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What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,581
United States Rank #42,394
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.93 days
646.97 days >
Average installed length: 339.93 days


4.4.0 56.18%
3.27.3 35.96%


What is SearchTheWeb?

SearchTheWeb is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.


The most common release is 4.4.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Iminent.Notifier.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 739.05 KB (756,788 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.iminent.com/aide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X {1FC253E3-EFB3-44CA-9B37-A2A35612134D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 739.05 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SearchTheWeb

Program executable:Iminent.Notifier.exe
Name:Iminent Notifier
Path:C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.Notifier.exe
Additional files:
  • Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll - IminentNavigationBHO
  • Iminent.Notifier.exe - Iminent Notifier

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Iminent.BHO.NavigationError' with the class of {84FF7BD6-B47F-46F8-9130-01B2696B36CB} (CHelperBHO).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Iminent.BHO.NavigationError' with a class of {84FF7BD6-B47F-46F8-9130-01B2696B36CB} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Iminent.Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Iminent.Notifier' which loads as C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.Notifier.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002783169%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020949%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006883%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,779
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:73 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:120 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SearchTheWeb?

Quickly and completely remove SearchTheWeb 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 SearchTheWeb 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 SearchTheWeb, 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 SearchTheWeb.
  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 SearchTheWeb you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.79%
Windows XP 16.85%
Windows Vista 11.24%
Windows 8 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.74%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.74%
Windows 7 Starter 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.90%
  Germany 11.43%
  Mexico 7.62%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Spain 4.76%
  Argentina 3.81%
  Italy 3.81%
  Belgium 2.86%
  France 2.86%
  Brazil 1.90%
  Taiwan 1.90%
  Colombia 1.90%
  UA 1.90%
  Sri Lanka 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.00%
Hewlett-Packard 28.00%
Dell 14.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Samsung 6.00%
ASUS 6.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Common models
Samsung R530/R730 2.53%
Sony VPCJ138FJ 1.27%
Sony VPCEB2M1E 1.27%
Sony VGN-NW21ZF_S 1.27%
Sony VGN-NR430E 1.27%
Sony VGN-FZ250FE 1.27%


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