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Should I remove PlayBryte?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,957
United States Rank #4,113
Reach 0.0510%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 465.88 days
1400.03 days >
Average installed length: 735.61 days

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What is PlayBryte?

PlayBryte is a game portal that provides online flash-based games that inserts in-line advertisements into a user's web page through a web browser extension (BHO) in Internet Explorer named PlayBryte BHO. PlayBryte also may install a toolbar that will redirect web searches and in some case change the user's home page. This browser extension is a potentially unwanted program that is designed to show pop-ups and text-based ads displayed directly in the HTML for various websites.

It is detected as adware by a number of antivirus and anti-spyware software programs.
- Microsoft Security Essentials detects it as Adware:MSIL/PlayBryte.

About  (from iBryte)

PlayBryte is a very popular gaming site that offers free flash games in exchange for agreement to download and install our software and receive advertising. PlayBryte advertisements are fully PlayBryte-branded for clear identification.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PlayBryte.
uninstall.exe (47b10bc2664778f8d0f700ca291e0e3a) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1122 Adware.Generic.355102
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Generic
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.07 Trojan/Win32.Genome
Avira AntiVir Adware/PlayBryte.A.4
avast! 2014.9-140108 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3600 Skodna.Generic
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Genome.AnF
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.355102
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Genome.akase
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader7.41298
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.355102
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.B
Fortinet FortiGate 1/8/2014 Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2014-08-01_4 Adware.Generic.355102
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Generic.355102
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.AdWare
Jiangmin KV140108 Trojan/Genome.dpth
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10750 Adware
K7GW 13.175.10750 Adware ( 0048c20f1 )
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Genome
Malwarebytes v2014.01.08.08 Adware.iBryte
McAfee 5600.7256 RDN/Generic PUP.z!e
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7256 RDN/Generic PUP.z!e
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:MSIL/PlayBryte
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.355102
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32..behurh
nProtect Trojan-Clicker/W32.Agent.474624.C
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.C
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.13FF57A5!335501221
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA GB
Trend Micro 10.465.08 TROJ_SPNR.0BFR13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_SPNR.0BFR13
Vba32 AntiVirus Trojan.Genome.ak
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 iBryte (fs)
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Genome.474624.D
       View all 35 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Playbryte
URL: www.playbryte.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Playbryte
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Playbryte\uninstall.exe" /u /UserID=0310f8af-f94a-4564-bc7c-3da90ab16284 /SourceID=volonet_playbryte_fa_v2 /ImplementationID=Playbry
Estimated size: 497 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayBryte

  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

How do I remove PlayBryte?

You can uninstall PlayBryte 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 PlayBryte, 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 PlayBryte.
  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) 73%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.24%
Windows Vista 14.41%
Windows XP 4.77%
Windows 10 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01%
Windows 7 Professional 5.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.60%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.00%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  Canada 3.16%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Australia 1.18%
  Iran 0.74%
  India 0.25%
  Germany 0.19%
  Mexico 0.12%
  Japan 0.12%
  Philippines 0.12%
  PR 0.12%
  MK 0.06%
  MA 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.21%
Dell 24.11%
Acer 12.65%
Toshiba 11.59%
ASUS 4.61%
Samsung 1.98%
Lenovo 1.84%
Intel 1.45%
Gateway 1.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.39%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.81%


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