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Should I remove Google Legacy Browser Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #28,165
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VersionDistribution 31.91% 57.45% 10.64%

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Google Legacy Browser Support


Google Legacy Browser Support 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 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 52% of users of Google Legacy Browser Support come from the United States, it is also popular in Peru and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/business
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\legacy browser support
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{241A392C-A90E-49BA-9DFB-752AB69D8E79}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Legacy Browser Support

  • lbs_native_host.exe - Browser Switcher Extension Native Host
  • browser_switcher_bho.dll - Browser Switcher BHO

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • browser_switcher_bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Legacy Browser Support' with the class of {08B5789A-BD8E-4DAE-85DF-EF792C658B86}.

How do I remove Google Legacy Browser Support?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Legacy Browser Support you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 23%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.60%
Windows 8 23.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.04%
Windows 7 Enterprise 31.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.64%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 8.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.46%
  Peru 8.20%
  Germany 4.92%
  Brazil 3.28%
  Israel 3.28%
  Saudi Arabia 3.28%
  Singapore 1.64%
  South Africa 1.64%
  Colombia 1.64%
  Belgium 1.64%
  France 1.64%
  Russia 1.64%
  India 1.64%
  Romania 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.56%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Lenovo 26.67%
Acer 6.67%
Sony 2.22%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 9020 AIO 8.70%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.35%
HP EliteBook 2540p 4.35%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF 4.35%
LENOVO 2347AP9 4.35%
Sony VPCCA3S1E 2.17%

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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