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3B Ad Blocker Pro

What is 3B Ad Blocker Pro?  (from 3B Software)

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3B Ad Blocker Pro is a software program developed by 3B Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named AKHelper.dll. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.3 MB (2,408,515 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: 3B Software Inc.
URL: www.3Bsoftware.com
Help link: www.3Bsoftware.com/tech_support/windowstuneup/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\3B Software\3B Ad Blocker Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\3B Software\3B Ad Blocker Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 3B Ad Blocker Pro

Program module:AKHelper.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\3B Software\3B Ad Blocker Pro\AKHelper.dll
Additional files:
  • AdBlocker.exe - 3B Ad Blocker Pro
  • AKToolbar.dll - Ad Killer Toolbar
  • AKHelper.dll (by DC) - AdKillerHelper
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AKHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AKHelper.HelperBHO' with the class of {911C4A8E-0F75-4B83-BEB9-02BDDF29D11E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • AKToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ad Blocker Pro Toolbar' with the class of {28BC2EC4-5EAD-45E1-9F9F-82CD5E293601}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • AKToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ad Blocker Pro Toolbar' with a class of {28BC2EC4-5EAD-45E1-9F9F-82CD5E293601}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AdBlocker.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AdBlocker' which loads as C:\Program Files\3B Software\3B Ad Blocker Pro\AdBlocker.exe.

How do I remove 3B Ad Blocker Pro?

You can uninstall 3B Ad Blocker Pro 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 3B Ad Blocker Pro, 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 3B Ad Blocker Pro.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by 3B Ad Blocker Pro you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%
Windows XP

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?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7380 33.33%
Dell Latitude D830 33.33%
Compaq Presario 061 RE467... 33.33%


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