browsemngr.exe

Application Manager by Bit89 Inc. (Signed)

Remove browsemngr.exe
Version:   2,3,787,43
MD5:   9fcd0930616714a752f48ddba54f3109
SHA1:   c96d4e2238079013d47570d995d25b235d8f293d
SHA256:   34541874c67f49b388602346822c285c04977642d9e44d236458bc08a6f5ca24
Warning 8 antivirus scanners has detected malware.

What is browsemngr.exe?

The PerformerSoft Browser Manager (Application Manager) program classified mostly as exhibiting adware like actions, is bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. Browser Manager is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other thrid party programs. The Browser Manager program was developed by Bit89 (Bit89.com) a know adware maker.

Overview

browsemngr.exe is malware that runs as a service under the name Browser Manager within the local user context. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Browser Manager published by Bit89 Inc and bProtector for Windows published by PerformerSoft LLC. The file is digitally signed by Bit89 Inc. which was issued by the GoDaddy.com certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:browsemngr.exe
Publisher:PerformerSoft LLC
Product name:Application Manager
Typical file path:C:\ProgramData\browser manager\2.3.796.11\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe
File version:2,3,787,43
Size:2.2 MB (2,309,656 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Bit89 Inc.
Authority (CA):GoDaddy.com
Effective date:Monday, April 9, 2012
Expiration date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Digital DNA
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Bit89 Inc
  85% remove
Browser Manager is a third party web browser add-in classified as a potentially unwanted application that used to be bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. At one point PerformerSoft was attempting to monetize their products with the Bit89 line of browser adware products (but this might not be the case any longer.) Bit89.com, the maker of this program is a known adware/malware distributor, so caution should be taken...
PerformerSoft LLC
  86% remove
bProtector for Windows (also known as BrowserDefender) is a potentially unwanted application that is typically bundled with shareware third party installers. bProtector will prevent various security and other web browser extensions and toolbars from running. This service will prevent other applications (and sometimes the user) from modifying the web browser's home and search pages as well as the search provider set by the bProtector pr...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Service
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • Browser Manager

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 8 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.0.4.09250 Adware.BGuard.7
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET NOD32 7.7961 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet 5.0.26.0 Adware/Bromngr
K7 AntiVirus 9.160.8174 Adware
nProtect 2013-02-01.04 Trojan/W32.Agent.2309656
The Hacker None Trojan/Agent.blgm
VIPRE Antivirus 15340 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00816120%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00110161%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00705960%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:468,312 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:2,544,920/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:10/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:3.4 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):6.62 MB
Private (minimum):2.65 MB
Non-paged memory:3.4 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:185.63 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):203.35 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.2 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.78 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:65,944,660/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:170 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:9/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:3 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:412 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:11/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:14
12
Handles:233
600
GUI GDI count:9
103
GUI GDI peak:10
142
GUI USER count:9
49
GUI USER peak:13
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\ProgramData\browser manager\2.3.787.43\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe" /protect
  • "C:\ProgramData\browser manager\2.3.787.43\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe"
  • "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\browser manager\2.3.787.43\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe" /protect
Owner:User
Windows Service
Display name:Browser Manager
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
browsemngr.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.38253588%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.36801648%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.01451941%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:9,773,553/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:8/sec
79/sec
Memory:2.26 MB
1.16 MB
sendori.dll (Sendori.dll by Sendori)
Total CPU:0.00168867%
Kernel CPU:0.00094008%
User CPU:0.00074859%
CPU cycles:126,145/sec
Context switches:7/sec
Memory:316 KB
browsemngr.dll (Application Manager by PerformerSoft LLC)
Total CPU:0.00060931%
Kernel CPU:0.00037429%
User CPU:0.00023502%
CPU cycles:11,922/sec
Memory:2.06 MB
sechost.dll
Total CPU:0.00015657%
Kernel CPU:0.00007829%
User CPU:0.00007829%
CPU cycles:29,043/sec
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:100 KB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00002665%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00002665%
CPU cycles:158/sec
Memory:1.66 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 31.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.69%
Windows 8 Enterprise 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 37.93% of Application Manager.
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