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Should I remove Browser Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,673
United States Rank #28,706
Reach 0.0219%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.56 days
665.41 days >
Average installed length: 349.62 days

Browser Updater 1.1

What is Browser Updater?

Browser Updater is part of the Simplytech Toolbar and is designed to protect the toolbar's search settings. If another toolbar or program attempts to change the user's web browser home page and search settings as well as modify protected search provider, the software will attempt to notify the user and or prevent the changes to the browser. Browser Updater does this so that the Simplytech it is protecting remains. The process will run in the background when the user logs into Windows.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 TBUpdater.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.63 MB (1,706,992 bytes). The installed file TBUpdater.dll 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.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Browser Updater
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browser Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browser Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Updater 1.1

Program module:TBUpdater.dll
Name:Simplytech Toolbar
Simplytech Update Application
Signed by:Simply Tech Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\Browser Updater\TBUpdater.dll
Additional files:
  • TaskSchedulerCreator.exe - TaskSchedulerCreator
  • TBUpdater.dll - Simplytech Toolbar (Simplytech Update Application)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TBUpdater.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Browser Updater.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TBUpdater.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Browser Updater\TBUpdater.dll'.

How do I remove Browser Updater?

You can uninstall Browser Updater 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 Updater 1.1, 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 Updater.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.23%
Windows 10 12.99%
Windows XP 9.28%
Windows Vista 6.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.39%
Windows 8 Pro 3.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.92% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 40.92%
  United States 11.26%
  Italy 8.97%
  Brazil 7.13%
  MA 3.22%
  Mexico 2.76%
  Netherlands 2.53%
  Austria 2.07%
  TN 1.84%
  Greece 1.38%
  Poland 1.38%
  Chile 1.15%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Finland 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.30%
Hewlett-Packard 24.90%
Dell 16.06%
Medion 8.03%
ASUS 6.02%
Toshiba 3.21%
Samsung 2.41%
Intel 2.01%
Lenovo 2.01%
American Megatrends 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
MEDION MS-7797 2.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.52%
Dell Vostro 1015 1.89%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.89%


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