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Should I remove BoBrowser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,195
United States Rank #13,164
Reach 0.0736%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.43 days
219.21 days >
Average installed length: 115.18 days


45.0.2454.153 1.93%
45.0.2454.131 2.89%
45.0.2454.129 0.34%
45.0.2454.127 0.34%
45.0.2454.126 0.21%
45.0.2454.119 0.62%
42.0.2311.113 7.72%
42.0.2311.111 0.21%
42.0.2311.96 6.41%
39.0.2132.14 0.96%
39.0.2132.13 0.48%
39.0.2132.4 12.34%
39.0.2132.2 2.62%
36.0.1985.142 2.62%
36.0.1985.141 7.03%
36.0.1985.139 0.62%
36.0.1985.138 0.14%
36.0.1985.136 36.46%
36.0.1985.133 0.69%
36.0.1985.131 5.03%
36.0.1985.130 0.83%
36.0.1985.127 9.51%



The most common release is 36.0.1985.136, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named bobrowser.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 312.98 MB (328,178,608 bytes). 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 21% of users of BoBrowser come from Brazil, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BoBrowser\Application
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\ClaraUpdater\ClaraUpdater.exe /UNINSTALL=dde5a5b2-e3f2-4725-94b9-0e16aa7fec5d
Estimated size: 312.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BoBrowser

Program executable:bobrowser.exe
Additional files:
  • chrome_elf.dll (by The BoBrowser Authors) - BoBrowser
  • old_chrome.exe (by The BoBrowser Authors)
  • extension_list.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • bobrowser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BoBrowser' (runs on registration).
  • old_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run_Bobby_Browser' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • bobrowser.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BoBrowser' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BoBrowser\Application\bobrowser.exe" --location=0 --allow-outdated-plugins.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BoBrowser' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BoBrowser\Application\bobrowser.exe" --location=0 --allow-outdated-plugins.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • bobrowser.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BoBrowser\Application\bobrowser.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100109&p=&lcid=2058&req=0037.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • bobrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Erich May\Lokale Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\BoBrowser\Application\bobrowser.exe'.

How do I remove BoBrowser?

You can uninstall BoBrowser 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 BoBrowser, 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 BoBrowser.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.41%
Windows 10 26.98%
Windows Vista 1.58%
Windows XP 1.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.89%
Windows 7 Professional 15.28%
Windows 8.1 10.51%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.08%
Windows 10 Home 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.88% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 20.88%
  Germany 15.14%
  United States 15.01%
  France 11.54%
  Italy 8.14%
  United Kingdom 8.01%
  Spain 4.60%
  Mexico 4.54%
  Argentina 2.33%
  Colombia 2.00%
  Chile 1.00%
  Peru 0.93%
  Ecuador 0.73%
  Venezuela 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.66%
Hewlett-Packard 24.46%
Dell 14.68%
ASUS 12.05%
Samsung 6.32%
Toshiba 5.37%
Lenovo 4.18%
Medion 3.22%
Intel 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.52%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.93%
ASUS All Series 2.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.05%


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