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Should I remove WebSearcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #28,199
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.82 days
53.62 days >
Average installed length: 28.17 days


1.6.0 10.00%
1.0.3 45.00%
1.0.2 45.00%


What is WebSearcher?

websearcher is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.

From the TOS: "When you access the Web Site through the Applications, the Web Site sets a "cookie" that collects information about your use of the Applications including the unique identification code of your Applications, the queries you submit through the Applications, your IP address, and whether you clicked on search results or advertising links. When you start your browser, the Applications also sends a configuration request which also includes your computer's IP address, browser type, and information about the specific release date and distribution source of your Applications. This information allows WebSearcher to distinguish your Applications for purposes of compensating third parties who distribute its products and to analyze retention and usage on an aggregated basis. Such "cookies" and configuration settings are reset every 24 hours, but the information collected is stored in a query log for up to six months."

About  (from Visual Media Online Ltd)

This browser application integrates a new feature that displays search results from some of your favorite sites directly in the window that you are viewing. WebSearcher does not have any affiliation to these third-party sites, but provides this as a quick reference service to the user. The WebSearcher provides this fe...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WebSearcher
URL: www.websearcher.eu
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\websearcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebSearcher\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebSearcher

Program executable:WebSearcher.crx
Path:C:\Program Files\websearcher\WebSearcher.crx
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • WebSearcherUpdater.exe (by Search Enhancement Tools) - VebaSearch (WebSearcherUpdater)
  • getaffid.js
  • uninstall.exe
  • FiddlerCoreWrapper.dll - FiddlerCoreWrapper
  • Sniffer.exe
  • Service.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebSearcher' with the class of {D4A9BD79-745D-45C3-A16B-3939A9F0E4F0}.
2 Services
  • WebSearcherUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'WebSearcherUpdater' (WebSearcherUpdater).
  • Service.exe runs as a service named 'Service.exe' (Service.exe).

How do I remove WebSearcher?

Quickly and completely remove WebSearcher 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 WebSearcher 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 WebSearcher, 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 WebSearcher.
  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 WebSearcher you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 65%
Win XP 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 65.00%
Windows 7 30.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Connected 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.14%
  India 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.78%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Dell 22.22%
Toshiba 5.56%
Sony 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 5.26%
Sony VPCEH390X 5.26%
Sony Reserved 5.26%
LENOVO 10093 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard s5610f 5.26%


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