84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Copernic Desktop Search - Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #23,678
United States Rank #19,914
Reach 0.0078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 96.42 days
567.07 days >
Average installed length: 297.95 days

Copernic Desktop Search - Professional

What is Copernic Desktop Search - Professional?

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. The home edition is free for non-commercial use, and does not support network drive indexing, Outlook appointments, tasks, and notes indexing, saved searches and find-as-you-type.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds an Explorer Bar to 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 desktopsearch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 34.77 MB (36,455,084 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.copernic.com?dest=cds3infoabout&l=ENG&e=CDS2PRO&cpn=&b=307000008&u={2F2BDE62-618C-4D61-9B6A-A6C85DD29588}
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\copernic desktop search - pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search - Pro\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 34.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Copernic Desktop Search - Professional

Program executable:desktopsearch.exe
Name:Copernic Desktop Search - Professional
Path:C:\Program Files\copernic desktop search - pro\desktopsearch.exe
Additional files:
  • ApplicationComponents.dll - Copernic Desktop Search Application Components
  • DeskbandIntegration305010010.dll - Copernic Desktop Search Deskband Integration
  • DeskbandIntegration306010007.dll
  • DeskbandIntegration307000008.dll
  • SearchPlatformPlugIns-s.dll - Copernic SearchPlatform PlugIns Library
  • ToolbarIntegrationsHelper307000008.dll - Copernic Toolbar Integrations Helper (Toolbar Integrations Helper)
  • DesktopSearchInstaller.exe - Copernic Desktop Search Installer
  • DesktopSearchService.exe - Copernic Desktop Search Service
  • SearchPlatform-s.dll - Copernic SearchPlatform Library
  • uninst.exe - Copernic Desktop Search 3
  • DesktopSearchOutlookConnector.exe - Copernic Search Platform (Copernic connector for Microsoft Outlook)
  • SystemActivity.dll - Copernic SystemActivity
  • ProductMgt.dll - Copernic File Library (CCLProductMgt)
  • DeskbandContainer_win32.dll - Deskband Container (Windows library)
  • DeskbandContainer_x64.dll
  • CompoundFile-s_.dll - PKG (CompoundFile reader)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • DeskbandContainer_win32.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Copernic Desktop Search - Home' with a class of {9C3FCA1F-99E3-48F2-A7F4-DD3931B2F99A}.
Scheduled Task
  • DesktopSearch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2F01BB6-44DA-4314-A5F7-6D21F3D67548}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DesktopSearchService.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Copernic Desktop Search - Professional' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search - Pro\DesktopSearchService.exe" /tray.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:45.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0473741408%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02099443%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02637971%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Copernic Desktop Search - Professional?

You can uninstall Copernic Desktop Search - Professional 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 - Professional, 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 - Professional.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.97%
Windows 10 18.83%
Windows XP 3.90%
Windows Vista 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.61%
Windows 8 Pro 4.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.61%
  Germany 10.31%
  United Kingdom 6.70%
  Belgium 4.64%
  France 4.12%
  Australia 3.61%
  Switzerland 2.58%
  Israel 2.06%
  Netherlands 2.06%
  Canada 1.55%
  Croatia 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  New Zealand 1.03%
  Sweden 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.47%
Hewlett-Packard 24.21%
ASUS 14.74%
Acer 12.63%
American Megatrends 4.21%
MSI 2.11%
Sony 2.11%
Alienware 1.05%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.92%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 1.92%
ASUSTeK K53U 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 1.92%
HP EliteBook 2540p 1.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.92%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.