2,3,796,11 58.62%
2,3,787,43 37.93%
2,3,762,17 3.45%



Application Manager by Bit89 Inc. (Signed)

Remove browsemngr.exe
Warning 24 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of browsemngr.exe.


browsemngr.exe has 3 known versions, the most recent one is 2,3,796,11. It is started as a Windows Service called 'Browser Manager'. The average file size is about 2.17 MB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Bit89 Inc. by the certification authority Numerous variations of browsemngr.exe have been installed with both Browser Manager and bProtector for Windows. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0071% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 3.68 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 6.59 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 770 Bytes per minute for reads and 3 Bytes per minute for writes.

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 ( a know adware maker.


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
Issued to:Bit89 Inc.
Authority (CA)
Effective date:Monday, April 9, 2012
Expiration date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Windows Service
Display name:Browser Manager

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Application Manager.)
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 PerformerS...
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 ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of browsemngr.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • Browser Manager

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 24 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
AVG 2014.0.3629 Generic5.RQV 2,3,796,11
AVG 2014.0.3629 Generic5.SCO 2,3,762,17
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7 2,3,796,11
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7 2,3,787,43
Dr.Web BackDoor.Dna.11 2,3,762,17
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.bProtector.AMN (A) 2,3,796,11
eSafe Win32.Trojan 2,3,787,43
ESET NOD32 7.8201 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A 2,3,796,11
ESET NOD32 7.7961 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A 2,3,787,43
ESET NOD32 7.8182 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A 2,3,762,17
Fortinet Adware/Bromngr 2,3,787,43
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Bromngr.m 2,3,762,17
K7 AntiVirus 9.164.8482 Adware 2,3,796,11
K7 AntiVirus 9.160.8174 Adware 2,3,787,43
nProtect 2013-04-06.01 Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.2312216 2,3,796,11
nProtect 2013-02-01.04 Trojan/W32.Agent.2309656 2,3,787,43
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.C 2,3,796,11
The Hacker None Trojan/Agent.blgm 2,3,787,43
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1AU 2,3,796,11
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1B2 2,3,762,17
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr 2,3,796,11
VIPRE Antivirus 16622 Bprotector (fs) 2,3,796,11
VIPRE Antivirus 15340 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 2,3,787,43
VIPRE Antivirus 16480 Bprotector (fs) 2,3,762,17

VersionsAll file variations of browsemngr.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
52be156f6c23b2995aface7091d18493 2e093b2573e7f17bf29e0a94cd5f2e2b267e567b 2.21 MB
9fcd0930616714a752f48ddba54f3109 c96d4e2238079013d47570d995d25b235d8f293d 2.2 MB
0e39db25920f7952c72a524565ccbaa6 c39d026576aa4c9ceda2fbfd5cc8ab67901d1935 2.1 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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