(Solved!) How to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus FOREVER? Here is your "SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE" Removal Guide

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SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE is a pretty popular virus.
You can get it on your computer while downloading it bundled with some free software.
Sadly, most free downloads do not disclose that other programs will be installed, so you are more likely to get SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE on your PC without your own knowledge.

After being downloaded, SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE hijacks your browser and changes search settings.
SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE also causes an appearance of popup ads and browser redirecting.

SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE is very annoying and hard to get rid of.

You have 2 ways to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

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Here’s how to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus automatically:

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How to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus from running processes

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus from Windows services

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus from Windows registry

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE.

STEP 7: Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE from Google Chrome.
Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

Autostart registry keys:
Related Files:


Virustotal = 13/61
MD5 = CA04B89A779B6C041DB3901C4A129E64
File Size: 60416
OriginalFilename: srvBrowserProtect.exe
FileDescription: srvBrowserProtect
InternalName: srvBrowserProtect.exe
LegalCopyright: Copyright c 2013

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