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Should I remove Amazon Browser Bar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,512
United States Rank #8,728
Reach 0.0556%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.33 days
363.79 days >
Average installed length: 191.15 days


3.0 100.00%

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Amazon Browser Bar

What is Amazon Browser Bar?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users the free Amazon Browser bar for fast access to web search, Amazon deals, and more. Note: Set homepage and search default to Amazon Web Search."

About  (from Amazon Services)

The Amazon Browser Bar is a free add-on available for select browsers. It comes with features (called apps) to help you search and comparison shop while surfing the web. It requires an Amazon account, and you need to be connected to the Internet for it to work correctly. The Amazon Browser Bar comes with a variety of a...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 4.9 MB (5,137,509 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
Amazon Browser Bar 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: Amazon.com, Inc.
URL: www.amazon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\amazon browser bar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Amazon Browser Bar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Amazon Browser Bar

Program module:AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\amazon browser bar\AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll
Amazon Browser Bar add-on from Amazon for Internet Explorer and Firefox provides special Amazon features including the ability to view deals, compare products and prices. While navigating over various websites on the internet, the Price...
Additional files:
  • search_protect.exe - Amazon Search Protect
  • uninstall.exe - Amazon Browser Bar
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AlxHelper Class' with the class of {F443A627-5009-4323-9C1D-7FD598D0D712} (AlxHelper).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Amazon Browser Bar' with the class of {EA582743-9076-4178-9AA6-7393FDF4D5CE}.
Scheduled Task
  • search_protect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{26B14B7C-15C6-4290-AA1A-445F9DD3A75B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Amazon Browser Bar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.32%
Windows 10 13.41%
Windows XP 12.68%
Windows Vista 10.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.76%
Windows 7 Professional 8.66%
Windows 8 7.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.14%
  Germany 20.90%
  United Kingdom 7.02%
  Italy 5.96%
  Japan 5.31%
  Canada 4.08%
  France 3.18%
  Spain 2.04%
  Israel 1.14%
  Iran 0.98%
  Austria 0.82%
  Switzerland 0.82%
  India 0.57%
  Netherlands 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 23.21%
Dell 20.45%
Medion 6.33%
Toshiba 5.19%
ASUS 4.87%
Intel 3.41%
Samsung 2.60%
American Megatrends 1.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.21%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.41%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.07%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.07%

About Amazon Services

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company.
Publisher URL: www.amazonservices.com


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