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Should I remove Download Guard for Internet Explorer?

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57% remove it43% keep it
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Download Guard for Internet Explorer


Download Guard for Internet Explorer is a program developed by Lavasoft. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is download guard for internet explorer.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 7.83 MB (8,212,286 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 83% of users of Download Guard for Internet Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Download Guard for Internet Explorer
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\{CCE9E666-4D7C-4946-A98B-CFDE0A0C1706}\Download Guard for Internet Explorer.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=F
Estimated size: 7.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Download Guard for Internet Explorer

Program executable:download guard for internet explorer.exe
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\{cce9e666-4d7c-4946-a98b-cfde0a0c1706}\download guard for internet explorer.exe
Additional files:
  • DownloadGuardBHO.dll - Download Guard for Internet Explorer (Enables Ad-Aware scanning for IE)
  • DownloadGuard.exe - Download Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • DownloadGuardBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DownloadGuardBHO Class' with the class of {20C1A7F0-528E-444F-BAC5-5804A61CCA7F} (DownloadGuardBHO).

How do I remove Download Guard for Internet Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove Download Guard for Internet Explorer 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 Download Guard for Internet Explorer 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 Download Guard for Internet Explorer, 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 Download Guard for Internet Explorer.
  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 Download Guard for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8 7%
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows Vista 21.43%
Windows 8 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8 7.14%
Windows Vista Business 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Germany 3.33%
  Israel 3.33%
  Philippines 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 30.00%
Acer 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7042 8.33%
HP-Pavilion GC673AA-ABA m... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook ... 8.33%
HP Compaq 6530b (FP567PA#... 8.33%
Gigabyte P35-DS3 8.33%

About Lavasoft

Lavasoft is a development company that produces anti-spyware software, most known for Ad-Aware.
Publisher URL: www.lavasoft.com


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