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What is AnchorFree Browser Helper Object?


AnchorFree is an internet explorer browser helper object developed by Search-Results
AnchorFree is registered in the registry with the GUID {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
The following dll location can be run with AnchorFree :C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll, C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll, E:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll

Is it safe to keep it ?


So far we don't see any alerts for this browser helper, but if you don't use any function on this browser helper object. It's better to remove it.

How can remove/uninstall AnchorFree ?

Step 1: Open Registry
Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Locate your Browser Helper Object in registry
Look in the left pane and locate "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\.". On the lelf panel you will see a list of GUID , these are the Browser Helper Installed on your Internet Explorer.

{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}

Step3: Delete or Disable Browser Helper Object

If you want to delete the BHO , select the GUID you want to delete , then hit Delete key.
If you want to just disable , rename it to XXX{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}

If you want to know more information about the tool bar with GUID that you have above, you can go to some further steps to check

Step 4: Find the right DLL that the browser helper use.

Find and double-click "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}\InprocServer32" in the left pane. On the right panel, click on (Default)

{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}\InprocServer32

Step 5: Remove this browser helper object completely.

- Locate the DLL that this browser helper object use and go to that folder to delete it.
- Remove the GUID in step 3 that we found in the registry , simply right click on the GUID and hit "Delete"
Note: If you delete this browser helper object, the toolbar comming with this browser helper object may be deleted too.


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