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Should I remove Disconnect Private Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,166
United States Rank #23,419
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 125.63 days
634.75 days >
Average installed length: 333.51 days


1.0.1 88.57%
1.0.0 11.43%

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Disconnect Private Search

What is Disconnect Private Search?  (from Disconnect)

Your personal info should be your own. But these days thousands of companies invisibly collect your data on the Internet, including the pages you go to and the searches you do. Often, this personal data is packaged and sold without your permission. Understanding online data collection and controlling access to your ...  Read more


Disconnect Private Search is a software program developed by Disconnect. The most common release is 1.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 34.7 MB (36,389,650 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 75% of users of Disconnect Private Search come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.disconnect.me
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Disconnect\Disconnect Private Search\
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{2FB011A1-FFE2-4915-A3FA-3B7EB54657D4}\Disconnect Search v1.0.0.exe /x {2FB011A1-FFE2-4915-A3FA
Estimated size: 34.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Disconnect Private Search

  • updater.exe - Disconnect Private Search (updater 1.0.0 © Disconnect, Inc, 2014)
  • SearchSysTray.exe - SearchSysTray (Disconnect Private Search)
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • Awesomium.Core.dll (by Awesomium Technologies) - Awesomium.NET v1.7.3 (Awesomium.Core v1.7.3)
  • Awesomium.Windows.Controls.dll (by Awesomium Technologies) - Awesomium.Windows.Controls v1.7.3
  • OpenTrayConfig.exe - OpenTrayConfig
  • ProviderPreferencesTool.exe - SetPreferences
  • awesomium.dll - Awesomium (Awesomium Core)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Disconnect updater' (runs daily at 1:00 PM).

How do I remove Disconnect Private Search?

Quickly and completely remove Disconnect Private Search from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Disconnect Private 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Disconnect Private Search, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Disconnect Private Search.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.71%
Windows 10 30.00%
Windows Vista 4.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.71%
Windows 7 Professional 11.43%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.71%
Windows 10 Home 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.51%
  Canada 6.86%
  Germany 4.90%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Australia 1.96%
  Portugal 1.96%
  Taiwan 0.98%
  Norway 0.98%
  Switzerland 0.98%
  India 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.00%
Hewlett-Packard 31.67%
ASUS 8.33%
Acer 5.00%
Samsung 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Apple 1.67%
Medion 1.67%
Toshiba 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 1.61%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.61%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 1.61%


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