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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #40,309
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 206.95 days
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Average installed length: 389.28 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin


RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin is a software program developed by ProQuest. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,717,760 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\refworks\refgrab-it
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{841B9339-2368-45B8-8657-5BE020E4BA16}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin

  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • exporthandler.exe - ExportHandler
  • refgrabitbho.dll - RefGrabItBHO

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • refgrabitbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'RefGrabItBHO.RefGrabIt' with the class of {07E561F6-B19A-4400-8247-1FB2CBCB6E6E}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • refgrabitbho.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'RefGrabItBHO.RefGrabItToolMenu' with a class of {F6C144AC-EA6A-446d-90D7-68D71B60750F}.

How do I remove RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin?

You can uninstall RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin 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 RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin, 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 RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by RefGrab-It Internet Explorer Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows 10 19.35%
Windows Vista 12.90%
Windows XP 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.90%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.68%
Windows 8.1 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.50%
  Canada 15.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Australia 5.00%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  Austria 2.50%
  PR 2.50%
  SY 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.93%
Toshiba 24.14%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
Sony 10.34%
Acer 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Samsung 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
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