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Should I remove App Recommendations?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #49,548
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 408.96 days
991.79 days >
Average installed length: 521.11 days


VersionDistribution 44.44% 55.56%

App Recommendations

What is App Recommendations?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is App RecommendationsGui.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 5.14 MB (5,393,759 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
App Recommendations 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: App Recommendations
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\app recommendations
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\App Recommendations\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by App Recommendations

Program executable:App RecommendationsGui.exe
Name:App Recommendations
App Recommendations exe
Path:C:\Program Files\app recommendations\App RecommendationsGui.exe
Additional files:
  • App Recommendations.dll - App Recommendations (App Recommendations BHO)
  • App Recommendations-bg.exe - App Recommendations exe
  • App RecommendationsGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - App Recommendations Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • App Recommendations.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'App Recommendations' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111611160} (CrossriderApp0016160).

How do I remove App Recommendations?

You can uninstall App Recommendations 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 App Recommendations, 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 App Recommendations.
  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 App Recommendations you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.15%
  Iran 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Gateway 11.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite E205 11.11%
Sony VPCF11GGX 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1011 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1007c 11.11%
Gateway MT6705 ... 11.11%
Dell Inspiron 570 11.11%


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