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What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,095
United States Rank #22,295
Reach 0.0236%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.88 days
291.51 days >
Average installed length: 153.17 days


VersionDistribution 0.22% 1.29% 13.98% 0.86% 0.22% 0.22% 0.43% 3.01% 0.86% 0.43% 11.40% 1.51% 3.01% 0.43% 2.15% 1.29% 0.22% 0.43% 32.69% 1.29% 6.88% 1.72% 1.51% 7.31% 0.22% 0.86% 0.22% 0.43% 0.86% 0.22% 1.29% 0.22% 1.94% 0.43%

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PlayFree Browser

What is PlayFree Browser?

The program is bundled with various 'free' game portals and may modify the user's web browser homepage.

About  (from MyPlayCity)

PlayFree Browser offers a unique opportunity to have an easy access to tons of top-quality casual games at no cost! It allows everyone to be up-to-date on free to play premium casual game releases. PlayFree Browser is specialized in providing users with unique content that will be of high interest for all casual game p...  Read more


PlayFree Browser is a program developed by MyPlayCity. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is playfreebrowser.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 206.57 MB (216,608,157 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 18% of users of PlayFree Browser come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Indonesia.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
PlayFree Browser 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: www.MyPlayCity.com
Help link: www.playfree.org
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application\\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 206.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayFree Browser

Program executable:playfreebrowser.exe
Name:PlayFree Browser
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\playfree browser\application\playfreebrowser.exe
Additional files:
  • new_chrome.exe - PlayFree Browser
  • old_chrome.exe
  • chrome_frame_helper.dll - Google Chrome Frame (Chrome Frame renders the Web of the future in the browsers of the past. It's like strapping a rocket engine to a minivan.)
  • chrome_frame_helper.exe
  • chrome_launcher.exe
  • npchrome_frame.dll
  • chrome.dll
  • delegate_execute.exe
  • metro_driver.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • playfreebrowser.dll
  • hp_pt.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PlayFreeBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{86919842-88AE-4A5B-9AC9-13E12901D3EE}' (runs on registration).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • PlayFreeBrowser.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_B7A104C7E49CA58E0B9022D2E0F84F44' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application\PlayFreeBrowser.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BrowserUid' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application\PlayFreeBrowser.exe.
  • new_chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_3A56094C9DD2B1E9FE60A5EB8A58CCED' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application\PlayFreeBrowser.exe" --no-startup-window.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • playfreebrowser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrowserUid' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application\playfreebrowser.exe" --startup.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrowserUid' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PlayFree Browser\Application\playfreebrowser.exe" --startup.

How do I remove PlayFree Browser?

You can uninstall PlayFree Browser 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 PlayFree Browser, 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 PlayFree Browser.
  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) 47%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.16%
Windows 10 19.78%
Windows XP 11.40%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.26%
Windows 7 Professional 10.17%
Windows 8.1 5.19%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.70%
  India 11.30%
  Indonesia 5.33%
  Germany 4.69%
  Philippines 3.84%
  Egypt 3.62%
  MA 2.77%
  DZ 2.35%
  IQ 2.13%
  TN 2.13%
  Canada 2.13%
  France 2.13%
  United Kingdom 2.13%
  Pakistan 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.46%
Acer 24.31%
Dell 18.15%
Toshiba 6.77%
ASUS 4.62%
Lenovo 4.31%
Samsung 2.46%
Sahara 2.15%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Medion 0.62%
NEC 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.14%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.37%
HP ProBook 4540s 1.78%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.78%

Publisher URL: www.myplaycity.com


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