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Should I remove Ghostery IE Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,352
United States Rank #10,559
Reach 0.0201%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 406.83 days
855.85 days >
Average installed length: 449.68 days


VersionDistribution 66.41% 18.69% 14.14% 0.76%

Ghostery IE Plugin

What is Ghostery IE Plugin?  (from Ghostery)

Ghostery tracks over 1,200 trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity. Ghostery is your window into the invisible web – tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons that are included on web pages in order to get an idea of your...  Read more


Ghostery IE Plugin is a program developed by Ghostery. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is GhosteryBrowserHelperObject.dll. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.3 MB (2,407,346 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 63% of users of Ghostery IE Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ghostery.com
Help link: www.ghostery.com/help/ie
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GhosteryIEplugin\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GhosteryIEplugin\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ghostery IE Plugin

Program module:GhosteryBrowserHelperObject.dll
Name:Ghostery IE Plugin
Path:C:\Program Files\GhosteryIEplugin\GhosteryBrowserHelperObject.dll
Additional files:
  • GhosteryBrowserHelperObjec.dll - Ghostery IE Plugin
  • GhosteryMimeFilter.dll - MIME Filter component
  • GhosteryRegistryProxy.exe - Registry Access Component
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • GhosteryBrowserHelperObjec.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GhosteryBHO Class' with the class of {237EB6DA-3FEA-4DD2-8A61-A901B5C489D7} (Ghostery BHO).
  • GhosteryBrowserHelperObject.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ghostery Add-On' with the class of {237EB6DA-3FEA-4DD2-8A61-A901B5C489D7} (Ghostery BHO).
2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • GhosteryBrowserHelperObjec.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'GhosteryBHO Class' with a class of {237EB6DA-3FEA-4DD2-8A61-A901B5C489D7}.
  • GhosteryBrowserHelperObject.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Ghostery Add-On' with a class of {237EB6DA-3FEA-4DD2-8A61-A901B5C489D7}.

How do I remove Ghostery IE Plugin?

You can uninstall Ghostery IE Plugin 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 Ghostery IE Plugin, 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 Ghostery IE Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ghostery IE Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.95%
Windows XP 13.13%
Windows 10 8.59%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.47%
Windows 7 Professional 9.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.38%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.39%
  United Kingdom 6.74%
  Germany 6.55%
  Belgium 3.28%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  Canada 2.89%
  Italy 2.70%
  France 1.73%
  Australia 0.96%
  DK 0.77%
  Singapore 0.58%
  Brazil 0.58%
  Thailand 0.58%
  Switzerland 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.94%
Hewlett-Packard 23.42%
Acer 12.61%
Toshiba 5.41%
ASUS 4.95%
Intel 2.70%
Sony 2.70%
Sahara 1.80%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Compaq 0.90%
Medion 0.90%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 3.95%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.29%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.63%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 1.97%


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