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Should I remove X1 Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,708
United States Rank #16,428
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.87 days
446.04 days >
Average installed length: 234.36 days


VersionDistribution 7.41% 0.74% 14.07% 6.67% 0.74% 10.37% 4.44% 3.70% 12.59% 8.15% 11.85% 5.19% 8.15% 5.93%

X1 Search


X1 Search is a software program developed by X1 Discovery. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named Icon4E2631CF4.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 88.37 MB (92,657,421 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 63% of users of X1 Search come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.x1.com/products/xds.html
Help link: www.x1.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\X1 Search Beta\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5C839BD4-E18C-4774-89A7-16B1CB98C492}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 88.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by X1 Search

Program executable:Icon4E2631CF4.exe
Additional files:
  • Contracts.dll - X1 (Contracts)
  • ExtractionManager.dll - ExtractionManager
  • WebImageExtractor.exe - WebImageExtractor
  • X1.Common.dll - X1.Common
  • X1.exe - X1 Pro Client
  • X1ContentExtraction.exe - X1ContentExtraction
  • X1IndexCore.dll - X1 Indexing Engine
  • X1IndexWrapper.dll - X1IndexWrapper
  • X1MasterService.exe - X1ServiceShell
  • X1ServiceHost.exe - X1ServiceHost
  • X1ServiceLibrary.dll - X1ServiceLibrary
  • X1UI2.Base.dll - X1UI.Base
  • X1UI2.Filters.dll - X1UI2.Filters
  • X1UI2.NavigationControl.dll - X1UI2.NavigationControl
  • X1UI2.Resources.dll - X1UI2.Resources
  • X1Viewer.exe - X1Viewer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • X1MasterService.exe runs as a service named 'X1 Indexing Master Service' (X1MasterService) "Manages the per-user indexing process".

How do I remove X1 Search?

Quickly and completely remove X1 Search from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall X1 Search 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 X1 Search, 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 X1 Search.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.78%
Windows 8 41.48%
Windows XP 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 8.1 8.89%
Windows 10 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.72%
  United Kingdom 5.33%
  Germany 5.33%
  Australia 4.14%
  Switzerland 2.96%
  Canada 2.37%
  Belgium 1.78%
  Israel 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Italy 1.18%
  Singapore 1.18%
  Finland 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%
  OM 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Lenovo 13.33%
Acer 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Toshiba 2.67%
Sony 2.67%
Medion 1.33%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.04%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 1.79%
Dell Latitude E6520 1.79%
Dell XPS 8700 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 1.79%
Dell XPS 8300 1.79%


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