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Should I remove URL Helper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,097
United States Rank #26,283
Reach 0.0110%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.61 days
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Average installed length: 179.89 days

URL Helper


URL Helper is a program developed by StreamingStar. 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. The main program executable is URLHelper.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1.99 MB (2,091,079 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 27% of users of URL Helper come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StreamingStar\URLHelper\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\StreamingStar\URLHelper\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by URL Helper

Program executable:URLHelper.exe
Name:URL Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\StreamingStar\URLHelper\URLHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • URLHelper.exe - URL Helper
  • WinPcap.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap 4.1 beta5 (WinPcap 4.1 beta5 installer)
  • SniffURL.dll - SniffURL (Sniff Stream URL DLL)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AdapterList.dll - AdapterList Dynamic Link Library (List all available interface for URL Helper)
  • ExportPackets.dll - ExportPackets Dynamic Link Library (URLHelper's Packets Serializer)
  • WinPcap_3_1.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap 3.1 (WinPcap 3.1 installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • URLHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{12375298-E790-4268-ADA3-6507B8B44E2D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CDRipper\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove URL Helper?

Quickly and completely remove URL Helper from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall URL Helper 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 URL Helper, 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 URL Helper.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.87%
Windows 10 32.86%
Windows XP 8.45%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.10%
Windows 10 Home 7.62%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.58%
  MA 8.11%
  DZ 4.95%
  Brazil 4.05%
  Spain 3.60%
  Netherlands 3.60%
  TN 3.15%
  France 3.15%
  Mexico 3.15%
  Germany 3.15%
  Italy 3.15%
  Sweden 2.25%
  Israel 2.25%
  Canada 2.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.01%
Acer 21.01%
Dell 15.97%
ASUS 9.24%
Toshiba 7.56%
Lenovo 3.36%
American Megatrends 2.52%
Sahara 2.52%
Samsung 2.52%
Intel 1.68%
Alienware 0.84%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.68%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.68%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 1.79%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 1.79%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.79%


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