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Should I remove TV-Browser?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,874
Reach 0.0213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 116.00 days
639.03 days >
Average installed length: 335.76 days


3.3.3 100.00%

TV-Browser 3.3.3

What is TV-Browser?  (from TV-Browser Team)

TV-Browser gets the daily TV program from the internet and shows it clearly aranged - like a printed TV guide. An internet connection is only necessary during the data update. TV-Browser contains no evil code like spyware, backdoors or the like. The source is open. TV-Browser runs on every system with the Java runtime ...  Read more


TV-Browser 3.3.3 is a software program developed by TV-Browser Team. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named tvbrowser.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 7.94 MB (8,329,827 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 82% of users of TV-Browser come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tvbrowser.org
Help link: tvbrowser.org/forum.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TV-Browser
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TV-Browser\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TV-Browser 3.3.3

Program executable:tvbrowser.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tv-browser\tvbrowser.exe
Additional files:

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • tvbrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8BEF7629-E668-4D1E-87C2-5BDABD49A4C8}' (runs on registration).
  • pinball.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0CF48603-5199-429A-A341-D68A6F0848E1}' (runs on registration).
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ShouldIRemoveIt' (runs monthly on Thursdays at 11:00 AM).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • tvbrowser_noDD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TV-Browser\tvbrowser_noDD.exe'.
  • tvbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TV-Browser\tvbrowser.exe'.

How do I remove TV-Browser?

You can uninstall TV-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 TV-Browser 3.3.3, 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 TV-Browser.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.57%
Windows 10 31.83%
Windows Vista 4.28%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.66%
Windows 8.1 17.79%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.60% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 81.60%
  United States 5.42%
  Austria 5.19%
  Switzerland 2.36%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Belgium 1.18%
  United Kingdom 1.18%
  France 0.47%
  Italy 0.47%
  RS 0.24%
  Sweden 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 37.67%
Acer 19.73%
Hewlett-Packard 10.31%
ASUS 9.87%
Dell 5.83%
Samsung 3.14%
Toshiba 2.69%
Intel 2.24%
Lenovo 2.24%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Common models
MEDION MS-7848 5.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.00%
ASUS All Series 4.38%
MEDION MS-7800 3.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%


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