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Should I remove avast! Ad Blocker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,562
United States Rank #5,105
Reach 0.1153%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.31 days
717.21 days >
Average installed length: 376.84 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

avast! Ad Blocker

What is avast! Ad Blocker?  (from AVAST Software)

avast! Ad Blocker blocks all annoying ads on the web by default: video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.


avast! Ad Blocker is a software program developed by AVAST Software. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,138,688 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 40% of users of avast! Ad Blocker come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avast software\avast! ad blocker ie
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{021C6667-63D3-4416-B537-865E77F4DF4F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by avast! Ad Blocker

  • adblocker32.dll - avast! Ad Blocker (avast! Ad Blocker Module)
  • adblocker64.dll
  • dd_belatedpng.js
  • html5shiv.js
  • iesettings.js
  • settings.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • adblocker64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.
  • adblocker32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Ad Blocker' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED663}.

How do I remove avast! Ad Blocker?

You can uninstall avast! Ad Blocker 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 avast! Ad Blocker, 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 avast! Ad Blocker.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by avast! Ad Blocker you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.09%
Windows 10 16.28%
Windows XP 10.21%
Windows Vista 6.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.29%
Windows 7 Professional 9.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.97%
Windows 8 3.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.32%
  France 6.22%
  Germany 6.03%
  United Kingdom 4.60%
  Brazil 4.06%
  Italy 3.21%
  Canada 2.82%
  Russia 1.89%
  India 1.85%
  Belgium 1.58%
  Poland 1.58%
  Spain 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Australia 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.95%
Dell 20.85%
Acer 19.77%
ASUS 8.12%
Toshiba 7.76%
Lenovo 3.88%
Intel 2.66%
Samsung 2.52%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Sahara 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 5.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.59%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.00%
Positivo Positivo M... 1.80%

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides PC virus protection.
Publisher URL: www.avast.com


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