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Should I remove Browser Extensions?

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 #1,952
United States Rank #2,020
Reach 0.3974%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.81 days
348.33 days >
Average installed length: 183.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.8.8.11 2.13%
2.8.7.1 7.23%
2.8.6.4 0.04%
2.8.5.1 2.87%
2.8.4.1 1.38%
2.8.3.1 3.61%
2.8.2.2 0.30%
2.8.1 0.30%
2.8 5.88%
2.7 4.29%
2.6 9.71%
2.5 9.28%
2.4 18.01%
2.3 2.67%
2.2 15.84%
2.1 2.15%
2.0 5.56%
1.8 4.22%
1.7 1.81%
1.5 1.99%
1.4 0.72%

Browser Extensions

What is Browser Extensions?  (from Spigot)

The toolbar communicates with our servers from time to time to check for available software updates such as bug fixes, patches, enhanced functions and new versions. By installing the toolbar, you agree to automatically request and receive updates. When there is a material change to the reference notices or the toolbar ...  Read more

Overview

Browser Extensions is a software program developed by Spigot. The most common release is 2.4, 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named couponshelper.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,497,511 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 44% of users of Browser Extensions come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browser Extensions.
Coupons64.dll (a637e434ea3ef40445fdf30220fb3ddf) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.Win32.Widgi.81
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Spigot.57
ESET-NOD32 9.11417 Win64/Toolbar.Widgi.D potentially unwanted
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.05 PUP.Optional.Spigot.A
Coupons.dll (8c71e154fd1a6a73eb3809789949cf8e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Widgi.81
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Spigot.B
Sophos 4.98.0 Spigot Toolbar
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1028
CouponsHelper.exe (eba2ecc073dc1d51e95095c29d22b6a7) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.02.00 PUP/Win32.Toolbar
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Widgi.80
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Spigot.A

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spigot.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Browser Extensions\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Browser Extensions\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Extensions

Program executable:couponshelper.exe
Name:Browser Extensions
Browser Extensions Helper
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\browser extensions\couponshelper.exe
MD5:8fcc2ec3012c2e4ebbafbabe1f50db15
Additional files:
  • Button.exe - Browser Extensions (Browser Extensions for Internet Explorer)
  • Button64.exe
  • ButtonWrap.dll
  • ButtonWrap64.dll
  • (Malware detected) coupons.dll
  • Coupons64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Browser Extensions setup launcher
  • amazonsh_1.0.crx
  • be_1.0.crx
  • coupons_2.9.xpi
  • coupons_3.1.xpi
  • coupons_3.2.xpi
  • coupons_3.3.xpi
  • deh_1.0.crx
  • nta_1.0.crx
  • saamazon.xpi
  • saamazon_1.5.xpi
  • saamazon_1.6.xpi
  • saamazon_1.7.xpi
  • saamazon_1.8.xpi
  • saebay.xpi
  • saebay_1.5.xpi
  • saebay_1.6.xpi
  • saebay_1.7.xpi
  • saebay_1.8.xpi
  • sh_1.0.crx
  • startpage.xpi
  • startpage_2.1.xpi
  • startpage_2.2.xpi
  • startpage_2.3.xpi
  • startpage_2.4.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Coupons64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browser Extensions' with the class of {34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}.
  • Coupons.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browser Extensions' with the class of {34A0D84B-CDDC-4EC4-AFDD-4F1DDE1D14E5}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • CouponsHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Slick Savings' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Slick Savings\CouponsHelper.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CouponsHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Slick Savings' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Slick Savings\CouponsHelper.exe".

How do I remove Browser Extensions?

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Or, you can uninstall Browser Extensions 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 Extensions, 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 Extensions.
  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 Extensions you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.17%
Windows 8 35.20%
Windows Vista 5.27%
Windows XP 4.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.76%
Windows 8.1 19.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.96%
  Germany 10.53%
  United Kingdom 7.94%
  Canada 4.59%
  Australia 4.47%
  Italy 2.75%
  France 2.07%
  India 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Czech Republic 0.79%
  Spain 0.68%
  DK 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.86%
Acer 18.96%
Dell 18.50%
Toshiba 8.55%
ASUS 8.49%
Lenovo 5.13%
Samsung 4.15%
GIGABYTE 4.03%
Medion 1.92%
Intel 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.34%
ASUS All Series 4.49%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.64%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.39%

About (from Spigot, Inc.)

Keep your customers coming back and delight them with contextually relevant content and applications.
Publisher URL: www.spigot.com

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jhover a year ago
searchsettings.exe is another nasty piece of software that comes with spigot.