77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,730
United States Rank #7,537
Reach 0.1270%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.56 days
695.16 days >
Average installed length: 365.25 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.1.0.3263 0.06%
4.1.0.3114 8.65%
4.1.0.3039 0.06%
4.1.0.3028 0.22%
4.1.0.2912 0.67%
4.1.0.2881 0.67%
4.1.0.2794 0.73%
4.1.0.2790 2.92%
4.1.0.2698 0.11%
4.1.0.2685 0.11%
3.0.0.122375 0.17%
3.0.0.122346 1.80%
3.0.0.122246 6.12%
3.0.0.122211 1.63%
3.0.0.120959 0.51%
3.0.0.118717 5.33%
3.0.0.118215 0.22%
3.0.0.117818 1.85%
3.0.0.117670 6.91%
3.0.0.117623 16.90%
3.0.0.117530 0.06%
3.0.0.116156 2.86%
3.0.0.115676 14.99%
3.0.0.115556 3.65%
3.0.0.112202 7.80%
3.0.0.110761 2.19%
3.0.0.107547 1.18%
2.5.0.101919 6.06%
2.0.0.94786 5.56%

Windows Searchqu Toolbar

What is Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

Windows Searchqu Toolbar 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.

About  (from Bandoo Media Inc)

Windows Searchqu Toolbar is an Internet browser toolbar that offers helpful search suggestions as the user types keywords into the search box. Additionally, it catches misspelled words and suggests a search using the correct spelling.
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Windows Searchqu Toolbar.
IEBHO.dll (683f04dcc2f8a299732c1e532b4f1c33) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.05.23.07 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.SearchSuite.AMN
ESET-NOD32 7.8321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
K7 AntiVirus 13.166.8668 Adware
K7GW 13.12.7.0.12 Adware
BrowserConnection.dll (8863bfd61cd4bd240ca350359919504a) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Backdoor/Win32.Rbot
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2358
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9241 Adware
K7GW 12.7.0.12 Adware
NANO AntiVirus 0.26.0.53954 Trojan.Win32.Searcher.bskiwt
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0314
datamngr.dll (16716a54940ff7bb20f940f125676ae6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.9091 Adware
K7GW 12.7.0.12 Adware
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_SEARCHSUITE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_SEARCHSUITE
datamngrUI.exe (2ed9c81918815af05d81159955fc3643) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.9
Emsisoft Anti-Malware None Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.SearchSuite.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8073 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0219
dtUser.exe (d1c94dad812c9f79be069a86efd315ae) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
Dr.Web 7.0.14.8060 Tool.InstallToolbar.175
ESET-NOD32 12105 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C potentially unwanted
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Gen.5
DataMngrHlpFF6.dll (607ae0dd7eae6e533d371052a5fcf85d) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.AReP
Clam AntiVirus 0.97.3.0 Win.Trojan.Ramnit-398
ESET-NOD32 8943 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.D
searchqudtx.dll (ad14e447f7ced4ca987b91b379eaf952) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 15.0.0.4189 Bandoomed.149
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Visicom.bB
ESET-NOD32 10647 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
DataMngrHlpFF5.dll (dfd237fbbdd6aba1759bec9a5ea06eba) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.APz
ESET-NOD32 8944 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.D
       View all 30 all detections
Windows Searchqu Toolbar 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.searchqu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Searchqu Toolbar\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\uninstallTB.exe
Estimated size: 13.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Searchqu Toolbar

Program module:IEBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:Bandoo Media
Path:C:\Program Files\windows searchqu toolbar\Datamngr\IEBHO.dll
MD5:683f04dcc2f8a299732c1e532b4f1c33
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • BrowserConnection.dll
  • IEBHO.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF3.dll
  • DnsBHO.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF4.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF5.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF6.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF7.dll
  • datamngr.dll
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker
  • searchquband.dll (by Visicom Media Inc) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • DataMngrHlpFF8.dll
  • (Malware detected) searchqudtx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • DataMngrHlpFF10.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF9.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF11.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF12.dll
  • datamngrUI.exe
  • DataMngrHlpFF13.dll
  • installhelper.dll
  • DataMngrHlp.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF14.dll
  • DataMngrHlpFF15.dll
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • UnwiseLauncher.exe (by Discordia Limited) - Searchqu (UnwiseLauncher)
  • uninstallTB.exe
  • DataMngrHlpFF16.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchqudtx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {f34c9277-6577-4dff-b2d7-7d58092f272f}.
  • BrowserConnection.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Loader Class' with the class of {9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0}.
  • IEBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}.
  • del_IEBHO_33.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • searchqudtx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
  • BrowserConnection.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • datamngrUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\WIA6EB~1\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.
  • del_DM_EXE_0.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files1\WIA6EB~1\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\dtUser.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Searchqu Toolbar 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 Windows Searchqu Toolbar 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 Windows Searchqu Toolbar, 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 Windows Searchqu Toolbar.
  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 Windows Searchqu Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.82%
Windows XP 14.89%
Windows Vista 12.75%
Windows 8 3.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.47%
Windows 7 Professional 7.58%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.11%
  Germany 19.21%
  Italy 6.58%
  France 6.53%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  Spain 3.31%
  Brazil 2.54%
  Iran 2.38%
  Canada 2.23%
  Belgium 2.02%
  Mexico 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Australia 1.45%
  Austria 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.65%
Dell 19.64%
Acer 19.14%
Toshiba 7.82%
GIGABYTE 6.31%
ASUS 5.81%
Medion 3.81%
Intel 2.81%
American Megatrends 2.51%
Samsung 2.00%
Lenovo 1.80%
Sahara 1.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.26%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.35%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.92%

About (from Bandoo Media Inc)

We decided to create Bandoo to enrich the instant messaging experience with an easy to use and free collection of new emoticons, winks, nudges and display images.
Publisher URL: www.bandoo.com

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