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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,389
United States Rank #10,959
Reach 0.0716%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.08 days
503.88 days >
Average installed length: 264.75 days


2.0.2013 0.43%
2.0.1910 0.07%
2.0.1728 3.18%
2.0.1636 0.43%
2.0.1446 4.04%
2.0.1431 18.12%
2.0.1404 0.43%
1.2.709 9.46%
1.2.528 2.60%
1.2.321 2.60%
1.2.204 8.88%
1.1.830 21.66%
1.1.810 12.49%
1.1.510 14.73%
1.1.413 0.87%

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PowerLine Utility

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What is PowerLine Utility?  (from TP-LINK)

This powerline adapter takes advantage of your home's existing electrical wires to transfer data while simultaneously transferring traditional power. That means, with no additional wiring required, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure. With h...  Read more


PowerLine Utility is a program developed by TP-LINK. The most used version is 1.1.830, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 1.16 MB (1,219,072 bytes). avirabrowsersafetyupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 22% of users of PowerLine Utility come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avira\browser safety\abs_extension\img
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{90CEFC52-6FA1-42A3-88CE-4CA57F0F1582}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerLine Utility

  • abs_systemservant.exe (by Avira Operations) - Avira Browser Safety (Avira Browser Safety Service Tool)
  • absie_bg.exe (by Avira Operations) - Avira Browser Safety Background Process
  • app.js
  • avira browser safety.dll
  • avirabrowsersafetyupdater.exe - Avira Browser Safety Updater
  • background.js
  • bind.js
  • blocked.js
  • content.js
  • content_script_loader.js
  • content_start.js
  • de-de.json
  • en-us.json
  • es-es.json
  • fr-fr.json
  • indexed.json
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • it-it.json
  • locale.js
  • manifest.json
  • messages.json
  • messages-sim.json
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • pt-br.json
  • qunit.js
  • search.js
  • sinon-1.10.2.js
  • sinon-1.7.3.js
  • sinon-qunit-1.0.0.js
  • standalone.js
  • unit.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • avira browser safety.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AviraBrowserSafety.BrowserSafety' with the class of {c3c77255-42c0-499f-b664-6e981a0b1647}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • avira browser safety.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'AviraBrowserSafety.Icon' with a class of {d8f67242-b229-4065-95fa-391b077ed6ca}.
Scheduled Task
  • avirabrowsersafetyupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Avira Browser Safety Updater Task' (Next runs on 3/23/2015 at 10:15 PM).

How do I remove PowerLine Utility?

Quickly and completely remove PowerLine Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PowerLine Utility 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PowerLine Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PowerLine Utility.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PowerLine Utility you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.19%
Windows 10 35.16%
Windows Vista 3.39%
Windows XP 3.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.17%
Windows 10 Home 13.09%
Windows 7 Professional 12.51%
Windows 10 Pro 8.75%
Windows 8.1 5.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.21% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 22.21%
  Germany 21.81%
  United States 20.67%
  Italy 7.65%
  Netherlands 5.30%
  Spain 3.76%
  France 1.88%
  Belgium 1.74%
  Austria 1.54%
  Australia 1.14%
  Sweden 1.07%
  Ireland 1.01%
  Portugal 0.87%
  Canada 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.43%
Dell 17.80%
Acer 17.65%
ASUS 11.46%
Medion 9.75%
Lenovo 3.10%
Intel 2.79%
Samsung 2.79%
Toshiba 1.86%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 3.77%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%


TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com


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