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Should I remove I.R.I.S. Desktop Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,505
United States Rank #20,157
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.26 days
155.30 days >
Average installed length: 81.60 days

I.R.I.S. Desktop Search

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I.R.I.S. Desktop Search is a program developed by I.R.I.S. 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 software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 9.09 MB (9,526,764 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 50% of users of I.R.I.S. Desktop Search come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.irislink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iris desktop search
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\IRIS Desktop Search\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 9.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by I.R.I.S. Desktop Search

  • cleanuninst.exe - I.R.I.S. Desktop Search
  • uninst.exe
  • IRISDesktopSearch.exe (by Copernic Technologies) - Copernic Desktop Search
  • IRISDesktopSearchIntegration910.dll (by Copernic Technologies)
  • IRISDesktopSearchSystem910.dll - Copernic Desktop Search System

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • IRISDesktopSearchIntegration910.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'I.R.I.S. Desktop Search' with a class of {C5F7A735-70F1-477F-8C36-6FF3C736017B}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • IRISDesktopSearchIntegration910.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'I.R.I.S. Desktop Search' with the class of {C5F7A735-70F1-477F-8C36-6FF3C736017B}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • IRISDesktopSearchIntegration910.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'I.R.I.S. Desktop Search' with a class of {577EBCA9-8ED3-45FC-A514-55B3817D4BCF}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • IRISDesktopSearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'I.R.I.S. Desktop Search' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IRIS Desktop Search\IRISDesktopSearch.exe" /tray.

How do I remove I.R.I.S. Desktop Search?

Quickly and completely remove I.R.I.S. Desktop Search from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall I.R.I.S. Desktop 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 I.R.I.S. Desktop 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 I.R.I.S. Desktop Search.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by I.R.I.S. Desktop Search you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.40%
Windows 10 17.54%
Windows Vista 14.62%
Windows XP 6.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.98%
Windows 7 Professional 20.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.55%
Windows 10 Pro 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.76%
  Germany 9.66%
  India 7.25%
  Canada 4.35%
  France 2.42%
  Brazil 1.93%
  United Kingdom 1.93%
  Italy 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.93%
  Australia 1.45%
  Hungary 1.45%
  MA 1.45%
  Russia 1.45%
  BO 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.86%
Dell 22.94%
Acer 16.51%
Toshiba 8.26%
ASUS 5.50%
Lenovo 1.83%
Medion 1.83%
Gateway 0.92%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 3542 1.83%
Dell Studio 540 1.83%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.83%
Hewlett-Packard 600-1390 1.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.83%


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