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Should I remove Google Legacy Browser Support?

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 #29,131
United States Rank #21,199
Reach 0.0051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.07 days
90.44 days >
Average installed length: 47.52 days


VersionDistribution 1.98% 17.82% 11.88% 4.95% 29.70% 28.71% 4.95%

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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 and is usually about 2.16 MB (2,269,184 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 66% of users of Google Legacy Browser Support come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

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.)
Estimated size: 2.16 MB
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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) 58%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.41%
Windows 10 38.61%
Windows XP 1.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 28.28%
Windows 7 Professional 21.21%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.10%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.05%
Windows 10 Enterprise 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.19%
  Germany 4.32%
  United Kingdom 2.88%
  Singapore 2.16%
  France 2.16%
  Canada 2.16%
  Peru 2.16%
  South Africa 1.44%
  Brazil 1.44%
  Colombia 1.44%
  Israel 1.44%
  Egypt 1.44%
  Saudi Arabia 1.44%
  Hong Kong 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.35%
Hewlett-Packard 23.26%
Lenovo 22.09%
ASUS 4.65%
Acer 2.33%
Toshiba 1.16%
Sony 1.16%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 9020 AIO 7.37%
Dell Latitude E7450 6.32%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 2.11%
Dell Latitude E7240 2.11%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.11%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF 2.11%

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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