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Should I remove MaxWebSearch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,909
United States Rank #29,197
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.43 days
756.85 days >
Average installed length: 397.67 days


What is MaxWebSearch?

MaxWebSearch is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.


A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The setup package is about 2.97 MB (3,109,376 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
MaxWebSearch 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

Displayed publisher: BrowserSafeguard
URL: www.adknowledge.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Maxwebsearch
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Maxwebsearch\uninstall.exe" /u /UserID=E063046B-93F5-4485-9FB4-D8A1D7E32288 /SourceID=popads_chrome /ImplementationID=max
Estimated size: 2.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MaxWebSearch

  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove MaxWebSearch?

You can uninstall MaxWebSearch 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 MaxWebSearch, 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 MaxWebSearch.
  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) 54%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.10%
Windows 10 19.51%
Windows Vista 12.20%
Windows XP 12.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.59%
Windows 7 Professional 14.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.20%
Windows 8 9.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Windows 8.1 9.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.05%
  Canada 11.48%
  United Kingdom 8.20%
  Colombia 1.64%
  Iran 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.95%
Dell 21.05%
Toshiba 21.05%
ASUS 7.89%
Acer 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Sony 2.63%
Samsung 2.63%
Compaq 2.63%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 5.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855D 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C66... 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C66... 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 2.70%


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