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1% remove it99% keep it
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Copernic Desktop Search 2

What is Copernic Desktop Search 2?

Copernic Desktop Search is a commercial desktop search utility for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. Three versions of the product are made which target different market segments. Copernic Desktop Search performs a search using file names, file contents and metadata based on an index it creates. As items are added, changed or removed from the computer, incremental indexing is performed in the background using idle system resources.

About  (from Copernic)

You can't seem to find the right email or file when you need it? Stop searching and find it with Copernic Desktop Search. Simply install this search tool on your computer or laptop to search your computer's content (Word, Excel, emails, PDF, text, Zip files and many more). CDS instantly finds the information stored on ...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is desktopsearch.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 17.42 MB (18,262,272 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.copernic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\copernic desktop search 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search 2\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 17.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Copernic Desktop Search 2

Program executable:desktopsearch.exe
Name:Copernic Desktop Search
Copernic Desktop Search UI
Path:C:\Program Files\copernic desktop search 2\desktopsearch.exe
Additional files:
  • ApplicationComponents.dll - Copernic Desktop Search Application Components
  • ToolbarIntegrations.dll - Copernic Desktop Search Toolbar Integrations
  • IndexingComponents.dll - Copernic Desktop Search Indexing Components
  • ToolbarIntegrationsHelper2526.dll - Copernic Toolbar Integrations Helper (Toolbar Integrations Helper)
  • SearchPlatformPlugIns-s.dll - CCL Search Platform PlugIns Library
  • DesktopSearchInstaller.exe - Copernic Desktop Search Installer
  • DesktopSearchService.exe - Copernic Desktop Search Service
  • DesktopSearchSystem2526.dll - Copernic Desktop Search System
  • DesktopSearchBand201013007.dll - Copernic Desktop Search Band
  • DesktopSearchBand201013011.dll
  • DesktopSearchBand2515.dll
  • DesktopSearchBand2526.dll
  • SearchPlatform-s.dll - CCL Search Platform Library
  • uninst.exe - Copernic Desktop Search 2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • DesktopSearchBand201013011.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' with a class of {9C3FCA1F-99E3-48F2-A7F4-DD3931B2F99A}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • DesktopSearchBand2515.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' with the class of {968631B6-4729-440D-9BF4-251F5593EC9A}.
  • DesktopSearchBand2526.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' with the class of {968631B6-4729-440D-9BF4-251F5593EC9A}.
  • DesktopSearchBand201013011.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' with the class of {968631B6-4729-440D-9BF4-251F5593EC9A}.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • DesktopSearchBand201013011.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' with a class of {968631B6-4729-440D-9BF4-251F5593EC9A}.
  • DesktopSearchBand2526.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' with a class of {968631B6-4729-440D-9BF4-251F5593EC9A}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DesktopSearchService.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Copernic Desktop Search 2' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search 2\DesktopSearchService.exe" /tray.

How do I remove Copernic Desktop Search 2?

You can uninstall Copernic Desktop Search 2 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 2, 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 2.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Copernic Desktop Search 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.94%
Windows XP 35.29%
Windows Vista 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.41%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows Vista Business 5.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.13%
  Germany 30.43%
  Sweden 8.70%
  United Arab Emirates 4.35%
  Brazil 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  Hungary 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 53.33%
Medion 13.33%
Samsung 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
Compaq 6.67%
Common models
MEDION P6620 11.76%
Dell Dimension E521 11.76%
Samsung 530U3BI/530U4BI/5... 5.88%
NEC Computers Internation... 5.88%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 5.88%

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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