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Ecosia Plugin 1.0


Ecosia Plugin 1.0 is a software program developed by Ecosia. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named ecosia.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,097,901 bytes). The installed file update.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 50% of users of Ecosia Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and France.
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ecosia\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ecosia\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ecosia Plugin 1.0

Program module:ecosia.dll
Name:Ecosia Plugin
Path:C:\Program Files\Ecosia\ecosia.dll
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • update.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ecosia.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ecosia Class' with the class of {155989C5-5EEB-4cc7-957A-C034F45E2AA0} (Ecosia Plugin).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ecosia.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ecosia Search' with the class of {C8F48FC8-3CA1-42B9-8609-F75D7C8B4493}.

How do I remove Ecosia Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Ecosia Plugin 1.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ecosia Plugin 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 Ecosia Plugin 1.0, 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 Ecosia Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ecosia Plugin 1.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8 14%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows Vista 28.57%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Belgium 20.00%
  France 20.00%
  Netherlands 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 60.00%
Dell 40.00%
Common models
Dell Studio 1737 20.00%
Acer Aspire M5500 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5740 20.00%
Acer Aspire 4810T 20.00%


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