Application Manager by Bit89 Inc. (Signed)

Remove browserdefender.dll
Version:   2,6,1339,144
MD5:   148412605e3d016fe2d9c243b227a8a1
SHA1:   267b0aecb953b2fde043fbe6d3eb2bac80cf9a8f
SHA256:   cdd62722e107eb0bf49bc82d3900ab5a3746abff8abda80327b5b2c3c9e4ca70
Warning 20 antivirus scanners has detected malware.


browserdefender.dll is malware that is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. This is typically installed with the program BrowserDefender published by Bit89 Inc and is most likely removed by most users once installed (80% removed). The file is digitally signed by Bit89 Inc. which was issued by the certificate authority (CA).


File name:browserdefender.dll
Publisher:PerformerSoft LLC
Product name:Application Manager
Typical file path:C:\ProgramData\browserdefender\2.6.1339.144\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\browserdefender.dll
File version:2,6,1339,144
Size:2.4 MB (2,521,040 bytes)
Build date:5/23/2013 2:08 AM
Issued to:Bit89 Inc.
Authority (CA)
Effective date:Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Expiration date:Friday, September 4, 2015
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following program will install this file
Bit89 Inc
  80% remove
PerformerSoft/Bit89 BrowserDefender, a variant of the Browser Protector Software is a web browser add-in classified mostly a potentially unwanted application that used to be bundled with PerformerSoft products including PC Performer. BrowserDefender is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs. It does this by preventing changes to the registry by other progra...

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 20 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetection
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2013.09.03 Adware/Win32.Agent
AVG 2014.0.3629 Downloader.Generic13.BKRX
BitDefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.18
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1 (B)
ESET NOD32 7.8757 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A
Fortinet Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
G Data 13.9.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Malwarebytes Adware.BProtector
McAfee 5.600.1067 Adware-Bprotect
McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware v2013-dat Artemis!148412605E3D
eScan by MicroWorld Gen:Variant.Adware.BHO.Bprotector.1
Norman 7.01.04 BHO.BTSE
PC Tools Adware.GoonSquad!rem
Sophos 4.91.0 BProtector
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.GoonSquad
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BPROTECT
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BPROTECT
VIPRE Antivirus 21134 Bprotector (fs)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 31.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 8 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

Canada installs about 14.29% of Application Manager.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 35.71%
Acer 17.86%
Toshiba 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 10.71%
ASUS 7.14%
Intel 7.14%
American Megatrends 7.14%
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