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What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,195
United States Rank #1,074
Reach 0.3803%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.32 days
24.84 days >
Average installed length: 13.05 days


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Browser Address Error Redirector

What is Browser Address Error Redirector?

Google has partnerships with computer hardware makers like Dell or Gateway to set the default search and the homepage to Google on new computers. By default, if you type a non-existent address in Internet Explorer's address bar, you're sent to a special Microsoft homepage that suggests some related links. Google decided this is a lucrative feature, so they install a Browser Address Error Redirector that replaces Microsoft's redirects. This page is meant to provide you with helpful related content, including web search results and paid advertisements, based on the meaning of the web address/keyword query that you typed. This program can be uninstalled from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs. Look for the application named "Browser Address Error Redirector". Older versions may be called "GoogleAFE".


Browser Address Error Redirector is a software program developed by Dell. It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BAE.dll. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 628 KB (643,072 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 82% of users of Browser Address Error Redirector come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{62230596-37E5-4618-A329-0D21F529A86F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 628 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Address Error Redirector

Program module:BAE.dll
Name:Browser Address Error Redirector
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\BAE.dll
Additional files:
  • BAE.dll - Browser Address Error Redirector
  • de32.exe (by Banxia Software Ltd) - Decision Explorer (Decision Explorer COPE)
  • deinterface.dll (by Banxia Software Ltd) - Decision Explorer COM interface
  • deintro2.exe
  • modelinstall.exe - Setup Program

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BAE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CBrowserHelperObject Object' with the class of {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} (Browser Address Error Redirector).

How do I remove Browser Address Error Redirector?

Quickly and completely remove Browser Address Error Redirector from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Browser Address Error Redirector 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 Browser Address Error Redirector, 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 Browser Address Error Redirector.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browser Address Error Redirector you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 80%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 86.22%
Windows 7 10.87%
Windows XP 2.53%
Windows 8 0.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 13.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.90%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.91%
Windows Vista Business 2.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.47%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Canada 2.60%
  Germany 1.57%
  Japan 1.52%
  France 1.03%
  Australia 0.88%
  Brazil 0.74%
  Spain 0.64%
  Netherlands 0.39%
  Belgium 0.29%
  Ireland 0.29%
  Italy 0.29%
  Sweden 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.46%
Hewlett-Packard 0.15%
Acer 0.08%
ASUS 0.08%
Gateway 0.08%
Intel 0.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 17.41%
Dell Inspiron 1525 16.14%
Dell Inspiron 530s 9.73%
Dell Dell XPS420 5.85%
Dell Inspiron 531 5.38%
Dell Inspiron 1720 5.22%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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