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Should I remove IePluginService?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,875
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.29 days
252.77 days >
Average installed length: 132.81 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is IePluginService?

IePluginService is an adware (advertising supported) web browser application that is designed to display banner ads as well as contextual link ads (such as hyperlinks the user will see underlined). The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software on the user's computer.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named pluginservice.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 510.61 KB (522,865 bytes). The installed file PluginUpdate.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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in IePluginService.
pluginservice.exe (01c611cd008f8ed382dd78a761042115) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Elex.40
ESET-NOD32 8.9704 a variant of Win32/ELEX.AD
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11833 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.176.11833 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.IePluginService.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!01C611CD008F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!01C611CD008F
Sophos 4.98 Elex
IePluginService has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove IePluginService12.27.0.3413.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\documents and settings\all users\datos de programa\iepluginservice
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Datos de programa\IePluginService\PluginService.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 510.61 KB

Program filesFiles installed by IePluginService12.27.0.3413

Program executable:pluginservice.exe (Malware detected)
Name:IePlugin control
IePlugin Service
Path:C:\documents and settings\all users\datos de programa\iepluginservice\pluginservice.exe
Additional files:
  • PluginUpdate.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PluginService.exe runs as a service named 'IePlugin Service' (IePluginService) "IePlugin service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000444777%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002908%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001540%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:39,710
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12.37 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove IePluginService?

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Or, you can uninstall IePluginService 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 IePluginService12.27.0.3413, 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 IePluginService.
  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 8 46%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 46.15%
Windows 7 44.23%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 9.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.57% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 19.57%
  Germany 10.87%
  United States 8.70%
  Netherlands 8.70%
  DK 8.70%
  Italy 8.70%
  France 6.52%
  Poland 6.52%
  Greece 4.35%
  Spain 4.35%
  Thailand 2.17%
  Taiwan 2.17%
  Switzerland 2.17%
  Sweden 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.81%
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
ASUS 9.52%
Dell 9.52%
Sony 7.14%
Toshiba 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
MSI 2.38%
Compaq 2.38%
Common models
Compal QAL51 2.27%
ASUSTeK S500CA 2.27%
ASUSTeK P1801 2.27%
TOSHIBA dynabook T552/47G... 2.27%
Positivo Informatica SA H... 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6000 (RR397... 2.27%


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