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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #925
United States Rank #18,083
Reach 0.8730%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.18 days
595.35 days >
Average installed length: 312.81 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.112 1.09%
4.0.110 8.71%
3.7.109 0.08%
3.6.108 3.78%
3.6.107 0.41%
3.6.106 4.99%
3.5.105 0.01%
3.5.104 0.40%
3.0.99 0.16%
3.0.98 0.02%
3.0.95 0.96%
3.0.104 0.01%
171 0.01%
170 0.06%
169 0.10%
168 1.12%
167 0.17%
166 0.03%
164 0.43%
163 0.01%
162 0.03%
161 1.28%
160 2.68%
159 0.16%
158 0.42%
157 9.18%
156 0.96%
155 7.05%
154 1.72%
153 3.93%
152 1.34%
151 0.08%
150 1.69%
143 10.46%
142 1.33%
141 14.33%
140 0.71%
139 14.26%
138 1.12%
137 1.20%
136 0.83%
135 2.70%
132 0.01%

AntiBrowserSpy

What is AntiBrowserSpy?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

More and more browser manufacturers are integrating features into their browsers that are sending private data of their users back home. Sometimes, this data consists of a unique ID that allows identifying a user, sometimes it is a URL of a website that you visit. Google Chrome and the new Internet Explorer 8 have been...  Read more

Overview

AntiBrowserSpy is a program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most used version is 141, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is antibrowserspy.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 57.39 MB (60,181,976 bytes). AbUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 94% of users of AntiBrowserSpy come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 57.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AntiBrowserSpy

Program executable:antibrowserspy.exe
Name:AntiBrowserSpy
Path:C:\Program Files\antibrowserspy\antibrowserspy.exe
MD5:d39d93bd7c33946d2e190c939ba56853
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • XDMessaging.dll (by TheCodeKing) - TheCodeKing.Net.Messaging (XDMessaging Library)
  • CloseGoogleUpdateService.exe - CloseGoogleUpdateService
  • AntiBrowserSpyResources.dll - AntiBrowserSpyResources
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe - SocialBlock-ProxyCheck
  • AntiBrowserSpyLibrary.dll - AntiBrowserSpyLibrary
  • IndexDatFileDeleter.exe - IndexDatFileDeleter
  • AbAutostartManager.dll - AbAutostartManager
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • AbProcessManager.dll - AbProcessManager
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll (by Ascora) - AbSettingsKeeper
  • ChromeIdCleaner.exe - ChromeIdCleaner
  • AbStartManager.dll - AbStartManager
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • WpfAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - WpfAnimatedGif
  • AbCommonsWPF.dll - AbCommonsWPF
  • AbFlexTrans.dll - AbFlexTrans
  • BrowserMask.exe - BrowserMask
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • AbSettings.dll - AbSettings
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • GuiUtils.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - GuiUtils
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • AbApi.dll - AbApi
  • AbGui.dll - AbGui
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe
  • closeapp.exe
  • converter.exe
  • itextsharp.dll - iTextSharp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AntiBrowserSpy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAB7AA93-E7EF-43AD-A634-172122916552}' (runs on registration).
  • BrowserMask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AntiBrowserSpy'.
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IEProxyCheck'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • BrowserMask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AntiBrowserSpy - BrowserMask.
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IEProxyCheck.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • BrowserMask.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AntiBrowserSpy - BrowserMask' and executes as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\BrowserMask.exe.
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IE' and executes as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe.
  • AntiBrowserSpy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AntiBrowserSpy' and executes as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\AntiBrowserSpy.exe.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • BrowserMask.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AntiBrowserSpy - BrowserMask' which loads as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\BrowserMask.exe.
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IEProxyCheck' which loads as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe Path=C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy.
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IE' which loads as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe'.

How do I remove AntiBrowserSpy?

Quickly and completely remove AntiBrowserSpy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AntiBrowserSpy from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AntiBrowserSpy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AntiBrowserSpy.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.95%
Windows 8 22.04%
Windows Vista 7.59%
Windows XP 5.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.08%
Windows 8.1 11.71%
Windows 7 Professional 9.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.62% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 93.62%
  Austria 1.83%
  United States 0.72%
  United Kingdom 0.57%
  Switzerland 0.52%
  France 0.41%
  Netherlands 0.30%
  Spain 0.26%
  Czech Republic 0.24%
  Luxembourg 0.18%
  Belgium 0.13%
  Italy 0.13%
  Poland 0.13%
  Australia 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 38.89%
Acer 22.09%
Hewlett-Packard 8.80%
Dell 7.52%
ASUS 6.76%
GIGABYTE 6.03%
Lenovo 2.16%
Samsung 1.83%
Intel 1.77%
Sahara 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.51%
Toshiba 1.11%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.39%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 6.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.66%
MEDION MS-7797 3.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.31%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net

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