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What is browserchoice.exe?

Part of Browser Choice by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft is providing the Browser Choice update to comply with a legal settlement with the European Commission. Microsoft is required to inform customers who currently use Internet Explorer as their default browser that there are other web browser choices available. You can use the Browser Choice update to select and install the web browser you want to use on your PC.
Description of browserchoice.exe from Microsoft
If you're using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 and you have your regional settings set to one of the following countries or regions, you’ll get the Browser Choice update through the Windows Update service. The Browser Choice update will only be offered to customers using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
(browserchoice.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is browserchoice.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - browserchoice.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\CreateChoiceProcessTask'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the browserchoice.exe file.Of the 0.3% of browserchoice.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: browserchoice.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Browser Choice
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16396 (win8_gdr.120814-1419)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16396
Size: 82.09 KB
Original file name: browserchoice.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 9/4/2012
Expiration date: 9/7/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: CreateChoiceProcessTask
Command: \CreateChoiceProcessTask

Image hashes

MD5: 9bdd517f98880929a024d3ab9273b9b4
SHA-1: a9e351e0ef062660ba258f31de82de0ef5d2b7a1
SHA-256: fda0d14b96b5fa7b5666b94923dfe2a00680fdc3e698e4746e6ff1a3f95fc802

PE image details

File packed: No
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