What is Browser_Broker.exe? Is it Safe?

So while looking into the Processes section of Task Manager, you came across a suspicious-sounding program named Browser Broker.exe running in the background that you are skeptical about. Well, you should be because it could be a Malicious program or some dangerous program hiding under a name similar to the system processes. But, to cut the long story short, let me tell you that it is a Microsoft program and is 100% safe.


Now let's dive into the depth of the Browser_Broker.exe program and see what it is and why is it there?

What is Browser_Broker.exe?

Browser_Broker.exe is part of the Microsoft Edge Browser which is launched as a direct child process by svcghost.exe(a program that implements shared service processes, where many services can share a process to reduce resource consumption). Under the Processes tab, it runs under Microsoft Edge and ensures the smooth functioning of the Microsoft Edge browser. 

Note: Browser_Broker.exe activates when the Edge browser is running. 

Is Browser_Broker a virus?

Since the browser broker is an executable(.exe) program component of Microsoft Edge that aids in the functioning of the Microsoft Edge browser so it is 100% safe to have it on your PC. But, there might be a chance that a malicious program could be hiding under the name of the Browser Broker program. Also, if the process is consuming a large part of memory then it should be checked for its authenticity and safety.

How to check if the Browser_Broker.exe program is safe or not?

It is necessary to check the authenticity of the Browser Broker program on your computer and to check it follow the following steps:

  1. Go to Task the manager and look for the Browser_Broker.exe program under the Processes tab.
  2. Right-click on the Browser_Broker.exe program and select the Open file location option.
  3. If this takes you to the C:\Windows\System32 file location then it is safe.


You can scan your computer for any malicious programs with any antivirus or windows defender. Also, to scan the program you can upload the program to any online scanner website that scans the program for any threats. 

Should you keep the Browser_Broker.exe program on your computer?

As long as it is safe then it is not advised to remove this program because removing this program can affect the smooth functioning of this program. 

We hope this article helped you to clear your doubts about Browser_Broker.exe. 

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