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Saturday, November 19 2016, 01:59 PM
BrowserSafer.exe was installed why my daughter downloaded a program.

It has a folder inside my C:/ProgramFiles (86x) and the two .exe cannot be deleted. Additionally, it has a data.dat file that is saving itself and creating a sizable file. The data.dat file will run until it is 666 gigabytes and maxes out the storage capacity of my harddrive.

I have ran the Malware scanner AdwCleaner and it deletes folders ... but the BrowserSafer Folder remains, the .exe(s) are there, and the data.dat continues to run.

How do I fix this?

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Tuesday, November 22 2016, 09:06 AM - #permalink
Hi Eric, I would recommend uninstalling all recently installed suspicious applications then scan your computer with MalwareBytes Antimalware and Spyhunter ( Both of these programs are great at detecting and removing adware and potentially unwanted applications. These programs should detect and remove BrowserSafer adware for you.
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    Monday, December 05 2016, 07:01 AM - #permalink
    Follow these steps.
    1. Uninstall BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
    2. Open Task Manager to kill all "BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE" related processes.3) Use Windows search to find and remove "BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE" files and folders.
    3. Run services.msc to disable a "BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE" Windows service.
    4. Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE" scheduled tasks.
    5. Open regedit.exe and delete BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE registry keys and values.
    6. Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for BROWSERSAFERMNGR.EXE presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
    7. Remove a virus from Google Chrome.
    8. Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.
    9. Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.
    10. Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.

    Now your system will free from this virus. Inform me if this issue resolve. Thanks!
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