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Should I remove Spark?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
34% remove it66% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,713
United States Rank #21,611
Reach 0.1279%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.70 days
109.25 days >
Average installed length: 57.40 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
43.22.1000.452 0.50%
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26.5.9999.3511 0.45%
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26.5.9999.3313 1.34%
26.4.9999.1900 20.57%
26.4.9999.1849 0.72%
26.4.9999.1836 11.82%
26.4.9999.1827 0.28%
26.4.9999.1822 1.11%
26.4.9999.1819 1.06%
26.3.9999.1648 11.71%
26.3.9999.1646 0.78%
74 versions

Spark

What is Spark?

Spark Browser from Baidu is a Chromium (Chrome) based web browser that contains a number of built in features such as video downloading and torrent software.

About  (from Baidu)

The Internet at your fingertips. Download torrents directly from your browser. There‚Äôs no need for any other torrent download tools anymore! Download online video and MP3 sources to your computer. Forget about switching between tabs to find what you were watching. With Baidu Spark Browser, you can enjoy any video in it...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 26.4.9999.1900, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named spark.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 102.71 MB (107,703,425 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: en.browser.baidu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\baidu\spark
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 102.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spark

Program executable:spark.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\baidu\spark\spark.exe
MD5:be6d1c87c58f47996035b22380ee9786
Additional files:
  • BaiduDefragFiles.exe - Spark
  • Uninstall.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • baidu_dumper.exe - Spark dumper
  • old_Spark.exe
  • SparkDialog.exe - Spark Dialog
  • sparkservice.exe - Spark Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Spark.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7EEFE816-9884-4615-98E8-92785E8FE3CE}' (runs on registration).
  • new_Spark.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{39E63974-65FC-4D6D-B80E-E9106140CCEB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BaiduDefragFiles.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Defrag.
Service
  • sparkservice.exe runs as a service named 'Spark Browser Service' (SparkSvc) "Spark Browser Service".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Spark.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HKCU' and executes as C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\Spark.exe.
  • BaiduDefragFiles.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Defrag' and executes as "C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\BaiduDefragFiles.exe" AutoStart 1.
  • new_Spark.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_63C0D4DEA46D2FE7F546B672C8062824' and executes as "C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\Spark.exe" --no-startup-window.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BaiduDefragFiles.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Defrag' which loads as "C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\BaiduDefragFiles.exe" AutoStart 1.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Spark.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spark Browser\Spark\Spark.exe'.
  • baidu_dumper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spark Browser\Spark\baidu_dumper.exe'.
  • new_Spark.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Adel\Bureau\Spark\Spark.exe'.

How do I remove Spark?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 34%
Keep it 66%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.78%
Windows 8 25.03%
Windows XP 6.08%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.88%
Windows 7 Professional 10.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.94%
Windows 8 Pro 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.75% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 24.75%
  Egypt 13.76%
  IQ 11.98%
  MA 8.95%
  Thailand 6.91%
  DZ 6.45%
  Saudi Arabia 4.41%
  United States 3.88%
  Indonesia 2.57%
  TN 1.84%
  India 1.05%
  United Arab Emirates 0.99%
  United Kingdom 0.79%
  Portugal 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.55%
Acer 21.37%
Dell 20.49%
GIGABYTE 10.64%
Lenovo 6.60%
ASUS 5.98%
Samsung 5.89%
Toshiba 5.10%
Intel 0.88%
Sahara 0.79%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.55%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 4.32%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.17%
Positivo Positivo M... 3.42%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.98%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.68%

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