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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,396
United States Rank #24,424
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 0.11 days

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AT&T Pop-Up Catcher

What is AT&T Pop-Up Catcher?  (from AT&T)

AT&T Pop-Up CatcherSM will help eliminate the annoying pop-up advertisements you get while surfing the Internet. To use AT&T Pop-Up CatcherSM you must download a small desktop application using the link below. This application will run in the background and keep your PC free from pop-ups. All of the controls for Pop-Up...  Read more


AT&T Pop-Up Catcher is a software program developed by AT&T. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 43.23 MB (45,325,805 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.att.net/popupcatcher
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\att internet tools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ATT Internet Tools\uninstall-ATT-Tools.exe
Estimated size: 43.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AT&T Pop-Up Catcher

  • attpc_lsp_win32.dll - AT&T Parental Controls (AT&T Layered Service Provider Dynamic Link Library)
  • blsfflock2.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Blsfflock2 module
  • blsfflock3.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Blsfflock3 module
  • blsfflock35.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Blsfflock35 module
  • blshook.dll - Blshook Module
  • blshook_win32.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Blshook Module
  • blsloader.exe - AT&T Parental Controls Blsloader Module
  • blspc.dll - Blspc Module
  • blspc_win32.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Blspc Module
  • blsupgrade.exe - AT&T Parental Controls Upgrade Application
  • Common_win32.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Common Module
  • detDLL_win32.dll - AT&T Parental Controls Function Interception Module
  • InstalLsp_Win32.exe - AT&T InstalLsp Application
  • old-blshook_win32.dll
  • old-blsloader.exe
  • old-blspc_win32.dll
  • old-blsupgrade.exe
  • old-parental-setup.exe - AT&T Parental Controls Setup Program
  • parental-setup.exe
  • upgraderhelper.exe - AT&T Parental Controls Upgrade Helper
  • blsfflock.dll - AT&T Parental Control (Blsfflock module)
  • blsfflockxp.dll - Blsfflockxp module
  • install-ATT-Tools.exe - AT&T Internet Tools (AT&T Internet Tools Installer)
  • old-popup-setup.exe - AT&T Pop-Up Catcher (AT&T Pop-Up Catcher Setup Program)
  • popup-setup.exe
  • uninstall-ATT-Tools.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • blspc_win32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BlspcHlpr Class' with the class of {15C9938F-CB96-496D-800A-B827F2E34EA1}.
  • old-blspc_win32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BlspcHlpr Class' with the class of {15C9938F-CB96-496D-800A-B827F2E34EA1}.
  • blspc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BlspcHlpr Class' with the class of {15C9938F-CB96-496D-800A-B827F2E34EA1}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • blsloader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'blspcloader' which loads as C:\Program Files\ATT Internet Tools\blsloader.exe.

How do I remove AT&T Pop-Up Catcher?

You can uninstall AT&T Pop-Up Catcher 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 AT&T Pop-Up Catcher, 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 AT&T Pop-Up Catcher.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AT&T Pop-Up Catcher you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 42.50%
Windows XP 7.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.50%
Windows 7 Professional 2.50%

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 31.58%
Dell 28.95%
Gateway 13.16%
Acer 7.89%
Toshiba 7.89%
Lenovo 2.63%
Intel 2.63%
Compaq 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2305 5.56%
HP G60 Notebook PC 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 2.78%
LENOVO 10017 2.78%

Publisher URL: www.att.com


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