I am annoyed by this BrowserProtector. It keeps popping up ads on my computer. And it is useless to try to stop those nasty pop-up ads by just closing them. Actually when I close one, another one will pop up at once. What damage my computer would suffer from if it is not eliminated promptly? It is so disturbing to let it linger in my computer. Unfortunately, I am not good at computer and have no idea how to deal with it. ! How do I get rid of it completely? Please help!
BrowserProtector is classified as a harmful adware malware which pretends to be a legitimate search engine and claims that it can enhance your browser experience. It keeps displaying nasty ads and sponsored links on your browsers to make web traffic by redirecting you to commercial websites constantly. It can install browser add-on, extension and so on to allow the ads to show up automatically. Just keep in mind that the only purpose of this adware is to gain benefits from users by luring them to browse various coupons which are available as underlined keywords or advertising banners. Therefore when you surf the internet, you will not get the desired websites, instead you will receive some malicious websites and advertisements. It would change your home page without your permission and alter registry entry with executable files. What is more, This virus provides a platform for other infections to get into your Windows PC by making use of vulnerabilities of the system.
BrowserProtector can slip into the users’ PC easily if they visit adult related websites, recklessly click on something wrong, open attachments of spam emails or download free software like video player. After it is installed automatically, you will find that the adware alters the web pages you browse and you are flooded with countless discount coupons and sponsored links in search results. Furthermore, it will gather valuable personal information such as tax return figures, ID password and credit card numbers for illegal behavior. And you will find task manager can’t be used, computers running speed is very slow and it takes a long time to wait for programs to respond and etc. BrowserProtector is a big threat to your computer and should not be allowed to remain in your computer any longer.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
BrowserProtector hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this BrowserProtector completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once BrowserProtector adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to BrowserProtector hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once BrowserProtector makes a successful invasion, it is capable to modify system registry settings, create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive and generate arbitrary files onto system to make programs not responding. What is worse, you will get annoying ads, false messages and etc after it infects target browser successfully. As a matter of fact, many antivirus programs are unable to get rid of it as it can hide itself so well, so it is difficult to use antivirus to delete the adware once for all. It can really be a headache for many innocent users. Therefore, the manual removal process is a more effective way to delete the adware completely.
Published by & last updated on November 15, 2014 8:38 pm