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Should I remove Copernic Desktop Search 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,814
United States Rank #17,710
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.21 days
151.26 days >
Average installed length: 79.47 days


VersionDistribution 30.15% 0.50% 7.04% 0.50% 1.01% 46.73% 1.51% 11.06% 0.50% 1.01%

Copernic Desktop Search 5


Copernic Desktop Search 5 is a software program developed by Copernic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 copernic.desktopsearch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 35.15 MB (36,852,813 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Copernic Desktop Search 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.copernic.com/?dest=cdsonlinesupport&l=ENG
Help link: go.copernic.com/?dest=cds5helpcontent
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Copernic\DesktopSearch\
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe /i {EB9E13EB-67F3-46BE-9C35-ECC00CA442AB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 35.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Copernic Desktop Search 5

Program executable:copernic.desktopsearch.exe
Name:Copernic Desktop Search 5
Copernic Desktop Search
Path:C:\Program Files\copernic\desktopsearch\copernic.desktopsearch.exe
Additional files:
  • LotusNotesConnectors.dll - Copernic Search Platform Connector for Lotus Notes (Copernic SearchPlatform Connector for Lotus Notes)
  • Interop.Shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.SearchEngine.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.SearchEngines (Copernic.DesktopSearch.SearchEngine)
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.Controller.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.Controller
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.ViewModel.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.ViewModel
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.Controls.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.Controls
  • SearchPlatform.dll - Copernic SearchPlatform Library
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.Factory.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.Factory
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.Model.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.Model
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.View.dll - Copernic.DesktopSearch.View
  • DesktopSearchOutlookConnector.exe - Copernic Search Platform (Copernic connector for Microsoft Outlook)
  • CCLIndexingPluginsPS.dll - SearchPlatformCommon (SearchPlatform - IndexingPlugins proxy/stub)
  • CCLOpenIndexingPS.dll - SearchPlatform - OpenIndexing proxy/stub
  • Copernic.Data.Index.IndexExport.dll - Copernic IndexExport (IndexExport)
  • Copernic.Data.Index.Base.dll - Copernic Index Base (Index Base)
  • MvvmFoundation.Wpf.dll - MvvmFoundation.Wpf
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • Irony.Interpreter.dll - Irony Interpreter (Irony.Interpreter)
  • Copernic.Data.Index.Index.dll - Copernic Index (Index)
  • Copernic.Utils.dll - Copernic.Utils
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • Lucene.Net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - Lucene.Net (Apache Lucene.Net)
  • NetOffice.dll (by http://netoffice.codeplex.com) - NetOffice
  • OfficeApi.dll (by netoffice.codeplex.com) - Office
  • OutlookApi.dll (by netoffice.codeplex.com) - Outlook
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • Irony.dll - Irony
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.Branding.dll - CDS (Copernic.DesktopSearch.Branding)
  • Copernic.System.RT.dll
  • Copernic.Utils.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Interop.CnicShared.dll
  • Interop.IndexingPlugins.dll
  • Interop.IndexQueue.dll
  • Interop.SearchPlatform.dll
  • Interop.SearchPlatformPlugins.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Copernic.Utils' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Copernic\DesktopSearch\Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe" /tray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Copernic\DesktopSearch\Copernic.DesktopSearch.exe'.

How do I remove Copernic Desktop Search 5?

You can uninstall Copernic Desktop Search 5 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 5, 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 5.

Win 10 72%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.86%
Windows 7 26.63%
Windows XP 1.01%
Windows Vista 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.67%
Windows 10 Pro 26.13%
Windows 7 Professional 12.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.54%
Windows 8.1 5.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.06%
  Germany 10.20%
  Netherlands 4.49%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  France 3.67%
  Canada 3.67%
  Italy 3.27%
  Austria 2.04%
  Switzerland 1.63%
  Israel 1.63%
  Brazil 1.22%
  Belgium 1.22%
  DK 1.22%
  Norway 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.38%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 14.29%
Medion 8.57%
ASUS 7.62%
Lenovo 7.62%
Samsung 1.90%
Intel 1.90%
MSI 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.61%
MEDION MS-7728 3.31%
ASUSTeK UX32VD 2.48%
Dell XPS 8300 2.48%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.48%
MSI MS-7788 1.65%


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