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Should I remove Amazon Browser Bar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,718
United States Rank #7,010
Reach 0.0377%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.65 days
609.32 days >
Average installed length: 320.15 days


3.0.2012.0802 33.60%
3.0.2012.0524 0.67%
3.0.2012.0521 0.13%
3.0.2012.0507 41.26%
3.0.2012.0314 2.02%
3.0.2012.0223 6.18%
3.0.2012.0217 10.89%
3.0.2012.0126 1.34% 3.90%

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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 most used version is 3.0.2012.0507, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.88 MB (4,063,647 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Amazon Browser Bar.
search_protect.exe (05a32ba624bcc23cf797e4f8ca74b3f3) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1611
ESET-NOD32 8.9857 Win32/Distromatic.B
Malwarebytes v2014.08.07.05 PUP.Optional.Searchprotect
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Amazon.com
URL: www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200725530
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\amazon browser bar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Amazon Browser Bar\MainUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.88 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:
  • AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.Uninstall.exe - Amazon Browser Bar
  • AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll
  • (Malware detected) search_protect.exe - Amazon Search Protect
  • MainUninstall.exe (by OpenCandy)
  • uninstaller.exe
  • AlxSSBPS.dll
  • AmazonBrowserBarSSB.3.0.dll

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) 73%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.82%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Windows 10 6.85%
Windows XP 5.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.74%
Windows 7 Professional 10.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.42%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.66%
  Germany 9.31%
  United Kingdom 3.86%
  Japan 3.27%
  Canada 2.38%
  Czech Republic 1.88%
  Italy 1.68%
  Mexico 0.99%
  France 0.89%
  Russia 0.79%
  Hong Kong 0.69%
  Turkey 0.69%
  South Africa 0.59%
  Colombia 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.38%
Dell 21.67%
Lenovo 20.63%
Acer 16.25%
Toshiba 6.67%
ASUS 4.79%
Medion 1.67%
Samsung 1.25%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.17%
LENOVO Lenovo H520S 1.81%

About Amazon Services

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


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