84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove InfoSeeker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,479
United States Rank #12,812
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.64 days
520.40 days >
Average installed length: 273.43 days


2.6.30 2.78%
2.6.17 76.39%
2.6.14 20.83%

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What is InfoSeeker?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

About  (from Big Water Applications)

Applications may be automatically enabled on your web browsers following installation. Applications or advertisements may require changing your web browser’s default home page, default page or set of pages on startup, default search provider, and other browser settings. So that Applications can function most efficientl...  Read more


The most used version is 2.6.17, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is common.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,071,719 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in InfoSeeker.
common.dll (99f43fb80562fc527a8ea9dcc348b2dd) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.36
ESET-NOD32 7.8555 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.305 TROJ_GEN.F47V0610
InfoSeeker has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.infoseekerapp.com
Help link: www.infoseekerapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\infoseeker
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InfoSeeker\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by InfoSeeker

Program module:common.dll (Malware detected)
Signed by:Big Water Applications
Path:C:\Program Files\infoseeker\IE\common.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'InfoSeeker' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.

How do I remove InfoSeeker?

You can uninstall InfoSeeker 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 InfoSeeker, 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 InfoSeeker.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by InfoSeeker you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.58%
Windows 10 18.06%
Windows Vista 9.03%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.31%
Windows 8 11.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.10%
  Canada 0.83%
  RS 0.41%
  Australia 0.41%
  Iran 0.41%
  Italy 0.41%
  United Kingdom 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.66%
Dell 21.78%
Acer 11.88%
Toshiba 10.89%
ASUS 8.91%
Lenovo 3.96%
Intel 1.98%
Samsung 1.98%
Medion 0.99%
Sony 0.99%
Common models
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.63%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.63%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.75%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.75%

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xenoover a year ago
I did not allow so it came on its own, could have brought searchconduit...