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United States Rank #47,152
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 446.24 days


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Browser Helper Object

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What is Browser Helper Object?

Both Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are able to load extensions known as Browser Helper Objects (BHOs). It is a a small program that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. This is part of various APC products.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.26 MB (2,367,778 bytes). The installed file Updater.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.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browser Helper Object
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browser Helper Object\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Browser Helper Object\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 2.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Helper Object

  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • lua5.1.dll
  • IEAddon.dll
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • IEAddon.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IEAddonBHO Class' with the class of {47B614AF-B4CC-485B-B331-BE26F02ED4CC} (BHO).

How do I remove Browser Helper Object?

Quickly and completely remove Browser Helper Object from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Browser Helper Object 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Browser Helper Object, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Helper Object.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browser Helper Object you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.43%
Windows XP 12.59%
Windows Vista 8.16%
Windows 10 5.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.18%
Windows 7 Starter 10.30%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.43%
Windows 7 Professional 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.37% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 46.37%
  Italy 21.08%
  Spain 11.94%
  France 8.20%
  United States 3.75%
  Mexico 3.28%
  United Kingdom 2.81%
  Argentina 1.41%
  Germany 0.47%
  Canada 0.23%
  Iran 0.23%
  Turkey 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 35.27%
Hewlett-Packard 22.71%
Dell 13.53%
Samsung 9.66%
ASUS 6.76%
Lenovo 3.38%
Intel 2.42%
American Megatrends 1.93%
Toshiba 1.93%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 8.38%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 3.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.79%
Itautec S.A. Infoway 2.79%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 2.79%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 2.23%


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