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Should I remove Ghostery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #14,465
United States Rank #11,838
Reach 0.0228%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.83 days
53.92 days >
Average installed length: 28.33 days



Ghostery is a program developed by Ghostery Inc. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 8.52 MB (8,937,595 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Ghostery come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.ghostery.com/en-US/faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ghostery
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ghostery\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 8.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ghostery

  • Uninst.exe - Ghostery (Ghostery Plugin Installer for Internet Explorer)
  • broker.exe
  • broker64.exe
  • framebutton.dll
  • framebutton64.dll
  • ghostery.dll - Ghostery Plugin (Ghostery Dynamic Link Library)
  • ghostery64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ghostery.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ghostery Plugin' with the class of {6BF739DD-3323-4C6A-975B-C7E00A50B154}.
  • ghostery64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ghostery Plugin' with the class of {6BF739DD-3323-4C6A-975B-C7E00A50B154}.

How do I remove Ghostery?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ghostery you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 53%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 53.44%
Windows 7 41.88%
Windows Vista 3.44%
Windows XP 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.88%
Windows 8.1 22.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.94%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.12%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Netherlands 5.01%
  Germany 4.76%
  France 4.76%
  Mexico 3.76%
  Canada 3.01%
  Austria 2.51%
  Australia 1.25%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Italy 1.25%
  Russia 1.00%
  Switzerland 0.75%
  New Zealand 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.20%
Dell 23.47%
Acer 15.31%
Toshiba 7.65%
ASUS 7.14%
Lenovo 3.06%
Medion 3.06%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Common models
HP ENVY 14 Notebook PC 10.22%
ASUS All Series 2.92%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.92%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.19%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 2.19%


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