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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,191
United States Rank #25,224
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VersionDistribution 36.00% 25.60% 19.20% 12.00% 1.60% 3.20% 2.40%

Copernic Desktop Search 4

What is Copernic Desktop Search 4?  (from Copernic)

With Copernic Desktop Search 4, we have added 12 brand new main features. Check out why you should download and try the newest and greatest Desktop Search on the market. If you had the Professional or Corporate editions, with version 4, they disappeared to make room to a fully-featured version for home and business u...  Read more


Copernic Desktop Search 4 is a program developed by Copernic. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is copernic.desktopsearch.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 29.23 MB (30,653,619 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 46% of users of Copernic Desktop Search 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search
Help link: go.copernic.com/?dest=cds23help&l=ENG
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Copernic\DesktopSearch4\
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe /i {C49BF98E-BE13-4456-8EC2-89A925F87A20}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Copernic Desktop Search 4

Program executable:copernic.desktopsearch.exe
Name:Copernic Desktop Search 4
Copernic Desktop Search
Path:C:\Program Files\copernic\desktopsearch4\copernic.desktopsearch.exe
Additional files:
  • SearchPlatformPlugIns.dll - Copernic SearchPlatform PlugIns Library
  • SearchPlatformPlugIns300-s.dll
  • SearchPlatform.dll - Copernic SearchPlatform Library
  • SearchPlatform300-s.dll
  • CCLIndexingPluginsPS.dll - CCL Search Platform Library (CCL Indexing Plugins Proxy/Stub)
  • CCLOpenIndexingPS.dll - CCL Search Platform OpenIndexing Proxy/Stub
  • DesktopSearchOutlookConnector.exe - Copernic Search Platform (Copernic connector for Microsoft Outlook)
  • SystemActivity.dll - Copernic System Activity
  • MvvmFoundation.Wpf.dll - MvvmFoundation.Wpf
  • Copernic.Utils.dll - Copernic.Utils
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • CCLCOMInterfacesPS.dll - CCL Library (Copernic shared interfaces Proxy/Stub)
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.Branding.dll - CDS (Copernic.DesktopSearch.Branding)
  • SharedInterfacesPS.dll - CCL (SharedInterfaces Proxy/Stub)
  • WPFLocalizeExtension.dll - WPFLocalizeExtension
  • Interop.Shdocvw.dll - Assembly importé à partir de la bibliothèque de types 'SHDocVw'.
  • Zuker.WpfSamples.Core.dll - Zuker.WpfSamples.Core
  • SystemWrapper.dll - .NET SystemWrapper (SystemWrapper)
  • Irony.Interpreter.dll - Irony Interpreter (Irony.Interpreter)
  • SystemInterface.dll (by LANDesk) - SystemInterface
  • Irony.dll - Irony
  • Copernic.System.RT.dll
  • Copernic.Utils.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Interop.CnicShared.dll
  • Interop.IndexingPlugins.dll
  • Interop.SearchPlatform.dll
  • Interop.SearchPlatformPlugins.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3A764C3-1910-4FC5-AD34-5B60464DA8FA}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Copernic Desktop Search 4' and executes as "C:\Program Files Win 8.1\Copernic\Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe" /tray.

How do I remove Copernic Desktop Search 4?

You can uninstall Copernic Desktop Search 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.80%
Windows 10 27.20%
Windows XP 8.80%
Windows Vista 3.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.87%
Windows 8.1 8.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.43%
  Germany 12.86%
  France 6.43%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Israel 3.57%
  Belgium 2.86%
  Sweden 2.86%
  Australia 2.14%
  Iran 2.14%
  South Africa 1.43%
  Greece 1.43%
  Brazil 0.71%
  Taiwan 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.19%
Hewlett-Packard 17.86%
Acer 9.52%
ASUS 9.52%
Medion 9.52%
Lenovo 5.95%
Sony 3.57%
Intel 3.57%
Toshiba 2.38%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Common models
ASUSTeK X555LD 2.91%
Acer Aspire 5560 1.94%
MEDION P7624 1.94%
MEDION MS-7797 1.94%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.94%
Sony VPCEL3S1E 1.94%

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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