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What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
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2.0.0 33.33%
1.4.0 33.33%
1.3.1 33.33%


What is BreakthePaywall?  (from IslandEarth.com)

BreakthePaywall! is a free add-on for Internet Explorer 7 or higher using Windows XP or higher that simplifies using the various methods for circumventing website paywall restrictions. Paywalls are increasingly being erected by many websites - news and other media sites being the main users of paywalls. BreakthePaywall...  Read more


BreakthePaywall is a software program developed by IslandEarth.com. The most common release is 2.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BreakthePaywall.dll. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 10.87 MB (11,402,462 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 88% of users of BreakthePaywall come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.breakthepaywall.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IslandEarth.com\BreakthePaywall
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3FFEF197-BBE8-420F-8967-F1FEB4A1E636}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BreakthePaywall

Program module:BreakthePaywall.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\IslandEarth.com\BreakthePaywall\BreakthePaywall.dll
Additional files:
  • BreakthePaywall.dll - BreakthePaywall
  • adxloader.exe - Add-in Express 2010 for Internet Explorer Library (Add-in Express Add-on Loader)
  • adxloader64.exe
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • AddinExpress.IE.dll (by Add-in Express Ltd) - Add-in Express for Internet Explorer (Add-in Express for Internet Explorer and .NET)
  • adxregistrator.exe (by Add-in Express) - Add-in Express .NET (adxregistrator)
  • adxloader.dll
  • adxloader64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • adxloader.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BreakthePaywall' with the class of {F04094FA-FC28-4E7D-810C-43E82888CED9}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • adxloader.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'BreakthePaywall.IEModule+IECustomCommands' with a class of {46A2937A-7AA7-454E-9611-A836C786CEEA}.

How do I remove BreakthePaywall?

You can uninstall BreakthePaywall 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 BreakthePaywall, 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 BreakthePaywall.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BreakthePaywall you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 33%
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard SG3-230UK 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard p6623w 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 3521 33.33%


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