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Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer

Browser Protect virus

Browser Protect virus is a computer application which is aimed at protecting the user from various browser hijackers and other threats that affect the performance of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The program is available at, and it can be downloaded as a bundled download from the websites that promote freeware. The application is published by Web Eight LLC, and once it is installed, a shortcut is created on the desktop.

We recommend that you remove Browser Protect virus as it can hijack your Facebook account by displaying links that lead to the official website of the program. If you pay close attention to the windows provided by Browser Protect virus, you will notice that one of the windows have a check box that reads “Share successful hijack block on Facebook”.  We advice that you do not share the information about the application as it your friends may accidentally access the official website and acquire the same unwanted application.

By imitating scans, Browser Protect virus hides its processes which are related to the redirection of the browsers.  The program is meant to protect the browsers against the changes of home page and search providers; however, it has been observed that there are some cases when the computers stop processing properly. The application may be installed alongside some adware programs, so keep in mind that in addition to Browser Protect software you may experience other system impairments.

In order to remove Browser Protect virus, follow the instructions provided below. Note that it is possible that in Control Panel you may not find the uninstall program. In such a case, it is crucial to install a spyware removal tool which will remove all the unwanted, malicious components that should not be present in the system.

Browser Protect virus removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start and then select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Press and hold down the Windows key and press R.
  2. Type control panel.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Select Uninstall a program.
  5. Remove BrowserProtect 1.12.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted application and click the Remove button.

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