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Today I've ran Task Manager and saw suspicious activity of sc.exe and conhost.exe.
I run ProcMon.exe and I saw that sc.exe was started by BrowserProtect.exe which is located in this folder:
I didn't install it and I want to remove it.
I tried to delete it but I couldn't, because it was being used by WinInit.exe.
I know that I can delete it using bootable CD/DVD/USB device, but currently I have none of them with me.

How can I delete it manually?

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What you are doing can damage Windows if you don't know what you are doing. It is not the correct way to remove a program. That program appears to be anti-Highjack software for all browsers. Have you tried to uninstall it from the Control Panel? Also, have you ran any malware/spyware scans to know it is malicious? – CharlieRB Feb 6 '13 at 16:51
The file is connected to PerformerSoft LLC. Sounds like you installed adware on your computer. Do a clean boot. – Ramhound Feb 6 '13 at 17:02
I've the same problem. @CharlieRB I've tried to uninstall it from Control Panel and from it's Uninstall.exe. It simply removes it's name from installed-programs list, but doesn't remove it's files. And if i try Uninstall.exe, it doesn't seem to run. – Searush Feb 6 '13 at 21:03
Did you try deleting it in Safe Mode? I also suggest running MalwareBytes and see if it detects anything. – Karan Feb 8 '13 at 1:25
I couldn't delete it in safe mode. Also I've Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 with latest bases, but it tells me there's no virus. – Jet Feb 8 '13 at 21:50
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Try Unlocker or Sysinternals' Handle.exe. They helped me many times.

Run them as administrator and try to stop Wininit.exe's access to that file.
Also get privileges of that file from file Properties.
After doing these you'll probably be able to delete that file.

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Thanks, it helped me. I was using them without running them as administrator. – Jet Feb 19 '13 at 13:47

BrowserProtect.exe is a suspicious program, but you can remove it like a standard program. Go into Remove Programs and Uninstall Browser Manager. You'll have to complete a captcha to complete the uninstall.

Description of the program is here.

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I did it first of all. It only removed its name from installed programs list, but didn't remove itself and its files. – Jet Feb 9 '13 at 23:57

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