77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove PriceSparrow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,984
United States Rank #22,503
Reach 0.0213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.12 days
327.95 days >
Average installed length: 172.31 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4.17 1.68%
1.4.9 98.32%

PriceSparrow

What is PriceSparrow?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

Overview

The most common release is 1.4.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named pricesparrow.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 531.5 KB (544,256 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pricesparrow\firefox\chrome\content\icons\pricesparrow
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3F2DC1E7-A56F-49D8-B0CF-DB2300594497}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 531.5 KB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by PriceSparrow

Program module:pricesparrow.dll
Name:PriceSparrow
PriceSparrow 1.4.9 (c) Ciuvo GmbH
Path:C:\Program Files\pricesparrow\internet explorer\pricesparrow.dll
MD5:f202a82e6e0c542dec47603bf2b6f54a

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pricesparrow.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PriceSparrow' with the class of {3F2DC1E7-A56F-49D8-B0CF-DB2300594497} (pricesparrowBHO).

How do I remove PriceSparrow?

Quickly and completely remove PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow 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 PriceSparrow, 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 PriceSparrow.
  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 PriceSparrow you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#14,984

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.89%
Windows 8 25.08%
Windows XP 6.35%
Windows Vista 2.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.44%
Windows 8.1 13.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.59%
Windows 7 Professional 11.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.10% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.10%
  United States 17.25%
  Hungary 9.27%
  United Kingdom 7.99%
  Netherlands 4.79%
  Austria 2.88%
  France 2.56%
  Canada 2.24%
  Italy 1.60%
  Australia 1.28%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Switzerland 0.96%
  Russia 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.84%
Medion 16.56%
Hewlett-Packard 15.29%
GIGABYTE 10.19%
ASUS 10.19%
Dell 7.64%
Lenovo 6.37%
Intel 3.82%
MSI 1.91%
Toshiba 1.91%
Apple 1.27%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.98%
ASUS All Series 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
Acer Aspire 7540 1.71%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.71%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 1.71%

comments1 comment

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XXXover a year ago
Also infect mozilla firefox!