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Should I remove Browser Helper Object?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,610
Reach 0.0288%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.79 days
849.30 days >
Average installed length: 446.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4 100.00%

Browser Helper Object

What is Browser Helper Object?

Both Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are able to load extensions known as Browser Helper Objects (BHOs). It is a a small program that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. This is part of various APC products.

Overview

It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.26 MB (2,367,778 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browser Helper Object
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browser Helper Object\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Browser Helper Object\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 2.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Helper Object

  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • lua5.1.dll
  • IEAddon.dll
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • IEAddon.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IEAddonBHO Class' with the class of {47B614AF-B4CC-485B-B331-BE26F02ED4CC} (BHO).

How do I remove Browser Helper Object?

Quickly and completely remove Browser Helper Object 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 Helper Object 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 Helper Object, 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 Helper Object.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browser Helper Object you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#12,610

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.76%
Windows XP 13.12%
Windows Vista 8.17%
Windows 8 4.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.18%
Windows 7 Starter 9.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.96%
Windows 7 Professional 5.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.13% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 48.13%
  Italy 21.45%
  Spain 11.72%
  France 8.48%
  Mexico 3.49%
  United Kingdom 2.74%
  Argentina 1.25%
  United States 1.25%
  Canada 0.50%
  Germany 0.50%
  Iran 0.25%
  Turkey 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 34.52%
Hewlett-Packard 23.35%
Dell 12.18%
Samsung 9.64%
ASUS 7.61%
Intel 3.05%
Lenovo 3.05%
GIGABYTE 2.54%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Toshiba 2.03%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 8.28%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 3.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.96%
Itautec S.A. Infoway 2.96%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 2.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.37%

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