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Copernic Desktop Search


Copernic Desktop Search is a software program developed by Copernic. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named copernicdesktopsearch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.45 MB (9,909,032 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Copernic Desktop Search come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.copernic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\copernic desktop search
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 9.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Copernic Desktop Search

Program executable:copernicdesktopsearch.exe
Name:Copernic Desktop Search
Path:C:\Program Files\copernic desktop search\copernicdesktopsearch.exe
Additional files:
  • CopernicDesktopSearchActive.dll - Copernic Desktop Search System 1.7 (Copernic Desktop Search System 1.7)
  • cleanuninst.exe - Copernic Desktop Search
  • CopernicDesktopSearchIntegration.dll
  • CopernicDesktopSearchIntegration974.dll
  • CopernicDesktopSearchSystem.dll - Copernic Desktop Search System
  • CopernicDesktopSearchSystem974.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • CopernicDesktopSearchIntegration974.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Copernic Desktop Search' with a class of {C5F7A735-70F1-477F-8C36-6FF3C736017B}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • CopernicDesktopSearchIntegration974.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Copernic Desktop Search' with the class of {C5F7A735-70F1-477F-8C36-6FF3C736017B}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • CopernicDesktopSearchIntegration974.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Copernic Desktop Search' with a class of {C5F7A735-70F1-477F-8C36-6FF3C736017B}.
Scheduled Task
  • CopernicDesktopSearch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5A317F7-55C8-4592-88AC-047A3E374CDF}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • CopernicDesktopSearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Copernic Desktop Search' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search\CopernicDesktopSearch.exe" /tray.

How do I remove Copernic Desktop Search?

You can uninstall Copernic Desktop 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Copernic Desktop Search, 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 Copernic Desktop Search.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Copernic Desktop Search you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Germany 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Common models
Dell Latitude D820 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 3521 33.33%

About (from Copernic Inc.)

Copernic is dedicated to providing its customers the most innovative desktop search technology to optimize their computer utilization by increasing productivity.
Publisher URL: www.copernic.com


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