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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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Blekko Search Bar

What is Blekko Search Bar?

Blekko offers a downloadable browser toolbar or search bar which changes default search and home page URLs of the user's web browsers.

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

blekko is a consumer facing search engine focused on delivering high quality, relevant, spam-free search results. We believe search should be open, transparent and collaborative. For this reason we combine traditional algorithmic search with the expertise of our users and partners to eliminate spam and deliver results ...  Read more


Blekko Search Bar is a program developed by Visicom Media inc. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is spamfreesearchsrv.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,349,646 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 14% of users of Blekko Search Bar come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and India.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Blekko Search Bar.
spamfreesearchApp.dll (9c2545927f540b1f194e0790e6a571c4) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140107 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2376
ESET-NOD32 8.8943 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.A
Blekko Search Bar 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

Displayed publisher: blekko
URL: blekko.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blekko\spamfreesearch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\blekko\spamfreesearch\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Blekko Search Bar

Program executable:spamfreesearchsrv.exe
Name:Blekko Search Bar
Path:C:\Program Files\blekko\spamfreesearch\\spamfreesearchsrv.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by blekko) - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • escortShld.dll
  • (Malware detected) spamfreesearchApp.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD) - Montiera Toolbar
  • spamfreesearchEng.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD)
  • spamfreesearchTlbr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • spamfreesearchTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Blekko Search Bar Toolbar' with the class of {EECF410C-006C-4A05-AD13-6741A0814DBF}.

How do I remove Blekko Search Bar?

You can uninstall Blekko Search Bar 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Blekko Search Bar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Blekko Search Bar.
  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 Blekko Search Bar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.73%
Windows XP 14.87%
Windows 10 6.01%
Windows Vista 5.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.19%
Windows 7 Professional 10.65%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.85%
  Israel 6.15%
  India 5.85%
  Hungary 3.69%
  Saudi Arabia 3.69%
  Germany 3.38%
  Iran 3.38%
  Malaysia 3.38%
  Philippines 3.08%
  United Kingdom 2.46%
  Thailand 2.46%
  Italy 1.85%
  Sweden 1.85%
  Singapore 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.46%
Dell 20.63%
Acer 17.46%
ASUS 8.99%
Toshiba 5.82%
Intel 3.17%
Samsung 2.12%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Lenovo 1.06%
NEC 1.06%
Sahara 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.15%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 2.36%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.36%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.36%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.36%
Acer Aspire Z1620 1.57%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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