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What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,940
United States Rank #1,686
Reach 0.2016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.97 days
235.14 days >
Average installed length: 123.55 days


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Browser Address Error Redirector

What is Browser Address Error Redirector?

Google has partnerships with computer hardware makers like Dell or Gateway to set the default search and the homepage to Google on new computers. By default, if you type a non-existent address in Internet Explorer's address bar, you're sent to a special Microsoft homepage that suggests some related links. Google decided this is a lucrative feature, so they install a Browser Address Error Redirector that replaces Microsoft's redirects. This page is meant to provide you with helpful related content, including web search results and paid advertisements, based on the meaning of the web address/keyword query that you typed. This program can be uninstalled from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs. Look for the application named "Browser Address Error Redirector". Older versions may be called "GoogleAFE".


It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BAE.dll. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 628 KB (643,072 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Dell
URL: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{62230596-37E5-4618-A329-0D21F529A86F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 628 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Address Error Redirector

Program module:BAE.dll
Name:Browser Address Error Redirector
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\BAE.dll
Additional files:
  • BAE.dll - Browser Address Error Redirector
  • de32.exe (by Banxia Software Ltd) - Decision Explorer (Decision Explorer COPE)
  • deinterface.dll (by Banxia Software Ltd) - Decision Explorer COM interface
  • deintro2.exe
  • modelinstall.exe - Setup Program

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BAE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CBrowserHelperObject Object' with the class of {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} (Browser Address Error Redirector).

How do I remove Browser Address Error Redirector?

You can uninstall Browser Address Error Redirector 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 Browser Address Error Redirector, 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 Browser Address Error Redirector.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browser Address Error Redirector you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 79%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 88.48%
Windows 7 9.46%
Windows XP 1.18%
Windows 10 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.75%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.85%
Windows Vista Business 3.49%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.73%
  United Kingdom 7.77%
  Canada 3.36%
  Germany 1.65%
  France 1.48%
  Australia 1.31%
  Netherlands 0.86%
  Japan 0.74%
  Ireland 0.71%
  Belgium 0.52%
  Brazil 0.49%
  Spain 0.45%
  Sweden 0.44%
  Mexico 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.32%
Hewlett-Packard 0.20%
Acer 0.15%
Gateway 0.05%
Toshiba 0.05%
Sahara 0.03%
Intel 0.03%
Compaq 0.03%
American Megatrends 0.03%
ASUS 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 17.83%
Dell Inspiron 1525 16.75%
Dell Inspiron 530s 9.91%
Dell Inspiron 531 5.37%
Dell Dell XPS420 5.30%
Dell Inspiron 1720 4.93%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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