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Should I remove Digital Connections?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #48,286
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 378.94 days
1052.34 days >
Average installed length: 552.92 days


12.1.1084 25.00%
11.3.1009 50.00%
11.3.1004 8.33%
11.3.22 8.33%
11.2.514 8.33%

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Digital Connections

What is Digital Connections?

"The sign-up survey will ask you for information about: which devices you own, how (and how often) you use the internet on a PC/laptop, what purchases you plan to make this year and the role that your smartphone plays when you are shopping. We also ask you about your age, gender, education, household income, marital status and the age, gender and relationship to you of other people in your household. As a result we will be collecting personally identifiable information. The Digital Connections Browser Add-on collects all visited website addresses (URLs) and all content on the websites you visit, except with respect to secured pages. We collect each unsecured page's source code, which allows us to reproduce a "screen shot" of each unsecured webpage you view."

About  (from Ipsos)

Digital Connections is a unique, innovative, global market research study taking place in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Japan. In total 7,000 specially selected participants from these countries are being observed to see how they use the internet on their smartphone and on their PC/laptop, using specially developed ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ipsos-digitalconnections.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Digital Connections
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Digital Connections\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 35.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Digital Connections

Program executable:RunSilent.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Digital Connections\RunSilent.exe
Additional files:
  • Gacela2.dll - Digital Connections
  • BrowserHost.exe - Browser Host
  • RunSilent.exe (by Nurago GmbH) - RunSilent
  • Remover.exe (by Nurago GmbH) - Remover (Removal Tool for Nurago Software)
  • httpingw.exe
  • Ipsos-Process-Connector.exe
  • Ipsos-Reporting.exe
  • Ipsos-Updater.exe
  • servicemgr.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • updatercom.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Gacela2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Digital Connections' with the class of {4BEEA052-726D-4A6E-B65D-A6BD07C263F3} (Gacela2).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • Gacela2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Digital Connections' with a class of {4A62FAC4-1670-430B-8C6B-9C7B53F51798}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • Gacela2.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Digital Connections' with a class of {4BEEA052-726D-4A6E-B65D-A6BD07C263F3}.
2 Services
  • Ipsos-Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Ipsos-Update-Service' (Ipsos-Update-Service) "Provides updates and bug fixes for installed software".
  • Ipsos-Reporting.exe runs as a service named 'Ipsos-Reporting-Service' (Ipsos-Reporting-Service) "Provides reliable data transport services for Browser Extensions".

How do I remove Digital Connections?

Quickly and completely remove Digital Connections from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Digital Connections from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Digital Connections 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 Digital Connections, 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 Digital Connections.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Digital Connections you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 92%
Win Vista (SP2) 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Starter 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.57%
  United Kingdom 13.04%
  France 4.35%
  Mexico 4.35%
  Japan 4.35%
  Germany 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Toshiba 18.18%
Sony 18.18%
Lenovo 9.09%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard G5460uk 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 10.00%
LENOVO 4151/200 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 10.00%
Sony VPCF119GX 10.00%


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