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ISYS:desktop 8


ISYS:desktop 8 is a program developed by ISYS Search Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is iqw.exe. The software installer includes 37 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of ISYS:desktop 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.isys-search.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\isys 8
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C1545AFC-4869-4ED8-8BEE-50EF7BF19D9C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ISYS:desktop 8

Program executable:iqw.exe
ISYS Query
Path:C:\Program Files\isys 8\iqw.exe
Additional files:
  • ISYSWF.DLL - ISYS Search Software (ISYS Search Software SWF Indexer)
  • iknow8.exe - ISYS Search Engine (ISYS Knowledge Warehouse)
  • isys8.dll
  • ISYSAUTH.DLL - ISYS Authorization Module
  • ISYSBAND.DLL - ISYS Search Toolbar
  • ISYSCACHE.DLL - ISYS Browser Cache Interface
  • ISYSDC.dll - ISYS Document Cacher
  • ISYSDMS.DLL - ISYS Search Engine - Document Management System Integration
  • ISYSENTT.dll - ISYS 8 Entity Helper
  • ISYSHTML.dll - ISYS HTML Render
  • ISYSPDF6.DLL - ISYS PDF text extraction library
  • ISYSPDFL.DLL - ISYS PDF support library
  • ISYSSC.EXE - ISYS Search Engine - Start Center
  • ISYSSCRIPT.DLL - ISYS Scripting Support
  • ISYSSHELL.DLL - ISYS Shell Integration
  • ISYSSQL.dll - ISYS Search Engine - SQL Integration
  • isysu8.dll
  • ISYSWNET.DLL - ISYS WordNet support library
  • IDBW.EXE - ISYS:desktop (ISYS Utilities)
  • ISYSLN.DLL - ISYS Lotus Notes Access
  • ISYSPDR.DLL - Http fetch module
  • SPDCRAWL.DLL - ISYS:spider (Web spider crawl module)
  • ISYSACT8.dll - ISYS:8 (ISYS ACT! 8)
  • iagent8.exe - ISYS Intelligent Agent
  • ILCM.EXE - ISYS License Manager
  • ISYSinst.dll - Install Uninstall helper
  • ILRawRead.dll (by ImageLib Skyline Tools) - SkyLineTools ImageLib ILRawRead (ILRawRead)
  • CRDE2003.dll (by Creative Development LTD) - ImageLib Core Dll (ImageLib Core DLL)
  • ISP2003.dll (by Creative Development LTD) - Special Effects Library Suite 7.0
  • isysevnt.dll
  • isyslds.dll
  • libeay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ISYSSHELL.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ISYSShell' with a class of {7762B037-469D-4173-84F6-32B35DA2037B}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ISYSBAND.DLL is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ISYS Search' with the class of {E038C6C6-666B-43AA-AE82-A296AF7A80D2}.

How do I remove ISYS:desktop 8?

Quickly and completely remove ISYS:desktop 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ISYS:desktop 8 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 ISYS:desktop 8, 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 ISYS:desktop 8.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ISYS:desktop 8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Plugs into Internet Explorer

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Australia 20.00%


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