe from your computer.

File name: BrowserDefender.exe
Publisher: PerformerSoft LLC
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BrowserDefender\2.6.1339.144\[custom]\BrowserDefender.exe
File Location Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\BrowserDefender\2.6.1339.144\[custom]\BrowserDefender.exe
Startup file: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrowserDefendert


Anonymous said...

I also managed to remove this virus by right-clicking it in task manager, opening it's directory (file location), going into BrowserDefender.exe's properties, denying all permissions, and setting it to run in compatibility for windows 95. All I had to do then was stop the process and delete the files. Hope this helps somebody else out there!