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Should I remove 360 Browser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,647
United States Rank #16,323
Reach 0.0383%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.24 days
154.53 days >
Average installed length: 81.20 days


VersionDistribution 60.21% 11.14% 19.23% 2.12% 1.33% 5.97%

360 Browser

What is 360 Browser?

360 Secure Browser uses the Trident layout engine (as does Internet Explorer) and very difficult to uninstall. Furthermore, whenever a user attempts to install another browser, a warning pop-up claims that the new browser is unsafe.

About  (from Qihoo)

Powered by Webkit and IE web engines, 360 Browser optimizes the best webpage experience for you. Hides unwanted advertisements and lets you focus on the web contents. Place video in a new separate, always-on-top window to allow you to browse other pages simultaneously. Anti-phishing and malicious URL filtering feature...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is 360browser.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 250.3 MB (262,457,665 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.360safe.com/browser.html
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\360browser\Browser\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\360browser\Browser\Application\\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 250.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 360 Browser

Program executable:360browser.exe
Name:360 Browser
Additional files:
  • wow_helper.exe
  • setup.exe (by Qihu 360 Software Co) - 360 Browser
  • 360base.dll (by Qihu 360 Software Co) - 360 Security Center (360 Security Center Base Module)
  • chrome.dll
  • extnetincrement.dll (by 360.cn)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • libegl.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libglesv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • urlproc.dll - 360 Internet Security 2013 (360 Internet Security 2013 Internet Protection)
  • urlsafe.dll (by 360.cn)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • 360browser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Open Browser' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • 360browser.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\360Browser\Browser\Application\360browser.exe --flag-switches-begin --enable-smooth-scrolling --force-compositing-mode --flag-switches-end --disable-new-dialog-style --res.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • 360browser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\360browser\Browser\Application\360browser.exe'.

How do I remove 360 Browser?

You can uninstall 360 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 360 Browser, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 360 Browser.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.89%
Windows 10 36.82%
Windows XP 5.56%
Windows Vista 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.02%
Windows 7 Professional 11.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 8.1 7.09%
Windows 10 Pro 5.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.37%
  DZ 9.75%
  IQ 7.85%
  Egypt 7.09%
  MA 4.68%
  BD 4.18%
  Russia 4.05%
  Italy 3.42%
  India 2.78%
  Saudi Arabia 2.66%
  Germany 2.66%
  Netherlands 2.41%
  France 2.28%
  Canada 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.79%
Acer 22.01%
Dell 19.23%
ASUS 7.69%
Toshiba 7.26%
Lenovo 4.06%
Samsung 4.06%
MSI 0.85%
Intel 0.85%
American Megatrends 0.85%
Compaq 0.85%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.15%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.45%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.10%


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