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Should I remove Avira Browser Safety?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,720
United States Rank #5,688
Reach 0.1472%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.85 days
319.95 days >
Average installed length: 168.11 days


VersionDistribution 99.66% 0.34%

Avira Browser Safety


Avira Browser Safety is a software program developed by Avira Operations GmbH & Co KG. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to 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 setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 2.9 MB (3,039,232 bytes). The installed file avirabrowsersafetyupdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Avira Browser Safety come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avira\browser safety\abs_extension\img
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9E10EA90-5E97-43B7-A246-FC7B4F5E9493}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Browser Safety

  • abs_systemservant.exe - Avira Browser Safety (Avira Browser Safety Service Tool)
  • absie_bg.exe - Avira Browser Safety Background Process
  • app.js
  • avira browser safety.dll
  • avirabrowsersafetyupdater.exe - Avira Browser Safety Updater
  • background.js
  • bind.js
  • blocked.js
  • content.js
  • content_script_loader.js
  • content_start.js
  • de-de.json
  • en-us.json
  • es-es.json
  • fr-fr.json
  • indexed.json
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • it-it.json
  • locale.js
  • manifest.json
  • messages.json
  • messages-sim.json
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • pt-br.json
  • qunit.js
  • search.js
  • sinon-1.10.2.js
  • sinon-1.7.3.js
  • sinon-qunit-1.0.0.js
  • standalone.js
  • unit.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • avira browser safety.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AviraBrowserSafety.BrowserSafety' with the class of {c3c77255-42c0-499f-b664-6e981a0b1647}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • avira browser safety.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'AviraBrowserSafety.Icon' with a class of {d8f67242-b229-4065-95fa-391b077ed6ca}.
Scheduled Task
  • avirabrowsersafetyupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Avira Browser Safety Updater Task' (Next runs on 3/23/2015 at 10:15 PM).

How do I remove Avira Browser Safety?

You can uninstall Avira Browser Safety 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 Avira Browser Safety, 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 Avira Browser Safety.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Avira Browser Safety you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.73%
Windows 10 24.24%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.86%
Windows 7 Professional 19.61%
Windows 10 Home 14.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.76%
Windows 10 Pro 9.39%
Windows 7 Starter 1.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.41%
  Germany 27.38%
  Italy 10.23%
  France 5.19%
  Austria 3.00%
  Canada 2.97%
  United Kingdom 2.66%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Switzerland 1.39%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Australia 1.21%
  Spain 1.11%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Taiwan 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.63%
Acer 22.62%
Dell 16.39%
ASUS 11.63%
Medion 5.91%
Samsung 5.65%
Toshiba 4.26%
Lenovo 2.80%
MSI 0.89%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.91%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.19%
Dell OptiPlex 780 1.88%


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