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Should I remove Alawar Elements?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,455
United States Rank #29,736
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.70 days
433.56 days >
Average installed length: 227.80 days


1.2.0 14.91%
1.1.0 8.77%
1.0.13 46.49%
1.0.12 19.30%
1.0.11 3.51%
1.0.10 7.02%

Other programs by Alawar Entertainment

Alawar Elements

What is Alawar Elements?

Alawar Elements is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is supposed to allow users to 'help' play various games on the alawar.com website. The program uses the besttoolbars add-on framework to integrate into Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. In some cases it might modify the user's home and search pages.


The most used version is 1.0.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BackgroundHost.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 2.77 MB (2,908,102 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
Alawar Elements has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Alawar
URL: alawar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\alawar elements
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Alawar Elements\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alawar Elements

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\alawar elements\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ScriptHost64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Alawar Elements' with the class of {E33FF41E-53CB-4D93-885A-FFEFA04CD804}.
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Alawar Elements' with the class of {E33FF41E-53CB-4D93-885A-FFEFA04CD804}.

How do I remove Alawar Elements?

You can uninstall Alawar Elements 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 Alawar Elements, 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 Alawar Elements.
  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 Alawar Elements you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.54%
Windows 10 22.81%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows XP 4.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 13.16%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Windows 8.1 8.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.16%
  Russia 26.56%
  UA 6.25%
  Germany 3.13%
  Kazakstan 2.34%
  Israel 2.34%
  Iran 2.34%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  Poland 1.56%
  Saudi Arabia 1.56%
  United Kingdom 1.56%
  TT 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.69%
Acer 14.81%
Dell 13.58%
ASUS 8.64%
Lenovo 7.41%
Samsung 6.17%
American Megatrends 4.94%
Toshiba 2.47%
Sony 2.47%
Alienware 2.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.08%
Acer Aspire 5750ZG 2.04%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.04%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.04%
Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 2.04%
Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 1.02%

About Alawar Entertainment

Alawar is a video game developer, publisher and distributor that uses the try before you buy distribution model that allows players to sample the free trial version of a game, after which they are asked to purchase a game online to unlock the full version.
Publisher URL: www.alawar.com


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