Thursday, 7 November 2013

What is BrowserSafeguard.exe and how to remove it?

BrowserSafeguard.exe process Task Manager

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.

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

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