(Solved!) Here is how to remove "SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD" virus manually: Step by step "SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD" Removal Guide

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SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD is reported and classified as malicious program (malware).
SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD from infected computers.

How SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD got on your computer?

Phishing is the most common way for malware to infect computers.
It could be a fake email message that appears to be originated from Microsoft Customer Service, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, or even your bank or insurance company.
Fake emails that appear to come from the police, the FBI and other government entities were also reported.

SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins.
If this is the case, SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site.

SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD can be distributed with legitimate software that is repackaged by the scammers.
It could be downloaded from warez Web sites or download archives.

How do you know you have SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD on my computer?

SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut.
SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD hides its existence from your eyes.

You have 2 ways to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD:

You have 2 ways

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

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
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Here’s how to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus automatically:

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STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD 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_OLD 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_OLD in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus from running processes

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus from running processes

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

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus from Windows services

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD 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_OLD from scheduled task list.

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

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

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus from Windows registry

Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD virus from Windows registry

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

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

STEP 8: Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SRVBROWSERPROTECT.EXE_OLD 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.

Related Files:


Virustotal = 12/64
MD5 = 30EB3A46B230CE2C77E45E7AF0FD9932
File Size: 105472
OriginalFilename: srvBrowserProtect.exe
FileDescription: srvBrowserProtect
InternalName: srvBrowserProtect.exe
LegalCopyright: Copyright c 2013

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