How to Uninstall Browser Defender

Browser Defender toolbar by ThreatExpert is an application that provides users with security ratings of websites on the Internet.

Browser Defender uses three ratings: green, red, and yellow to inform users if a website is safe or not.

A green rating means the website is safe to visit, a red rating mean the website is unsafe, and a yellow rating signifies that the website should be visited with caution.

In case you don’t need Browser Defender, then you can easily remove this application.

How to uninstall Browser Defender

The easiest way to uninstall Browser Defender is through the Windows built-in uninstaller tool, Add or Remove Programs.

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs and Features.
  2. Locate and select Browser Defender in the Currently installed programs list, and then click Uninstall.
  3. If User Account Control dialog box appears, click Yes.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation.

In most cases, you would be able to uninstall Browser Defender using this method. But sometimes (especially when Browser Defender is corrupt), you may come across a situation where you can’t uninstall Browser Defender using Add or Remove Programs.

If this is the case, then you can use either of the following methods to uninstall Browser Defender.

Uninstall Browser Defender using a professional uninstaller tool

If you are facing difficulty in uninstalling Browser Defender, then we recommend you use Perfect Uninstaller to remove this software.

Perfect Uninstaller is an easy-to-use professional Windows uninstaller tool which you can use to uninstall practically any software. This tool includes a Force Uninstall feature that you can use to uninstall Browser Defender or any other software (even when the software is corrupt).

Uninstall Browser Defender manually

Although you can uninstall Browser Defender manually, this approach is not typically recommended. The manual removal process requires you to delete certain files and registry entries. A mistake during the manual removal process, such as deletion of a wrong file or registry entry may do serious harm to your computer.

If you decide to uninstall manually Browser Defender, we recommend you first back up important files and set a restore point.

Next, perform the following steps to manually remove Browser Defender.

Step 1 – Terminate Browser Defender processes

Press Ctrl+Shft+Esc to open the Windows Task Manager window. Locate and terminate the following processes:

c:\program files\browser defender\PCTBDUpdate.exe
c:\program files\browser defender\BDTUpdateService.exe

Step 2 – Remove the Browser Defender files

Open Windows Explorer, and then locate and delete the following files:

c:\program files\browser defender\Utility.dll
c:\program files\browser defender\unins000.msg
c:\program files\browser defender\unins000.exe
c:\program files\browser defender\unins000.dat
c:\program files\browser defender\TR.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\TH.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\TC.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\SK.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\sites.dat
c:\program files\browser defender\SE.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\SC.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\RU.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\RO.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\PTBR.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\PT.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\PL.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
c:\program files\browser defender\PCTBDUpdate.exe
c:\program files\browser defender\NO.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\NL.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\KO.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\JP.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\IT.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\HU.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\hash.dat
c:\program files\browser defender\GR.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\FR.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\FI.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\ES.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\EN.xml
c:\program files\browser defender\DE.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\DbgHelp.dll
c:\program files\browser defender\DA.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\CZ.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\CR.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\config.xml
c:\program files\browser defender\BG.XML
c:\program files\browser defender\BDTUpdateService.exe
c:\program files\browser defender\BDTDom.dll

Step 3 – Remove Browser Defender folders

Open Windows Explorer and delete the following folders:

c:\program files\browser defender
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Browser Defender

Step 4 – Remove Browser Defender registry entries

Important: Make a registry backup before editing it, as this will allow you to restore the registry to its last working state if anything goes wrong. You may back up the registry manually or with the  help of a third-party registry maintenance software, such as RegGenie.

Open the Registry Editor window (to do this run the regedit command), locate and delete the following registry entries and values:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\bdtupdateservice.exe
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F94D9C45-A227-4173-8AC3-6D276B288D9A}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{5F496970-A084-440C-B4C9-857D5E76704C}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdbho
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdbho.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdbho.1\clsid
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdbho\clsid
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdbho\curver
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdtoolbar
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdtoolbar.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdtoolbar.1\clsid
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdtoolbar\clsid
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pctbrowserdefender.bdtoolbar\curver
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{175B7885-28AB-4D18-8773-7A13A99980A4}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F94D9C45-A227-4173-8AC3-6D276B288D9A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{5F496970-A084-440C-B4C9-857D5E76704C}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{175B7885-28AB-4D18-8773-7A13A99980A4}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\browser helper objects\{2a0f3d1b-0909-4ff4-b272-609cce6054e7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\{e385fd0d-c375-426e-a980-c6c0c2017958}\LocalService
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\bdtupdateservice.exe\appid
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\pctbrowserdefender.dll\appid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\displayname
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\displayversion
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\helplink
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\inno setup: app path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\inno setup: icon group
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\inno setup: setup version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\inno setup: user
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\installdate
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\installlocation
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\nomodify
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\norepair
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\publisher
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\quietuninstallstring
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\uninstallstring
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\urlinfoabout
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall\browser defender_is1\urlupdateinfo

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