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What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,825
United States Rank #17,674
Reach 0.0809%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.16 days
1066.70 days >
Average installed length: 560.47 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is SimilarSites?

SimilarSites is a web browser extension and browser helper object (BHO) for Internet Explorer that installs a button within the web browser designed to show simular web sites based on the current site the user is on.

About  (from SimilarGroup)

With all the websites on the net, it’s easy to waste time surfing through irrelevant ones. SimilarSites improves your browsing experience with sites like the ones you’re looking for. Our new research tool will help you discover the most important traffic insights for any website. Analyze your competitors’ traffic and i...  Read more


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is similarsites.dll. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 669.32 KB (685,385 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SimilarSites.
uninstall.exe (3336df5ef91b7890b8029b4b0fe6f987) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.7601636
Commtouch SDK W32/Trojan.MLBW-5677
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.7601636
F-Secure 11.2014-11-01_7 Trojan.Generic.7601636
G Data 14.1.22 Trojan.Generic.7601636
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.7601636
Symantec 1/11/2014 rev. 7 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SimilarSites
URL: www.SimilarSites.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\similarsites
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SimilarSites\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 669.32 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SimilarSites

Program module:similarsites.dll
Name:Internet Explorer SimilarSites Toolbar
SimilarSites Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\similarsites\similarsites.dll
Additional files:
  • SimilarSites_new.dll - Internet Explorer SimilarSites Toolbar (SimilarSites Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - SimilarSites

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • similarsites.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'SimilarSites' with a class of {FE69C007-C452-4d3e-86D2-1730DF8BC871}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • SimilarSites.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {807DF5E0-4EF7-48a8-A405-239F3E29FFA9}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • SimilarSites.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SimilarSites' with the class of {FE69C007-C452-4d3e-86D2-1730DF8BC871} (SimilarSites Toolbar).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • SimilarSites.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SimilarSites' with a class of {FE69C007-C452-4d3e-86D2-1730DF8BC871} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.

How do I remove SimilarSites?

You can uninstall SimilarSites 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 SimilarSites, 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 SimilarSites.
  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 SimilarSites you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.81%
Windows XP 11.16%
Windows 10 6.33%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.09%
Windows 7 Professional 10.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.05%
Windows 7 Starter 3.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 8.16%
  MA 4.55%
  Iran 3.55%
  Mexico 3.42%
  DZ 3.18%
  TN 2.93%
  Saudi Arabia 2.93%
  Taiwan 2.74%
  Argentina 2.74%
  India 2.62%
  Colombia 2.55%
  Thailand 2.12%
  Malaysia 2.12%
  Peru 1.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.42%
Acer 21.32%
Dell 20.83%
Toshiba 7.95%
ASUS 6.98%
Samsung 4.94%
Lenovo 3.39%
American Megatrends 1.84%
Intel 1.55%
Sahara 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 4.12%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.52%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.52%

About SimilarGroup

SimilarGroup (SimilarGroup / SimilarWeb Ltd) is a private technology based company, that developed an algorithm aimed to identify similar and top content related to every website online in real time.
Publisher URL: www.similarsites.com


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