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Should I remove Amazon Browser Settings?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,341
United States Rank #8,281
Reach 0.0574%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.60 days
666.78 days >
Average installed length: 350.34 days


3.0.2012.0507 5.84%
3.0.2012.0223 0.80%
3.0.2012.0126 0.35%
3.0 93.02%

Other programs by Amazon Services

Amazon Browser Settings

What is Amazon Browser Settings?  (from Amazon Services)

You can change settings for the browser, such as privacy controls or the default search engine, to customize your browsing experience.


Amazon Browser Settings is a program developed by Amazon Services. The most used version is 3.0, 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 13 files and is usually about 4.29 MB (4,500,348 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of Amazon Browser Settings come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Loads into the web browser
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Amazon
URL: www.amazon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\amazon browser bar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Amazon Browser Bar\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Amazon Browser Settings

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 'TBLayoutBHO Class' with the class of {008f6853-9cb4-41c5-a950-39d55e5e06ba} (TBLayoutBHO).
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 Settings?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.63%
Windows 10 21.31%
Windows Vista 7.96%
Windows XP 6.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.01%
Windows 7 Professional 8.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.93%
Windows 8 7.40%
Windows 8.1 7.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.77%
  Germany 18.28%
  United Kingdom 8.78%
  Italy 5.62%
  France 4.59%
  Canada 4.35%
  Israel 3.32%
  Japan 2.14%
  Spain 1.66%
  MA 0.95%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Switzerland 0.71%
  Austria 0.71%
  India 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.47%
Acer 21.94%
Dell 18.61%
ASUS 9.44%
Samsung 5.56%
Medion 3.61%
Toshiba 3.47%
Lenovo 2.78%
Intel 2.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.58%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.99%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.39%

About Amazon Services

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


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