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Should I remove Browser Configuration Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,504
United States Rank #4,085
Reach 0.2884%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.13 days
475.76 days >
Average installed length: 249.98 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.18.0 44.92%
1.0.10.0 31.89%
1.0.4.9 20.32%
0.0.7.0 1.90%
0.0.4.0 0.96%

Browser Configuration Utility

What is Browser Configuration Utility?

Browser Configuration Utility Address Bar Search Hook Addin is an Internet Explorer URL search hook that redirects search results when an address or search keyword is entered into the web browser.

About  (from DeviceVM)

The Browser Configuration Utility is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, powerful search engine." and "In the Address Bar of either Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8, type the string of characters you want to search for, then press the %3CEnter%3E key. The default Address Bar search engine is Yandex (for Russian), Baidu (for S...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.1.18.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It plugs into Internet Explorer in the form of a URL search hook (determines the protocol of a URL address if not entered by the user). The primary executable is named BCU.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.76 MB (2,898,305 bytes).
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.splashtop.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A2F991E7-DDCD-42B7-AFEC-47789A099FDC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.76 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Configuration Utility

Program executable:BCU.exe
Name:Browser Configuration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe
MD5:fb309a962eacd8d104225ca857614412
Additional files:
  • AddressBarSearch.dll - Browser Configuration Utility (Browser Configuration Utility Address Bar Search Hook Addin)
  • AddressBarSearch64.dll
  • BCU.exe
  • BCUMsg.exe - Browser Configuration Utility Message Boxes
  • BCUService.exe - Browser Configuration Utility Auto-recovery Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • AddressBarSearch.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SearchHook Class' with a class of {BC86E1AB-EDA5-4059-938F-CE307B0C6F0A} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Service
  • BCUService.exe runs as a service named 'Browser Configuration Utility Service' (BCUService) "This service performs auto-recovery for Browser Configuration Utility.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BCU.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BCU' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BCU.exe
Memory:21.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019824010%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00085162%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00113078%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:2
70 average
BCUService.exe
Memory:618 KB
Total CPU:0.0000503493%
Kernel CPU:0.00004098%
User CPU:0.00000937%

How do I remove Browser Configuration Utility?

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Or, you can uninstall Browser Configuration Utility 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 Configuration Utility, 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 Configuration Utility.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browser Configuration Utility you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,504

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.33%
Windows XP 17.82%
Windows 8 4.13%
Windows Vista 2.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.01%
Windows 7 Professional 17.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.63%
  Iran 8.37%
  Germany 7.61%
  Australia 4.00%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  France 3.79%
  Egypt 3.77%
  Taiwan 3.75%
  Israel 3.34%
  Canada 2.48%
  Poland 1.78%
  Japan 1.72%
  Italy 1.53%
  Spain 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 77.55%
Acer 8.21%
ASUS 5.55%
Dell 3.91%
Hewlett-Packard 3.32%
Samsung 0.55%
Alienware 0.47%
Lenovo 0.44%
Common models
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 6.48%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 5.46%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.76%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 4.14%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 3.32%
Gigabyte P55-USB3 3.20%

About DeviceVM

Splashtop's (used to be known as DeviceVM) first product, named Splashtop OS, is an ‘instant-on’ Linux-based computing platform designed for fast, efficient computing.
Publisher URL: www.splashtop.com

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