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Should I remove Max Websearch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,500
United States Rank #23,240
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.67 days
838.26 days >
Average installed length: 440.44 days

Max Websearch

What is Max Websearch?

Max Websearch is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.


Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 729 KB (746,496 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Max Websearch.
uninstall.exe (99749946605d17ffeabf06866b92f3f5) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir Adware/Agent.746496.2
avast! 2014.9-140112 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3597 Skodna.Generic
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.349974
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader7.41886
ESET-NOD32 8.8029 a variant of MSIL/Adware.iBryte.A
Fortinet FortiGate 1/12/2014 Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2014-12-01_1 Adware.Generic.349974
G Data 14.1.22 Adware.Generic.349974
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.AdWare
K7 AntiVirus 13.160.8237 Riskware
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.349974
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32..bgjeuo
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
PC Tools 2013 Trojan.Gen
Symantec 1/12/2014 rev. 1 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.12 TROJ_GEN.RCBZ1BG
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.12 TROJ_GEN.RCBZ1BG
VIPRE Antivirus 15646 iBryte
       View all 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Maxwebsearch
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Maxwebsearch\uninstall.exe" /u /UserID=67cbcea8-8e56-4027-80e2-e980d51fde3d /SourceID= /ImplementationID=maxwebsearch
Estimated size: 729 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Max Websearch

  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Max Websearch?

You can uninstall Max Websearch 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 Max Websearch, 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 Max Websearch.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.42%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.64%
Windows 8 8.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.38%
Windows 7 Professional 6.38%
Windows 8 Pro 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.44%
  Australia 1.28%
  Brazil 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 51.11%
Dell 13.33%
Toshiba 11.11%
Acer 8.89%
Samsung 2.22%
Lenovo 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Gateway 2.22%
Alienware 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
ASUS 2.22%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 4.55%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.55%
vpr Matrix, Inc. Perso... 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505D 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 2.27%


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