browserprotect.dll

Application Manager

Bit89 Inc.

This is the Performersoft setup installer. The module browserprotect.dll by Bit89 has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. The program is a setup application that uses the InstallBrain installer. Additionally, the file is typically installed by a number of programs including bProtector for Windows by PerformerSoft LLC and PC Performer Manager by Performersoft Inc, both potentially unwanted software.
Publisher:
PerformerSoft LLC  (signed by Bit89 Inc.)

Product:
Application Manager

Description:
Protector

Version:
2,6,1339,144

MD5:
57e79603cbc2e341c8b23015469bfec3

SHA-1:
ee3038fdf3527ab7fa03b32303ad9478f1fbfeac

SHA-256:
fa3cf2444d702c9488ff75cc5a0687fa382fca7426efec80d7f63cc125a0b289

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Adware

Note:
Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.

Description:
This 'download manager' is also considered bundleware, a utility designed to download software (possibly legitimate or opensource) and bundle it with a number of optional offers including ad-supported utilities, toolbars, shopping comparison tools and browser extensions.

Analysis date:
9/27/2020 6:17:39 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Performersoft (M)
17.3.2.13

File size:
2.4 MB (2,521,552 bytes)

Product version:
2,6,1339,144

Copyright:
Copyright 2012

File type:
Dynamic link library (Win32 DLL)

Bundler/Installer:
InstallBrain

Language:
English (United States)

Common path:
C:\ProgramData\browserprotect\2.6.1339.144\{c16c1ccb-7046-4e5c-a2f3-533ad2fec8e8}\browserprotect.dll

Digital Signature
Signed by:

Authority:
GoDaddy.com, Inc.

Valid from:
9/4/2012 11:00:34 PM

Valid to:
9/4/2015 11:00:34 PM

Subject:
CN=Bit89 Inc., O=Bit89 Inc., L=Beaverton, S=OR, C=US

Issuer:
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US

Serial number:
4F179649BA374C

File PE Metadata
Compilation timestamp:
6/3/2013 11:56:24 AM

OS version:
5.1

OS bitness:
Win32

Subsystem:
Windows Console

Linker version:
10.0

Entry address:
0x152A95

Entry point:
8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, 7D, 0C, 01, 75, 05, E8, 35, E3, 00, 00, FF, 75, 08, 8B, 4D, 10, 8B, 55, 0C, E8, EC, FE, FF, FF, 59, 5D, C2, 0C, 00, 8B, FF, 55, 8B, EC, 83, EC, 14, 56, 8B, 75, 08, 57, 33, FF, 89, 7D, F8, 89, 7D, F4, 89, 7D, FC, 3B, F7, 75, 13, E8, 42, 12, 00, 00, 6A, 16, 5E, 89, 30, E8, BF, 81, 00, 00, 8B, C6, EB, 54, 53, 6A, 24, 68, FF, 00, 00, 00, 56, E8, 4B, EE, FF, FF, 8B, 5D, 0C, 83, C4, 0C, 3B, DF, 75, 11, E8, 17, 12, 00, 00, 6A, 16, 5E, 89, 30, E8, 94, 81, 00, 00, EB, 28, 8B, 43, 04, 8B, 0B...
 
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Code size:
1.7 MB (1,789,440 bytes)

The file browserprotect.dll has been discovered within the following programs.

bProtector for Windows  by PerformerSoft LLC
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 and other web browser extensions and toolbars from running.
www.performersoft.com
86% remove it
PC Performer Manager  by Performersoft Inc
PC Performer Manager is bundled with various PC Performer registry optimization products.
www.pcperformer.com
69% remove it
 
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