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Should I remove SearchYa!?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,179
United States Rank #14,862
Reach 0.0236%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.03 days
531.85 days >
Average installed length: 279.44 days


What is SearchYa!?

SearchYa! is an ad-supported program installed into Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The programs collects and stores information about web browsing habits and sends this information to its remote servers in order to provide injected advertising in search results and various other places. It will also modify the browser's home page and search provider. It displays various pop-up advertisements and tracks and reports your web surfing behavior. It displays targeted search results and pop-up advertisements based on terms that the user enters for Web searches. The program also adds its own browser toolbar and installs a browser helper objects (BHO) in Internet Explorer for monitoring Web search terms and implementing the browser toolbar. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named searchyasrv.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 2.81 MB (2,943,384 bytes). The installed file SearchyaUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SearchYa!.
uninstall.exe (b3530d624e647cd491b6f8a22fd43f96) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Stranfom
Commtouch SDK W32/Dropper.I.gen!Eldorado
F-Prot v6. W32/Dropper.I.gen
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7257 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Norman 10.20140107 Suspicious_Gen4.EKPCK
Symantec 1/7/2014 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
escortShld.dll (a0512a9245ed9bd4de32007b49f90dc8) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.azZp
ESET-NOD32 8944 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.93.0 Generic PUA IM
SearchyaUpdater.exe (b352141bc9ca645f7c72b00fad5dea27) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Funmoods.1
ESET-NOD32 8114 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.BD
PC Tools Suspicious.Cloud.7.L
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0214
       View all 14 all detections
SearchYa! has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove SearchYa!.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchya!\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SearchYa!\\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SearchYa!

Program executable:searchyasrv.exe
Name:SearchYa Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\searchya!\\searchyasrv.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Setup ©) - Setup© (Setup)
  • (Malware detected) escortShld.dll
  • searchyaApp.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD) - Montiera Toolbar
  • searchyaEng.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD)
  • searchyaTlbr.dll
  • (Malware detected) SearchyaUpdater.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchyaTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SearchYa Toolbar' with the class of {33AA308B-B565-4376-AC66-59EE9B6AD13E}.
Scheduled Task
  • SearchyaUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Searchya' (runs daily at 10:59 PM).

How do I remove SearchYa!?

Quickly and completely remove SearchYa! 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 SearchYa! 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 SearchYa!, 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 SearchYa!.
  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 SearchYa! you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.58%
Windows 8 15.41%
Windows XP 8.46%
Windows Vista 7.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.81%
Windows 7 Professional 8.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.08%
Windows 8 Pro 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.69%
  Germany 8.67%
  Italy 7.32%
  India 4.61%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  DZ 2.98%
  Netherlands 2.98%
  Iran 2.44%
  Russia 2.44%
  Spain 1.90%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Belgium 1.63%
  France 1.63%
  Israel 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.85%
Dell 20.55%
Acer 18.72%
ASUS 9.13%
Toshiba 5.94%
Lenovo 2.74%
Sony 2.74%
Medion 2.74%
Samsung 2.28%
Intel 1.83%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.08%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.31%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.31%


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