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Should I remove Web Browser Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.0.33 60.00%
7.0.30.0 40.00%

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Web Browser Search

What is Web Browser Search?

Make The Web Better's Web Browser Search toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.

From the EULA: "Most of the Software is configured to report back information automatically relating to computer errors arising in connection with use of the Software, without notice to you. Information on your Software configuration settings may be included. This data is sent to us to help diagnose performance issues with, and improve, the Software. If you choose to allow the Software to change your default search setting, this will change the search setting in both the browser search box and the browser address bar."

About  (from AOL)

The software may automatically download and install updates from time to time. Updates may include new features, enhancements to current features, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new services or completely replace the software with a new version of the same software. You authorize us to deliver and install aut...  Read more
Overview

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AOL, Inc
URL: slirsredirect.search.aol.com/redirector/sredir?sredir=200007
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\web browser search\ie
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Web Browser Search\IE\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Browser Search

Program executable:wbsProtection.exe
Name:Web Browser Search Protection
Path:C:\Program Files\web browser search\ie\wbsProtection.exe
MD5:5f5553547280d95218ed05a93a4a1c62
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • WbsChrome.exe
  • WbsFirefox.exe

How do I remove Web Browser Search?

Quickly and completely remove Web Browser Search 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 Web Browser Search 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 Web Browser Search, 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 Web Browser Search.
  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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 20%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
128.85
Days

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Sony 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
Sony VPCS13DGX 20.00%
eMachines EL1852G 20.00%
Dell Studio 1555 20.00%
ASUSTeK K53E 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5253 20.00%

About AOL

America Online develops, grows, and invests in brands and sites.
Publisher URL: corp.aol.com

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