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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Protected Browsing

Protected Browsing is an application which should help you keep the running browsers secure; however, if this was the case, we would not identify it as an advertisement-supported program. Unfortunately, as soon as the program is installed, it begins displaying ‘Ads by ProtectedBrowsing’ and trusting them is not recommended. In fact, you should disable/delete these obnoxious ads, and there is one simple action you need to make – remove Protected Browsing. If you get rid of this disturbing application, you will not need to worry about a lot of things.

If you delete Protected Browsing, you will not need to think about disturbing web cookies which may be used to collect information about you and your activity. Of course, it is most important that you will no longer face the disruptive, irritating and often unreliable ads which must be removed. Our researchers indicate that Protected Browsing may present sponsored links, banner and pop-up ads, coupons, video-targeted ads, and other kind of online advertisements. Furthermore, it may represent sponsored links by highlighting random words. Of course, the appearance of ads is not the main reason you should remove Protected Browsing – it is because of the content they represent.

Protected Browsing advertisements may route you to unreliable sites, introduce you to fictitious surveys, and offer you to install other questionable programs. It is possible that you have downloaded Protected Browsing accidentally after clicking on a misleading advertisement silently representing a software bundle. The download link on is inactive, and software bundling is the most likely method of Protected Browsing distribution. Unfortunately, it is one of the most unreliable methods as well, because more undesirable programs could have been installed. We recommend that you remove all unfamiliar programs and delete the disturbing adware.

Even though Protected Browsing is represented as a useful program, this application published by Gratifying Apps (also published 1SaleADay) deserves removal. The program does not fulfill its false promises to keep your browsers secure, contain viruses and help you avoid costly computer damage. In fact, if you do not delete this adware, more security cracks and vulnerabilities could be revealed. Due to this, you should delete Protected Browsing right away.

How do you choose to delete Protected Browsing? If you want to perform the manual removal of the unreliable adware, you can follow the guides below. Just remember that more unreliable applications could be running on your personal computer. If you fail to remove these, your virtual security could remain vulnerable. Automatic malware removal software can delete all running threats, including the suspicious Protected Browsing, and so we recommend installing it onto the PC.

Protected Browsing Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click Start on the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable program and click Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Navigate to the Task Bar and click the Windows logo button.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the program you want to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI screen and select All apps.
  2. In the Apps menu select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you have chosen to delete and select Uninstall.
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  1. Grem Jan 3, 2015

    When I try to remove it a captcha shows up that I can`t finish. It wont let me uninstall because of the captcha. Pls Help!

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