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Should I remove AlterGeo Magic Scanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,352
United States Rank #25,501
Reach 0.0159%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.55 days
842.32 days >
Average installed length: 442.58 days


VersionDistribution 45.05% 24.92% 21.41% 8.63%

Typically installed together

AlterGeo Magic Scanner

What is AlterGeo Magic Scanner?

AlterGeo is a web browser extension (BHO in IE) that is a a hybrid positioning system which combines the advantages of navigation based on WiFi, WiMAX, GSM, GPS, CDMA, IP and several other methods

and helps navigate in and around cities. "It provides an easy way to find new interesting places around, share current location with friends, give and receive useful recommendations, and get discounts and bonuses in restaurants and other recreational and business venues.



The most common release is, 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 altergeo.browserplugin.dll. The setup package generally installs about 1 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altergeo.ru
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altergeo\altergeo magic scanner\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2338890B-4BE4-47FD-AD51-577465FA6ADA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AlterGeo Magic Scanner

Program module:altergeo.browserplugin.dll
AlterGeo browser helper object
Signed by:Wi2geo Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\altergeo\altergeo magic scanner\\altergeo.browserplugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • altergeo.browserplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AlterGeoBHO Class' with the class of {9BFBA68E-E21B-458E-AE12-FE85E903D2C1} (AlterGeo Magic Scanner).

How do I remove AlterGeo Magic Scanner?

You can uninstall AlterGeo Magic Scanner 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 AlterGeo Magic Scanner, 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 AlterGeo Magic Scanner.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AlterGeo Magic Scanner you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.44%
Windows XP 16.61%
Windows 10 5.11%
Windows Vista 3.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.37%
Windows 7 Professional 5.13%
Windows 7 Starter 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.64% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 32.64%
  United States 18.69%
  Germany 6.23%
  UA 5.34%
  Iran 3.26%
  AZ 2.97%
  Kazakstan 2.67%
  Sweden 2.37%
  Turkey 2.08%
  MA 1.48%
  DZ 1.48%
  BY 1.19%
  India 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Acer 15.70%
Dell 12.79%
ASUS 9.88%
Samsung 8.72%
Intel 4.65%
Toshiba 4.07%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Sahara 2.33%
MSI 1.74%
Alienware 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.26%
BIOSTAR Group G31D-M7 1.50%


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