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Should I remove Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,841
United States Rank #3,419
Reach 0.0805%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.33 days
481.75 days >
Average installed length: 253.12 days


VersionDistribution 98.11% 1.89%

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Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out

What is Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out?

Google's opt-out plugin for Internet Explorer and Firefox blocks cookies delivered by its Doubleclick advertising network.

About  (from Google Inc)

With this browser plugin you can permanently opt out of the DoubleClick cookie, which is an advertising cookie that Google uses. The plugin lets you keep your opt-out status for this browser even when you clear all cookies. The Google advertising cookie opt-out plugin is available as open source on our project code sit...  Read more


Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out is a program developed by Google Inc. 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 software installer includes 1 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 80% of users of Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/opt-out.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\advertising cookie opt-out
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4415B0E6-B266-49C3-B501-FFEF76C3D71B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out

  • opt_out.dll - Advertising Cookie Opt-out

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • opt_out.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Advertising Cookie Opt-out' with the class of {8E425EB4-ADBD-4816-B1E8-49BB9DECF034}.

How do I remove Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out?

You can uninstall Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out 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 Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out, 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 Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.51%
Windows 10 23.47%
Windows Vista 12.90%
Windows XP 7.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.57%
Windows 10 Home 8.36%
Windows 8.1 7.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.54%
  United Kingdom 8.72%
  Canada 3.62%
  Germany 1.53%
  Australia 1.11%
  Japan 0.64%
  Brazil 0.30%
  Turkey 0.30%
  Hungary 0.30%
  New Zealand 0.26%
  South Africa 0.21%
  Israel 0.21%
  Czech Republic 0.21%
  Thailand 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.09%
Hewlett-Packard 32.01%
Acer 10.95%
Toshiba 7.46%
ASUS 4.72%
Lenovo 1.70%
Intel 1.23%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Gateway 1.04%
Samsung 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.06%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.84%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com


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