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Should I remove PicBadges?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #48,403
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.39 days
1102.91 days >
Average installed length: 579.50 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is PicBadges?

PicBadges is a potentially unwanted program that runs in the user's web browser as a toolbar and/or web extension depending on the browser.


PicBadges is a program developed by PicBadges.com. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is PicBadgesGui.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 5.14 MB (5,389,057 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 84% of users of PicBadges come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Israel.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\picbadges
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PicBadges\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PicBadges

Program executable:PicBadgesGui.exe
PicBadges exe
Path:C:\Program Files\picbadges\PicBadgesGui.exe
Additional files:
  • PicBadges.dll - PicBadges (PicBadges BHO)
  • PicBadges-bg.exe - PicBadges exe
  • PicBadgesGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - PicBadges Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PicBadges.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PicBadges' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111561186} (CrossriderApp0015686).

How do I remove PicBadges?

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Or, you can uninstall PicBadges 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 PicBadges, 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 PicBadges.
  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 PicBadges you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 13%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.21%
  Germany 5.26%
  Israel 5.26%
  Sweden 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.57%
Dell 28.57%
Sony 14.29%
MSI 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
Top Victory Electronics ,... 12.50%
Sony VPCEE41FX 12.50%
Micro-Star MS-7549 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 12.50%
Dell Latitude D620 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 1720 12.50%


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