2,6,1123,78 4.00%
2,5,976,107 32.00%
2,5,911,18 64.00%



Application Manager by Bit89 Inc. (Signed)

Remove mngr.exe
Warning 28 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of mngr.exe.


There are 3 versions of mngr.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2,6,1123,78. It is started as a Windows Service with the name 'Browser Manager' and described as “Your browser protector service”. . This is executed as a shared service (which simply means that this service can share a process with other Win32 services). The average file size is about 2.34 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Bit89 Inc. by Numerous variations of mngr.exe have been installed with both Browser Manager and PC Performer Manager. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 3.23 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 6.27 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.6 KB per minute for reads and 74 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is mngr.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.

About mngr.exe (from Bit89 Inc.)

Automatically optimize your registry settings to prevent crashes and help speed up your computer. Manage start up – goes to the Start Up Manager and shows the programs that are loaded when Windows s


File name:mngr.exe
Publisher:PerformerSoft LLC
Product name:Application Manager
Typical file path:C:\ProgramData\browser manager\2.5.911.18\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\mngr.exe
Issued to:Bit89 Inc.
Authority (CA)
Effective date:Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Expiration date:Friday, September 4, 2015
Windows Service
Service name:Browser Manager
Description:“Your browser protector service”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Application Manager.)
Bit89 Inc
  81% remove
Browser Manager (also known as Application Manager) is a third party web browser add-in classified mostly as a potentially unwanted program that used to be bundled with PerformerSoft products includin...
Performersoft Inc
  69% remove
PC Performer Manager is bundled with various PC Performer registry optimization products.


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mngr.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'Browser Manager'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 28 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2013.02.06.04 Adware/Win32.Bromngr 2,5,911,18
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2013.03.29 Adware/Win32.Bromngr 2,5,976,107
AVG 2014.0.3629 Generic5.RQU 2,5,976,107
Comodo Internet Security 15742 UnclassifiedMalware 2,5,976,107
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7 2,5,911,18
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.7 2,5,976,107
ESET NOD32 7.7975 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A 2,5,911,18
ESET NOD32 7.8174 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A 2,5,976,107
ESET NOD32 7.8438 a variant of Win32/bProtector.A 2,6,1123,78
Fortinet Adware/Bromngr 2,5,976,107
Jiangmin 13.0.900 AdWare/Bromngr.b 2,5,911,18
K7 AntiVirus 9.164.8447 Adware 2,5,976,107
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.C 2,5,976,107
PC Tools Adware.GoonSquad!rem 2,5,976,107
Sophos 4.89.0 BProtector 2,6,1123,78
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.BProtector 2,5,976,107
Symantec 20121.3.0.76 Adware.GoonSquad 2,5,976,107
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BROMNGR 2,5,911,18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_PROT 2,5,976,107
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_BROMNGR 2,6,1123,78
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1KT 2,5,911,18
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1LH 2,5,976,107
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_BROMNGR 2,6,1123,78
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr.b 2,5,911,18
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Bromngr.b 2,5,976,107
VIPRE Antivirus 15404 Bprotector (fs) 2,5,911,18
VIPRE Antivirus 16378 Bprotector (fs) 2,5,976,107
VIPRE Antivirus 18630 Bprotector (fs) 2,6,1123,78

VersionsAll file variations of mngr.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
b98ef68b1e3dc5ac79a432900947ea2d e4a4217372b5bd9eee9099296fe62de6e0dbe653 2.44 MB
ebba16a88f517bfb1b7681abf006c8b0 7463ca9923b0e002ae5235c4f3d59ff9f4747715 2.29 MB
83de1aba61074da70f5011d28610b18d 3a5c31d6759ea0ec9ce66923cf4e2c50ea1eef95 2.29 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 48.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 16.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 24.00% of Application Manager.
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