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Remove Browser Safeguard from Chrome, Firefox, IE

Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Browser Safeguard

Command or file name:BrowserSafeguard.exe

Threat type:Hijacker

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

From developers page: BrowserSafeguard protects your internet connection from unwanted and malicious activities.

Browser Safeguard is considered adware as it comes bundled with search hijackers and advertising applications (coupon extensions).

Browser Safeguard intrusion method

Browser Safeguard

Usually Browser Safeguard comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Browser Safeguard. Browser Safeguard copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is BrowserSafeguard.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Browser Safeguard and value BrowserSafeguard.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name BrowserSafeguard.exe or Browser Safeguard. Also, it can create folder with name Browser Safeguard under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Browser Safeguard, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Browser Safeguard from your browsers below.

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    • Removes all files created by Browser Safeguard.
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How to remove Browser Safeguard manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Browser Safeguard, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Browser Safeguard.

To get rid of Browser Safeguard, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • BrowserSafeguard.exe
  • ewebstorewrapper.dll
  • makecert.exe
  • Resources\certutil.exe
  • Resources\libnspr4.dll
  • Resources\libplc4.dll
  • Resources\libplds4.dll
  • Resources\nss3.dll
  • Resources\smime3.dll
  • Resources\softokn3.dll
  • TrustedRoot.cer
  • uninstall.browsersafeguard.exe
  • BrowserSafeguard.lnk

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Browser Safeguard Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Browsersafeguard\
  • %COMMON_PROGRAMS%\BrowserSafeguard\
  • %PROGRAMS%\BrowserSafeguard\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows

    Value: BrowserSafeguard
    Data: C:\Program Files\Browsersafeguard\Browsersafeguard.exe
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Browsersafeguard
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update
  • Key:

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Browser Safeguard Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Browser Safeguard related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Browser Safeguard entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Browser Safeguard won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Browser Safeguard Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Browser Safeguard under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Browser Safeguard or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Browser Safeguard
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Browser Safeguard related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Browser Safeguard related extensions from your browsers

Browser Safeguard in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Browser Safeguard. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Browser Safeguard or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Browser Safeguard removal use Browser Safeguard Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Browser Safeguard and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Browser Safeguard removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Browser Safeguard.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Browser Safeguard can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Browser Safeguard before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Browser Safeguard and BrowserSafeguard.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: want to remove browsersafeguard programe

Hello, was trying to locate browsersafeguard in my add/remove programs so I can remove it but its not listed there. I did find it in program files (x86) but can not remove it from there.

If I do a system restore, will this remove the files? From what I have read it may not work. I really don't want to go thru the manual process and don't have funds to purchase a malware removal program. Thanks.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: get rid of browser safeguard


Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: browserSafeGuard

I downloaded a music copier and also got browser safe guard. I removed it in add and remove programs windows 7 IE 10. After removing I could not get back on the internet (some problem with proxy) Done system restore should have removed browser safe guard as it was installed after restore date, browser safe guard still on pc internet connection ok (slower) I am not computer savvy. I have McAfee. Thank you for any help bill

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: removing Browser Safeguardand Browser Safeguard .exe

First off couldn't find Browser Safeguard in Control Panel uninstall then, after about 16 minutes of restarting my computer, and checking control panel, there it was....I highlighted it and clicked uninstall....this it did.....went back to my browser and when I attempted to use browser...there it was again BROWSER SAFEGUARD!!!! please hep me uninstall this program...I did not install it!!!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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