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Should I remove BrowserSync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,053
United States Rank #20,731
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.41 days
366.00 days >
Average installed length: 192.31 days


1.0 100.00%


What is BrowserSync?

From the EULA: "The Website offers syncing your browser settings in exchange for you downloading software. The Service allows the Company to display a restricted amount of advertisements on your website browser, including but not limited to in-text, pop-up, banners and interstitial advertisements. You have the right to uninstall the software and stop the Service at any time."

About  (from BrowserSync)

BrowserSync will highlight and underline keywords which you may be interested in. It will automatically link them to cool sites improving your browser experience by helping you better navigate and find great deals. BrowserSync is a powerful tool that makes easy to find great content and the best deals on the web. The s...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 BrowserSyncSetup.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 15.14 MB (15,880,668 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BrowserSync.
BrowserSyncSetup.exe (937ea5f942e7f3c9ebdf13ffbe8ecb93) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir BDS/Backdoor.Gen
Symantec 10/7/2013 rev. 2 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

URL: browsersync.us
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\BrowserSync\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\BrowserSync\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BrowserSync

Program executable:BrowserSyncSetup.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • BrowserSyncSetup.exe - Setup
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unzip.exe
  • wget.exe
  • zip.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • BrowserSyncSetup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserSync' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\BrowserSync\BrowserSyncSetup.exe"repair update startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wget.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PCDApp\wget.exe'.

How do I remove BrowserSync?

Quickly and completely remove BrowserSync from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall BrowserSync 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 BrowserSync, 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 BrowserSync.
  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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.89%
Windows 8 15.56%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 4.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8 4.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.28%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Germany 1.39%
  Croatia 1.39%
  Canada 1.39%
  Saudi Arabia 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 26.19%
Acer 14.29%
Lenovo 11.90%
Toshiba 9.52%
ASUS 4.76%
Sony 2.38%
Common models
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.55%
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TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.27%


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