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Should I remove NetAssistant for Firefox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,821
United States Rank #6,204
Reach 0.0322%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 678.31 days
1597.71 days >
Average installed length: 839.47 days


3.6.5 100.00%

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NetAssistant for Firefox

What is NetAssistant for Firefox?

Freeze.com's screensavers and toolbars often appeal to computer users who have a penchant for dolphin memorabilia. Unfortunately, before long, the program integrates itself into the Windows startup as well as your Web browser, and it slowly takes over your computer.

About  (from Freeze.com)

NetAssistant is a 'helper' application to help you search and find what you're looking for. NetAssistant achieves this by offering alternative suggestions for web pages that have been misspelled, mistyped, or does not exist anymore. NetAssistant is seamless and easy to use. Just type in a web address like you normally ...  Read more


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named update.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
NetAssistant for Firefox 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

URL: search.freeze.com/search.aspx
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Freeze.com\NetAssistant\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {1266764D-FC4F-4FA7-B63B-884D53B1680F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by NetAssistant for Firefox

Program executable:update.exe
Name:IE Toolbar
IE Toolbar Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Freeze.com\NetAssistant\update.exe
Additional files:
  • NetAssistant.dll (by W3i) - Freeze.com NetAssistant
  • install.rdf

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • NetAssistant.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'NetAssistant' with the class of {E38FA08E-F56A-4169-ABF5-5C71E3C153A1} (NetAssistantBHO).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • NetAssistant.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'NetAssistant' with a class of {E38FA08E-F56A-4169-ABF5-5C71E3C153A1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove NetAssistant for Firefox?

You can uninstall NetAssistant for Firefox 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 NetAssistant for Firefox, 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 NetAssistant for Firefox.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NetAssistant for Firefox you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.93%
Windows XP 17.82%
Windows Vista 14.67%
Windows 10 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.70%
Windows 10 Home 2.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.52%
  Germany 5.05%
  Canada 4.02%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Australia 1.34%
  France 1.24%
  Spain 0.82%
  Italy 0.62%
  Brazil 0.21%
  Colombia 0.21%
  Iran 0.21%
  Hong Kong 0.10%
  Kazakstan 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 24.87%
Acer 13.08%
Toshiba 11.79%
American Megatrends 2.31%
Intel 2.31%
Sahara 1.54%
Samsung 1.54%
Lenovo 1.28%
ASUS 1.03%
Gateway 0.77%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.63%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 2.63%

About Freeze.com

Freeze.com aggrigates the traffic of multiple Web sites they own including Freeze.com, ScreenSaver.com, and Wallpapers.
Publisher URL: www.freeze.com


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