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Should I remove PayPal Plug-In?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,787
United States Rank #15,770
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VersionDistribution 64.08% 9.71% 6.80% 0.97% 7.77% 9.71% 0.97%

PayPal Plug-In


PayPal Plug-In is a program developed by PayPal, Inc. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is RBroker.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 5.19 MB (5,441,935 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 98% of users of PayPal Plug-In come from the United States, it is also popular in PR and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paypal.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PayPal\PayPal Plug-In
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{73317C31-2B6E-4B88-9865-B97C1331A39D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.19 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by PayPal Plug-In

Program executable:RBroker.exe
Name:RegBroker Module
Path:C:\Program Files\PayPal\PayPal Plug-In\RBroker.exe
Additional files:
  • OToolbar.dll - IE Toolbar Client button with menu (PayPal2 Control Module)
  • PayPalHelper.dll - PayPalHelper Module
  • RoboformSDK.dll (by Siber Systems) - RoboForm SDK Engine (RoboformSDK Main Module)
  • wsa18.dll (by Symantec) - Norton Confidential (Norton Confidential (WCID) v2006.1 NT5 Build (2006,1,0,52))
  • RBroker.exe - RegBroker Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PayPalHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'OToolbarHelper Class' with the class of {EAD3A971-6A23-4246-8691-C9244E858967}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • OToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PayPal Plug-In' with the class of {DC0F2F93-27FA-4f84-ACAA-9416F90B9511}.

How do I remove PayPal Plug-In?

You can uninstall PayPal Plug-In 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 PayPal Plug-In, 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 PayPal Plug-In.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PayPal Plug-In you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 38%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 37.86%
Windows 7 36.89%
Windows XP 20.39%
Windows 10 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 32.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.59%
  PR 1.81%
  Russia 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.14%
Hewlett-Packard 24.66%
Acer 13.70%
Toshiba 10.96%
Intel 5.48%
Gateway 4.11%
American Megatrends 2.74%
Sony 2.74%
Common models
Dell Studio 540 3.66%
ACER Aspire M5620 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.44%


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