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Should I remove Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,486
United States Rank #30,592
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.81 days
377.94 days >
Average installed length: 198.58 days

Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard

What is Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard?

Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

Bundled with the company's Optimum Installer and Fusion Installers.


Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 3.07 MB (3,223,040 bytes).
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: BrowserSafeguard
URL: www.adknowledge.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Browsersafeguardext
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Browsersafeguardext\uninstall.exe" /u /UserID=f852d7bc-4226-47c6-8c57-88fd773b0e32 /SourceID=google_7zip-display-soft32-g
Estimated size: 3.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard

  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard?

You can uninstall Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard 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 Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard, 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 Internet Security by BrowserSafeguard.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 10 18.75%
Windows Vista 15.63%
Windows XP 9.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%
Windows 7 Starter 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.76%
  United Kingdom 8.16%
  Canada 2.04%
  Thailand 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.93%
Dell 24.14%
Toshiba 17.24%
ASUS 10.34%
Sony 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
Acer 3.45%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AY748AA-ABA p... 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650D 3.57%


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