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Should I remove Next Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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VersionDistribution 16.67% 16.67% 16.67% 50.00%

Next Search

What is Next Search?

NextSearch from Perion is an adware browser addon that displays unwanted ads, software for PUPs and other offers. Once installed the application integrates inside the browser through multiple means and will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named NSCltmng.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 20.74 MB (21,743,336 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Next Search.
NSCltmng.exe (ed3afd71d7991f443e298a74a533bf70) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Conduit-B [PUP]
AVware Conduit (fs)
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
ESET-NOD32 9.11457 a variant of Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.Y potentially unwanted
G Data 15.4.25 [email protected]
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15558 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15558 Trojan ( 004b4b131 )
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!ED3AFD71D799
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA GG
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 SearchProtect
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R047H05BN15
VIPRE Antivirus 39236 Conduit (fs)
Next Search 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: Client Connect LTD
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nextsearch\nextsearch\bin
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files2\NextSearch\Main\bin\uninstall.exe" /S
Estimated size: 20.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Next Search

Program executable:NSCltmng.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Next Search
Path:C:\Program Files\nextsearch\nextsearch\bin\NSCltmng.exe
Additional files:
  • NS32.dll - Next Search
  • NS32Loader.dll
  • NS64.dll
  • NS64Loader.dll
  • NScltmng.exe
  • NStool64.exe
  • RN32.dll

How do I remove Next Search?

You can uninstall Next Search 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 Next Search, 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 Next Search.
  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 10 50%
Win 7 17%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
ASUS 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 16.67%
HP-Pavilion NY638AA-ABA p... 16.67%
ASUSTeK X202E 16.67%
ASUSTeK S301LA 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite P70-A 16.67%


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