BrowserProtector is a potentially unwanted program related to browser security and protection against malicious websites. However, this program is responsible for advertising displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, and this program is often deceptively installed. This happens if you install a free program bundled with BrowserProtector adware that is set for automated installation. BrowserProtector is not malicious, and your antivirus do not block this potential threat. If you want to remove BrowserProtector, then follow this guide, or use a reliable BrowserProtector removal tool for deleting malicious programs and other potential threats to your security and privacy.
BrowserProtector installation is often deceptive. If you wonder how BrowserProtector was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional BrowserProtector installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. BrowserProtector is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable BrowserProtector before installing a free program.
BrowserProtector is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as BrowserProtector BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove BrowserProtector and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall BrowserProtector application and remove extensions related to BrowserProtector from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following BrowserProtector removal guide placed below.
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What is BrowserProtector?
BrowserProtector is a program developed for browser security but used as adware for making money out of users’ clicks. While it is not malicious, it traces your web browsing history and might cause some problems related to your privacy and security of your computer system. Adware wastes your web traffic for running its activities. BrowserProtector is often deceptively installed with free programs if you miss signs of adware present in download client or a setup wizard for a program that you download. BrowserProtector is installed as a Windows program that manages adware and web browser extensions installed into Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This makes removing BrowserProtector more slightly more complicated than removing other windows programs, but if it is bundled with other adware programs, then you can have a hard time. It is better to be careful while installing free programs since inspecting setup wizards for bundled programs takes less of your time than BrowserProtector removal.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom”, or “advanced”, installation option instead of “typical”, or “normal” or “quick” because these options often hide adware programs from your view.
BrowserProtector Adware Removal ToolBrowserProtector Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove BrowserProtector and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to BrowserProtector malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete BrowserProtector components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against BrowserProtector and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove BrowserProtector Ads Manually
You need to uninstall all the BrowserProtector components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to BrowserProtector.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.
Uninstall BrowserProtector on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "BrowserProtector" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall BrowserProtector on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight BrowserProtector program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall BrowserProtector on Windows XP
Uninstalling BrowserProtector from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on BrowserProtector program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove BrowserProtector from Chrome
Remove BrowserProtector extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find BrowserProtector extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove BrowserProtector from Firefox
Remove BrowserProtector add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find BrowserProtector add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove BrowserProtector from Internet Explorer
Remove BrowserProtector extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on BrowserProtector, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: I hope you done by now, and BrowserProtector are gone. However, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer. If you still see ads displayed by other malicious program, then try to use BrowserProtector Removal Tool that can remove all malicious programs and protect your computer against future infections.
Remove BrowserProtector Adware Infection Completely
BrowserProtector adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove BrowserProtector adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software offers a free scanner that helps with manual removal, and you can opt for automated removal, professional support, and anti-malware protection.