Browserprotect.exe malware seems to be a helpful add-on/extension which claims to protect your web browser from infections, hacker attacks and such other thing. But in reality, once Browserprotect virus has been installed, it will itself mess your system. This application takes control of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Then it causes user on infected PC to face several unwanted things such as malware alerts and warnings, pop-up ads, url redirections when opening certain websites etc. Moreover, Browserprotect software makes the computer slow down which may result into frequent browser crashes. Anyhow, its not recommended to use freeware plugins and softwares offering protection services as they can spread further infections. If you are willing to get rid of Browserprotect virus, follow the instructions below.
Disadvantages and risks of having BrowserProtect.exe:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack BrowserProtect.exe?:
To manually remove BrowserProtect.exe, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “BrowserProtect.exe”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for BrowserProtect.exe. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of BrowserProtect.exe
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “BrowserProtect.exe”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware BrowserProtect.exe lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete BrowserProtect.exe infected files:
BrowserProtect.exe virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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