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Should I remove Search.us.com?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,927
United States Rank #13,279
Reach 0.2654%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.52 days
339.77 days >
Average installed length: 178.52 days

Search.us.com

What is Search.us.com?

Search.us.com Toolbar a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

About  (from the publisher)

Search.us.com provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including without limitation various communications tools, forums, shopping services, search services and personalized content. You also understand and agree that the Search.us.com Services may include advertisements and that these advertisemen...  Read more

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named tnt2user.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 3.67 MB (3,850,058 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Search.us.com.
npTNT2.dll (d6b24174cc26eb0ac7f169485528e248) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Jiangmin KV130902 Win32/Virut.bn
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.245 TROJ_GEN.F47V0510
npTNT2Ghost.dll (5dd9f33fbbcded9a297ca244a7982d7b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Win32/Virut.bn
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0510
Search.us.com has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Search.us.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\tnt2\2.0.0.1627
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TNT2\2.0.0.1627\TNT2User.exe" /UNINSTALL PARTNER=10563
Estimated size: 3.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search.us.com

Program executable:tnt2user.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\tnt2\2.0.0.1627\tnt2user.exe
MD5:c89c47f425982d3d5100857af83939c1
Additional files:
  • IEToolbar.dll (by Search.Us.com) - Search.Us.com Toolbar
  • IEToolbar64.dll (by Search.Us.com)
  • passport.dll
  • passport64.dll
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll - npAPI Ghost Plugin
  • npTNT2.dll - npAPI Plugin
  • hmac.1.dll - TNT2
  • iehpr.1.dll
  • iestage2.1.dll
  • log.dll
  • regsvr.1.dll
  • sqlite.1.dll
  • UninstallDlg.1.dll
  • untar.1.dll
  • zipunzip.1.dll
  • ie8starter.exe
  • progress.1.dll
  • tnt2chrome.dll
  • UnInjLib.dll
  • ffassist.1.dll
  • GameConsole.exe
  • GameEngine.dll
  • MinecraftShims64.dll
  • OldStyleSB.1.dll
  • ppshim.dll
  • ppTNT2.dll
  • Tnt2Cbt.dll
  • TNT2UserPS.dll
  • TNT2UserPS64.dll
  • TntMagicDel.dll
  • UnInjLib64.dll
  • tnt2usermgr.exe (by Avira GmbH) - AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTNT2ghost.dll'.
  • npTNT2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTNT2.dll'.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • passport.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer Toolbar with the class of {FBC061E7-4BF9-4622-9307-4CED35AA1187}.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npTNT2.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tnt2npapi.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tnt2npapi.com/Plugin'.
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tnt2ghost.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tnt2ghost.com/Plugin'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TNT2User.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\TNT2\2.0.0.1812\TNT2User.exe'.

How do I remove Search.us.com?

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Or, you can uninstall Search.us.com 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.us.com, 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.us.com.
  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.us.com you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.15%
Windows 8 22.99%
Windows XP 7.84%
Windows Vista 3.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.46%
Windows 7 Professional 10.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.75%
Windows 8 Pro 4.58%
Windows 8 4.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.28% of installs come from Israel
Which countries install it?
  Israel 13.28%
  MA 5.75%
  United States 5.28%
  India 3.11%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Hong Kong 2.80%
  South Africa 2.72%
  IQ 2.48%
  Saudi Arabia 2.17%
  Philippines 2.10%
  Iran 2.02%
  Singapore 2.02%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Turkey 1.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.92%
Dell 19.58%
Acer 15.34%
ASUS 10.19%
Toshiba 9.89%
GIGABYTE 7.57%
Samsung 5.45%
Lenovo 4.64%
Intel 2.62%
Sony 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.03%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.21%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.98%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.06%

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