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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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Browsium Ion Client

What is Browsium Ion Client?  (from Browsium)

Browsium Ion is a web application remediation and browser management solution for enterprise, designed to simplify browser migration and enable IT to maintain control over browser compatibility and security. It enables legacy IE-dependent line of business applications to run in modern versions of Internet Explorer, wit...  Read more


Browsium Ion Client is a software program developed by Browsium. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named CovBroker.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 4.52 MB (4,744,077 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.browsium.com
Help link: support.browsium.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Browsium\Ion\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{108D4CE1-D304-4D54-827B-8CD80B5F0F89}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Browsium Ion Client

Program executable:CovBroker.exe
Name:Browsium Ion
Ion IE Broker
Path:C:\Program Files\Browsium\Ion\CovBroker.exe
Additional files:
  • CovIEBHO.dll - Browsium Ion Client (Browsium Ion Client Add-on)
  • CovBroker.exe - Browsium Ion (Ion IE Broker)
  • CovMonitor.exe - Browsium Ion Monitor
  • CovFramework.dll - Covalence (Browsium Covalence Common Library)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • CovCertificateSetup.exe - Covalence.CertificateSetup
  • Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • CovUtils.dll - General.Utils
  • bxsdk32.dll (by Softanics, Artem A. Razin) - BoxedAppSDK (BoxedApp SDK - a developer library to create a virtual environment)
  • bxsdk64.dll (by Softanics, Artem A. Razin)
  • CovLauncher.exe - CovLauncher
  • FiddlerCore3dot5.dll (by Telerik) - FiddlerCore
  • CovController.exe - Controller
  • NDesk.Options.dll - NDesk.Options
  • makecert.exe (by Microsoft) - ECM MakeCert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CovIEBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Browsium Ion Client Add-on' with the class of {2259F639-7CF7-440B-A36F-869AA39FA72B} (CovBHO).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CovController.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ion Controller' which loads as C:\Program Files\Browsium\Ion\CovController.exe.

How do I remove Browsium Ion Client?

You can uninstall Browsium Ion Client 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 Browsium Ion Client, 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 Browsium Ion Client.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Browsium Ion Client you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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