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64% remove it36% keep it
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3.35 12.50%
3.30 6.25%
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Advanced Searchbar

What is Advanced Searchbar?  (from AST, Inc)

All the Internet makes searching the Internet extremely easy, because All the Internet has all the best search engines rolled into one easy to use website. Our goal is to keep Internet search simple and safe. Advanced Searchbar is a customizable toolbar for Internet Explorer. Search using 100 search engines including G...  Read more


Advanced Searchbar is a software program developed by AST, Inc. The most common release is 3.36, 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 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named advancedsearchbar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 4.64 MB (4,867,100 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 85% of users of Advanced Searchbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Pakistan.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Advanced Searchbar
URL: www.advancedsearchbar.com/contactus.html
Help link: www.advancedsearchbar.com/help.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AdvancedSearchbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\ADVANC~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\ADVANC~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 4.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced Searchbar

Program module:advancedsearchbar.dll
Name:Advanced Searchbar
Path:C:\Program Files\AdvancedSearchbar\advancedsearchbar.dll
Additional files:
  • ssce5432.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • asbiecloser.exe (by Advanced Search Technologies, Inc) - Advanced Searchbar (IE Address Bar Cleaner)
  • asbtabs.dll (by Advanced Search Technologies, Inc) - Advanced Searchar Tabs
  • asbwlist.dll - Advanced Searchar Pop-Up Blocker White List
  • autofill.dll - Advanced Searchar Automatic Form Filler
  • custombuttons.dll - Advanced Searchar Custom Buttons
  • loginmanager.dll - Advanced Searchbar Automatic Login Manager
  • Calendar.exe (by Gregory Braun -- Software Design) - Calendar 2000 (Monthly Calendar Utility for Windows)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • advancedsearchbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Advanced Searchbar' with the class of {CDEEC43D-3572-4E95-A2A5-F519D29F00C0} (PosHelp).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • advancedsearchbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Advanced Searchbar' with a class of {57F02779-3D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • advancedsearchbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Advanced Searchbar' with the class of {57F02779-3D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • advancedsearchbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Advanced Searchbar' with a class of {57F02779-3D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • advancedsearchbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Advanced Searchbar' with a class of {57F02779-3D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Advanced Searchbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Advanced Searchbar 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 Advanced Searchbar, 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 Advanced Searchbar.
  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 Advanced Searchbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.75%
Windows XP 31.25%
Windows 10 12.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 31.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 8.1 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.62%
  Sweden 3.85%
  Pakistan 3.85%
  BA 3.85%
  Hungary 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Dell 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sahara 7.14%
Gateway 7.14%
American Megatrends 7.14%
Common models
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75D-A 6.25%
IBM 83056DU 6.25%
HP Pavilion 061 DQ174A-AB... 6.25%
HP Omni Pro110 AiO PC 6.25%


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