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Should I remove Search Manager Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,428
United States Rank #8,968
Reach 0.0178%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.93 days
116.04 days >
Average installed length: 60.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.2.3 11.30%
5.2.2 3.48%
5.1.7 84.35%
5.1.3 0.87%

Search Manager Service

What is Search Manager Service?

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab

About  (from Surf Canyon)

Surf Canyon has invented and developed "real-time personalized search," a technology that disambiguates the intent “on the fly,” and, in real time, brings forward to page one relevant results that might otherwise remain buried. By transforming traditional static lists of links into dynamic search pages that automatical...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 5.1.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is SurfCanyonDesktop.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,595,885 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.surfcanyon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Manager Service

Program executable:SurfCanyonDesktop.exe
Name:Surf Canyon Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\SurfCanyonDesktop.exe
MD5:682486ab07ed58b14b964bc970eb19e8
Additional files:
  • SurfCanyonDesktop.exe - Surf Canyon Desktop
  • surfcanyon.dll - Fast Search (Fast Search for Internet Explorer)
  • surfcanyon64.dll
  • scbhmon.exe - scbhmon
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • 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).
Service
  • scbhmon.exe runs as a service named 'Extension Security Monitor Service' (scbhmon) "Extension Security Monitor Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SurfCanyonDesktop.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SurfCanyonDesktop' which loads as C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\SurfCanyonDesktop.exe.

How do I remove Search Manager Service?

Quickly and completely remove Search Manager Service 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 Search Manager Service 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 Search Manager Service, 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 Search Manager Service.
  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 Search Manager Service you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.83%
Windows 8 25.22%
Windows Vista 6.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.04%
Windows 8 11.30%
Windows 8.1 10.43%
Windows 7 Professional 9.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.11%
Dell 27.37%
Toshiba 11.58%
Acer 10.53%
GIGABYTE 3.16%
Samsung 2.11%
ASUS 2.11%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.74%
Gateway NE56R 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.87%
Dell Inspiron M5040 1.87%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.87%

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