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Thursday, November 7, 2013

What is BrowserSafeguard.exe and how to remove it?

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BrowserSafeguard.exe - BrowserSafeguard by iBryte.

What is BrowserSafeguard.exe?

BrowserSafeguard.exe is the main executable file of a program called BrowserSafeguard. This application claims to add even more security and protect you from dangerous content that anti-virus programs may not consider. However, it remains unclear what exactly it does and how this additional layer of security may help you. Besides, it's an ad-supported application. It will certainly display ads and redirect you to search engine. While it's not a virus or a Trojan horse, at least 10 anti-virus scanners picked up it as adware or PUP. Panda Antivirus for instance detected it as Trj/Genetic.gen. But more common detection would be Win32:IBryte-BP [PUP] or ADWARE/Adware.Gen7. Symantec detects this application as WS.Reputation.1 which means it may use unethical distribution tactics. And indeed, most of the users who had this malware installed on their computers couldn't tell where did it come from. But the answers is pretty simple, this application comes bundled with other unwanted programs and adware. Once installed, BrowserSafeguard.exe is configurated to run automatically when Windows starts. What is more, it may change your proxy settings, so it would be better to uninstall this application via Control Panel. I recommend you to remove BrowserSafeguard.exe and related malware from your computer. Scan your computer with recommended anti-malware software.

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File name: BrowserSafeguard.exe
Publisher: iBryte
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files (x86)\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe
File Location Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\BrowserSafeguard\BrowserSafeguard.exe


Anonymous said...

Hi Michael. I got a pop-up about updating Browser Safeguard. Since I did not install it in the first place (knowingly, anyway), I removed it through my control panel, uninstall programs feature. However, I continue to get that pop-up about updating it. How do I get rid of that? Even after rebooting and a Windows update, it still continues to pop up.

Admin said...

Hi, it would be best to run an anti-malware tool for detection and removal. It may be bundled with some other programs, so try uninstalling other recently installed programs as well.

Anonymous said...

Where would I find a way to remove it for Windows 8.1 manually.

anonymouzs said...

Do you have any suggestions if Browser Safeguard does not appear on the list of programs when I click on Uninstall a Program in the Control Panel. I can't find Browser Safeguard, Rockettab or iBrite in the list so that I can do an uninstall.

Admin said...

@anonymouzs: run a full system scan with anti-malware software.