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Should I remove Price Check by AOL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,981
United States Rank #4,669
Reach 0.0362%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.64 days
903.97 days >
Average installed length: 474.97 days


VersionDistribution 5.46% 74.23% 8.82% 10.78% 0.56% 0.14%

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Price Check by AOL

What is Price Check by AOL?

Price Check by AOL will let you know when there are coupons or better prices from competing merchants by monitoring viewed web pages for affiliated merchants. The Price Check by AOL product consists of a Browswer Helper Object for Intenet Explorer as well as a server process (IE Broker for Price Check by AOL). When visiting one of the domains on the limited list, the Price Check toolbar will send the product or service information you are viewing to its servers in order to search for alternatives.

About  (from AOL)

Who doesn't want to save 20% on a purchase they're already looking to make? Well, Pricecheck is here to find that bargain for you! Pricecheck is all about connecting you with deals based on what you're looking for now, without you having to do anything different than you are already.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named aolpricecheckserver.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 650.9 KB (666,523 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: pricecheck.aol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\price check by aol
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Price Check by AOL\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 650.9 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Price Check by AOL

Program executable:aolpricecheckserver.exe
Name:Price Check by AOL
IE Broker for Price Check by AOL
Path:C:\Program Files\price check by aol\aolpricecheckserver.exe
Additional files:
  • aolpricecheck.dll - Price Check by AOL (IE Plugin for Price Check by AOL )
  • uninstall.exe - Price Check by AOL - IE Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • aolpricecheck.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Price Check by AOL' with the class of {D25B97E9-62B2-40CE-BECF-E43A7B879072}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0034509302%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00217961%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00127132%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Price Check by AOL?

You can uninstall Price Check by AOL 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 Price Check by AOL, 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 Price Check by AOL.
  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 Price Check by AOL you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.81%
Windows 10 12.18%
Windows Vista 10.92%
Windows XP 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.70%
Windows 7 Professional 7.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.47%
Windows 8 3.09%
Windows 8.1 2.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.21%
  United Kingdom 0.82%
  Iran 0.49%
  Japan 0.25%
  Germany 0.16%
  China 0.16%
  Chile 0.08%
  France 0.08%
  Kuwait 0.08%
  IQ 0.08%
  PR 0.08%
  DK 0.08%
  Canada 0.08%
  United Arab Emirates 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.15%
Dell 24.58%
Toshiba 12.01%
Acer 9.76%
ASUS 4.32%
Lenovo 1.13%
Samsung 1.13%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Intel 0.94%
Gateway 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.99%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.52%

About AOL

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Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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