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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,349
United States Rank #25,669
Reach 0.0145%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.05 days
119.60 days >
Average installed length: 62.84 days

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What is Only-search?

OnlySearch is an web browser advertisement extension that delivers ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of traditional banners as well as context-hyper links. Ads delivered are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.

About  (from Pay-by-Ads Ltd)

OnlySearch offers a free search and translation utility in exchange for agreement to install the software and receive advertising. It was installed on this computer by a user of this computer either through this website or through an advertised offer while installing another product.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Only-search.
onlysearch.exe (ec36e327558c6d48bd926b79e19e405b) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 Paybyads
ByteHero BDV 8.6.2014.10 Virus.Win32.Heur.n
ESET-NOD32 8.10112 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.K
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.09 PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!EC36E327558C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!EC36E327558C
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0703
VIPRE Antivirus 31348 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Only-search has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: onlysearch
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\onlysearch\onlysearch\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\onlysearch\onlysearch\\onlysearch.exe" /uninstl
Estimated size: 1.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Only-search

Program executable:onlysearch.exe (Malware detected)
  • rvt.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • onlysearch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Only-search' (Next runs on 11/07/2014 at 21:16).
Startup File (User Run)
  • onlysearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'onlysearch' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\onlysearch\onlysearch\\onlysearch.exe.

How do I remove Only-search?

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Or, you can uninstall Only-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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Only-search, 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 Only-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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.38%
Windows 10 29.58%
Windows XP 4.23%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.34%
Windows 7 Professional 12.06%
Windows 8.1 11.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.14%
  India 7.05%
  Germany 6.04%
  France 5.70%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Italy 5.37%
  Philippines 3.36%
  Canada 3.36%
  Colombia 2.35%
  Argentina 2.35%
  Spain 2.35%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Mexico 2.01%
  DZ 2.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.03%
Acer 22.04%
Dell 14.52%
ASUS 9.68%
Lenovo 7.53%
Samsung 5.91%
Toshiba 5.91%
Intel 1.08%
MSI 1.08%
Sony 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
Dell Latitude D630 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 531s 1.63%
Acer Aspire 4736Z 1.63%


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