What is BrowsingSecure.exe?

The genuine BrowsingSecure.exe file is a software component of Browsing Secure.
Browsing Secure is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that is known to inject adware into affected computers. BrowsingSecure.exe runs the Browsing Secure program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems.

Browsing Secure is most often installed with other software. This program sets up a task scheduler to automatically run itself at system start-up. It displays sponsored advertising from third party sources, usually through the default Internet Browser. Using an anti-malware tool to remove this program is highly recommended.

BrowsingSecure stands for Browsing Secure Launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BrowsingSecure.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BrowsingSecure.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BrowsingSecure
BrowsingSecure.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Application or TODO: File description belongs to software Browsing Secure or TODO: Product name by BrowsingSecure or TODO: Company name.

Description: BrowsingSecure.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BrowsingSecure.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\ProgramData" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—normally C:\ProgramData\BrowsingSecure\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Browsing Secure\BrowsingSecure\\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 807,424 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 312,944 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The BrowsingSecure.exe file is not a Windows system file. BrowsingSecure.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program BrowsingSecure or Browsing Secure using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify BrowsingSecure.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BrowsingSecure.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Adware:Win32/Bayads (detected by Microsoft), and Artemis!8E053BE76258 or Artemis!7755B2D82CC6 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the BrowsingSecure.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving BrowsingSecure issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BrowsingSecure. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BrowsingSecure.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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