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Should I remove AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,512
United States Rank #29,247
Reach 0.0683%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.35 days
452.92 days >
Average installed length: 237.98 days


1.7.0 71.69%
1.6.3 2.82%
1.5.7 15.82%
1.5.5 8.62%
1.4.0 0.59%
1.2.1 0.30%
1.1.1 0.07%
0.0.3 0.07%


What is AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE?  (from AVM Berlin)

FRITZ! AddOn is a free add-on that does not belong to the delivered hardware and software.


AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE is a software program developed by AVM Berlin. The most common release is 1.7.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named fbaddonhelper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.86 MB (1,950,374 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 90% of users of AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: service.avm.de/support/de/SKB/FRITZ-Box-7390/254:FRITZ-Box-AddOn-installieren-und-verwenden
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FRITZ!Box\AddOn (IE)\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{96F51932-0944-4D62-945F-E6837E510462}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.86 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE

Program executable:fbaddonhelper.exe
Wählhilfe für FRITZ!Box AddOn (IE) 6, 7 und 8
Path:C:\Program Files\fritz!box\addon (ie)\fbaddonhelper.exe
Additional files:
  • UpnpBroker.exe - IE SplitButton Broker (FRITZ!Box UPnP Broker Modul)
  • FBoxIESplitButton.dll - FBoxIESplitButton (SplitButton für IE 6 bis 10)
  • Helper_English.dll - Phone Dialer for FRITZ!Box AddOn (IE) 6, 7 and 8
  • IE_English.dll - SplitButton for IE 6 up to 10
  • avmcsock.dll - AVM Products (AVM CSOCK Library)
  • avmssl.dll - AVM SSL Wrapper Library
  • upnpapicli.dll - AVM UPNP CLIENT Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • FBoxIESplitButton.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SplitButtonBHO Class' with the class of {C0C86BBE-9509-4296-8459-FDBFDAF4B673} (SplitButtonBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • FBoxIESplitButton.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {328ECD19-C167-40eb-A0C7-16FE7634105F}.

How do I remove AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE?

You can uninstall AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE 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 AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn (IE), 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 AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AVM FRITZ!Box AddOn IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.74%
Windows 10 37.94%
Windows Vista 6.38%
Windows XP 5.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.01%
Windows 7 Professional 12.06%
Windows 8.1 10.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.39% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 90.39%
  United States 3.56%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Switzerland 0.83%
  Austria 0.68%
  Italy 0.61%
  Spain 0.45%
  Luxembourg 0.38%
  Belgium 0.23%
  Finland 0.23%
  Australia 0.23%
  United Kingdom 0.23%
  France 0.15%
  Romania 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 27.37%
Acer 20.90%
Dell 10.68%
Hewlett-Packard 9.62%
ASUS 7.82%
Samsung 3.31%
American Megatrends 3.01%
Lenovo 2.56%
Intel 2.41%
Sahara 1.80%
Toshiba 1.05%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.35%
ASUS All Series 3.35%
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
MEDION MS-7797 2.87%

About (from AVM Berlin)

AVM is one of the top two manufacturers of broadband devices in Europe.
Publisher URL: www.avm.de


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