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2% remove it98% keep it
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190 0.62%
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187 9.63%
186 1.24%
185 5.90%
184 1.55%
183 72.05%
182 6.83%

AntiBrowserSpy 2017


AntiBrowserSpy 2017 is a program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most used version is 183, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is antibrowserspy.exe. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 24.88 MB (26,085,113 bytes). AbUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of AntiBrowserSpy 2017 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 24.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AntiBrowserSpy 2017

Program executable:antibrowserspy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\antibrowserspy\antibrowserspy.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • AntiBrowserSpyResources.dll - AntiBrowserSpyResources
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe - SocialBlock-ProxyCheck
  • AntiBrowserSpyLibrary.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - AntiBrowserSpyLibrary
  • IndexDatFileDeleter.exe (by Ascora GmbH) - IndexDatFileDeleter
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • AbProcessManager.dll - AbProcessManager
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll (by Ascora) - AbSettingsKeeper
  • ChromeIdCleaner.exe - ChromeIdCleaner
  • CloseGoogleUpdateService.exe
  • AbStartManager.dll - AbStartManager
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • WpfAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - WpfAnimatedGif
  • NetworkConfig.exe - NetworkConfig
  • AbCommonsWPF.dll - AbCommonsWPF
  • AbFlexTrans.dll - AbFlexTrans
  • BrowserMask.exe - BrowserMask
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • AbSettings.dll - AbSettings
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • GuiUtils.dll - GuiUtils
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • AbApi.dll - AbApi
  • AbGui.dll - AbGui
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe
  • blacklist.json
  • closeapp.exe
  • itextsharp.dll - iTextSharp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AntiBrowserSpy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AntiBrowserSpy - Backup' (runs weekly on Mondays at 00:00).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • BrowserMask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AntiBrowserSpy - BrowserMask.
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IEProxyCheck.
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IE.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • BrowserMask.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AntiBrowserSpy - BrowserMask' and executes as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\BrowserMask.exe.
  • SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IEProxyCheck' and executes as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\SocialBlock_ProxyCheck.exe Path=C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\.
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AntiBrowserSpy - SocialBlock - IE' and executes as C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AntiBrowserSpy\AntiBrowserSpy-IE-SocialBlock.exe'.

How do I remove AntiBrowserSpy 2017?

You can uninstall AntiBrowserSpy 2017 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 AntiBrowserSpy 2017, 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 AntiBrowserSpy 2017.

Win 10 77%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 77.02%
Windows 7 22.36%
Windows XP 0.31%
Windows Vista 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 51.86%
Windows 10 Pro 20.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 4.35%
Windows 8.1 3.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.65% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 77.65%
  United States 12.06%
  Netherlands 5.29%
  Austria 2.35%
  Switzerland 0.59%
  Spain 0.59%
  France 0.59%
  Australia 0.29%
  United Kingdom 0.29%
  Poland 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.21%
Medion 27.08%
Hewlett-Packard 16.15%
ASUS 8.85%
Lenovo 7.29%
Dell 3.65%
Samsung 2.08%
Sahara 1.56%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.93%
HP HP Notebook 2.82%
ASUS All Series 2.11%
ASUSTeK GL752VW 2.11%
Acer Aspire 7739G 2.11%
LENOVO 10170 2.11%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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