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Should I remove Fast Search by Surf Canyon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,913
United States Rank #16,847
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.76 days
1084.36 days >
Average installed length: 569.75 days


3.3.4 31.82%
3.3.3 13.64%
3.3.2 1.52%
3.3.1 21.97%
3.3.0 31.06%

Fast Search by Surf Canyon

What is Fast Search by Surf Canyon?

Surf Canyon loads into the IE search field at the right end of the URL bar along the top of IE's window. Accessing it is simply a matter of selecting it from the drop-down list of search engines built into the field. It functioned well in our tests, returning results quickly.

About  (from Surf Canyon)

Surf Canyon is a browser extension that sits atop search engine sites like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. By observing user behavior, its real-time semantic personalization technology enables users to quickly and easily find relevant information that's buried in the search result set. Check out our blog for more technical di...  Read more


The most used version is 3.3.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is surfcanyon.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.surfcanyon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Fast Search by Surf Canyon

Program module:surfcanyon.dll
Name:Fast Search
Fast Search for Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\surfcanyon.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • surfcanyon.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Fast Search' with the class of {5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848} (IE BHO Utility).

How do I remove Fast Search by Surf Canyon?

Quickly and completely remove Fast Search by Surf Canyon from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Fast Search by Surf Canyon 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 Fast Search by Surf Canyon, 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 Fast Search by Surf Canyon.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Fast Search by Surf Canyon you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.21%
Windows Vista 13.64%
Windows XP 11.36%
Windows 8 3.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.36%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.06%
Windows 10 Home 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.71%
  Australia 5.71%
  France 4.57%
  Israel 4.00%
  Italy 3.43%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Belgium 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  Canada 2.29%
  Germany 1.71%
  Japan 1.14%
  Spain 1.14%
  Ireland 1.14%
  Hong Kong 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.48%
Dell 24.73%
Toshiba 11.83%
ASUS 6.45%
Acer 5.38%
MSI 2.15%
Samsung 2.15%
Sony 1.08%
Intel 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.90%
Dell XPS 8300 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.90%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 1.90%


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