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Should I remove Spark Browser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,397
United States Rank #43,973
Reach 0.0181%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.40 days
100.22 days >
Average installed length: 52.66 days


33.9 Preview 7.48%
33.8.1001.254 0.79%
33.8.1001.248 2.76%
33.8 Preview 14.96%
33.7 Preview 1.57%
33.11 Preview 37.80%
33.10 Preview 27.95%
26.5 Preview 6.69%

Spark Browser

What is Spark Browser?  (from Baidu)

Baidu Spark Browser is a blazing-fast, free Web browser with an intuitive interface and tons of useful tools built in. It's based on the Chromium platform, which makes it speedy, lightweight and customizable. Spark features its own built-in torrent client, a media download tool for saving fun videos and audio to your c...  Read more


Spark Browser is a program developed by Baidu. The most used version is 33.11 preview, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 124.06 MB (130,088,442 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 20% of users of Spark Browser come from Brazil, it is also popular in Egypt and IQ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: en.browser.baidu.com
Help link: en.browser.baidu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\baidu\spark
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 124.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spark Browser

  • baidu_dumper.exe - Spark (Spark dumper)
  • old_Spark.exe
  • poptips.exe - spark
  • sparkdestop.exe
  • sparkdoctor.exe
  • sparkservice.exe
  • pdf.dll - Chrome PDF Viewer
  • bavcommon.dll - Baidu Antivirus (Baidu Antivirus Common Lib)
  • bavqu.dll - Baidu Antivirus BavQu
  • log.dll - Baidu Antivirus Log Library
  • bddesktoptip.exe
  • bdcommon.dll
  • bddownload.dll
  • bdextappmgr.dll
  • bdlogicmain.dll
  • bdmainui.dll
  • bdmessui.dll
  • bdstartlogic.dll
  • bdstatreport.dll
  • bdstorage.dll
  • browsercore.dll
  • crashreport.exe - Baidu (Baidu Bug Reporter)
  • crashul.exe - Baidu Antivirus BavCrashUL
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors)
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project)
  • libegl.dll
  • libglesv2.dll
  • p2p_service_dll.dll
  • serviceplugin.dll
  • spark.exe
  • bdaccount.dll
  • bddataconverter.exe
  • bddoctor.dll
  • bdminiopenssl.dll
  • bdtray.exe
  • bdupdateui.dll
  • bdutil.exe
  • bdxctrl.dll
  • bdxui.dll
  • btengine.dll
  • hottoday.exe
  • localhostinfo.dll
  • p2squery.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • pdf.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'pdf.dll'.
Scheduled Task
  • old_Spark.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{39E63974-65FC-4D6D-B80E-E9106140CCEB}' (runs on registration).
  • sparkservice.exe runs as a service named 'Baidu Spark Service' (SparkSvc) "Baidu Spark Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • old_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.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • bdtray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\baidu\Baidu Browser\bdtray.exe'.
  • spark.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\baidu\Spark\Spark.exe'.
  • baidu_dumper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spark Browser\Spark\baidu_dumper.exe'.
  • CrashUL.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\baidu\SparkSafe\CrashUL.exe'.
  • old_Spark.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Adel\Bureau\Spark\Spark.exe'.

How do I remove Spark Browser?

Quickly and completely remove Spark Browser 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 Browser 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 Browser, 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 Browser.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Spark Browser you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.93%
Windows 8 26.77%
Windows XP 5.91%
Windows Vista 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.32%
Windows 7 Professional 12.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.95%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.31% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 20.31%
  Egypt 17.24%
  IQ 9.58%
  United States 7.66%
  Saudi Arabia 6.90%
  DZ 6.51%
  Thailand 6.51%
  Indonesia 3.07%
  MA 2.68%
  TN 1.92%
  Japan 1.53%
  JO 1.53%
  LY 1.15%
  United Arab Emirates 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.54%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Dell 17.90%
Lenovo 10.49%
ASUS 6.17%
Toshiba 6.17%
Samsung 5.56%
Sony 0.62%
Common models
LENOVO 20157 6.02%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.01%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.26%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 2.26%


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