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Should I remove Amazon Browser Bar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,296
United States Rank #11,723
Reach 0.0299%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.77 days
494.71 days >
Average installed length: 259.93 days


3.0.2012.0802 99.66%
3.0 0.34%

Typically installed together

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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 3.0.2012.0802, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 4.88 MB (5,113,856 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

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\AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Amazon Browser Bar

  • search_protect.exe - Amazon Search Protect
  • AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.Uninstall.exe - Amazon Browser Bar
  • MainUninstall.exe (by OpenCandy)
  • uninstall.exe
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.04%
Windows 10 21.05%
Windows Vista 6.96%
Windows XP 5.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.80%
Windows 7 Professional 8.90%
Windows 8.1 6.34%
Windows 8 5.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.90%
  Germany 17.91%
  United Kingdom 9.10%
  Italy 6.27%
  France 4.63%
  Canada 4.63%
  Japan 2.54%
  Spain 1.34%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Switzerland 0.90%
  MA 0.75%
  Israel 0.75%
  Austria 0.60%
  Argentina 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.53%
Dell 20.79%
Acer 18.42%
ASUS 9.74%
Samsung 4.74%
Toshiba 4.74%
Medion 3.42%
Intel 2.37%
Lenovo 1.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.13%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.29%

About Amazon Services

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


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