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Should I remove avast! Ad Blocker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,588
United States Rank #3,136
Reach 0.3065%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.36 days
276.08 days >
Average installed length: 145.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

avast! Ad Blocker

What is avast! Ad Blocker?  (from AVAST Software)

avast! Ad Blocker blocks all annoying ads on the web by default: video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.

Overview

avast! Ad Blocker is a software program developed by AVAST Software. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,138,688 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 37% of users of avast! Ad Blocker come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avast software\avast! ad blocker ie
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{021C6667-63D3-4416-B537-865E77F4DF4F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by avast! Ad Blocker

  • adblocker32.dll - avast! Ad Blocker (avast! Ad Blocker Module)
  • adblocker64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • adblocker64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.
  • adblocker32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.

How do I remove avast! Ad Blocker?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by avast! Ad Blocker 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 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,588

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.49%
Windows 8 14.23%
Windows XP 11.70%
Windows Vista 6.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.49%
Windows 7 Professional 9.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.15%
Windows 8 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.41%
  Germany 6.94%
  France 6.25%
  Brazil 4.40%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Italy 3.23%
  Canada 2.60%
  Poland 2.01%
  Belgium 1.91%
  India 1.91%
  Russia 1.91%
  Spain 1.75%
  Taiwan 1.38%
  Australia 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.23%
Dell 20.59%
Acer 19.92%
ASUS 8.72%
GIGABYTE 7.95%
Toshiba 7.28%
Lenovo 3.64%
Intel 2.87%
Samsung 2.59%
American Megatrends 1.25%
Sahara 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.91%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.36%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.07%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.07%

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides PC virus protection.
Publisher URL: www.avast.com

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