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Pubots Search

What is Pubots Search?

This browser plugin uses a Visicom search feed and is designed to redirect a user's web searches.


Pubots Search is a program developed by Visicom Media inc. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.12 MB (1,169,359 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pubotssearch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\pubotssearch\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pubots Search

  • uninstall.exe - Pubots Search (Pubots Search Installer)
  • pubotssearch.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • dtuser.exe - DtUser
  • pubotssearchX.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pubotssearchX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Pubots Search' with the class of {743b3370-99bc-483a-8e1c-37a8cf10f7a0}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • pubotssearchX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Pubots Search' with the class of {743b3370-99bc-483a-8e1c-37a8cf10f7a0}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\xfin_portal\dtuser.exe'.

How do I remove Pubots Search?

You can uninstall Pubots 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 Pubots 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 Pubots 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Pubots Search you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

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

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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