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Should I remove MSN Search Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
34% remove it66% keep it
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United States Rank #38,890
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02.06.0000 25.93%
02.05.0000.1082 74.07%

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MSN Search Toolbar

What is MSN Search Toolbar?

MSN Search Toolbar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft.

About  (from Microsoft)

MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search includes three toolbars that will change the way you search your PC and the Web.


MSN Search Toolbar is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 02.05.0000.1082, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 598 KB (612,352 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of MSN Search Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msn toolbar suite\ds\02.05.0000.1082\en-us\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7D1DCBBA-F6F5-42B4-B90B-F04ACE4DFD6C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 598 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MSN Search Toolbar

  • ftsqlpar.dll - Windows Desktop Search (Windows Desktop Search executable)
  • mimefilt.dll
  • msncb.dll
  • mssitlb.dll
  • mssmsg.dll
  • mssph.dll
  • mssrch.dll
  • nlhtml.dll
  • offfilt.dll
  • propdefs.dll
  • ptypepi.dll
  • query.dll
  • rtffilt.dll
  • srchadm.dll
  • tquery.dll
  • windowssearchfilter.exe
  • windowssearchindexer.exe
  • oeph.dll - MSN Search Toolbar (Windows Desktop Search Outlook Express Protocol Handler)
  • safefilterlibps.dll - Windows Desktop Search Safe Filter Lib
  • windowssearch.exe - Windows Desktop Search Tool Tray Admin
  • windowssearchres.dll - Windows Desktop Search Tool Tray Admin Resources
  • windowssearchsafefilter.exe - Windows Desktop Search Safe Filter

How do I remove MSN Search Toolbar?

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

Win XP 81%
Win 8 4%
Uninstall it 34%
Keep it 66%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 88.89%
Windows 7 7.41%
Windows 8 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 91.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Sweden 7.14%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  Greece 3.57%
  Portugal 3.57%
  DK 3.57%
  Italy 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
American Megatrends 12.50%
Sahara 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
ASUS 4.17%
Hewlett-Packard 4.17%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 14.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite L30 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 7.14%
TOSHIBA Equium L30 7.14%
TOSHIBA Equium L20 7.14%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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