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Should I remove SOSO AddressBar Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,297
United States Rank #38,835
Reach 0.0029%


VersionDistribution 25.86% 5.17% 1.72% 1.72% 1.72% 5.17% 1.72% 1.72% 3.45% 3.45% 1.72% 6.90% 5.17% 3.45% 6.90% 1.72% 22.41%

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SOSO AddressBar Search

What is SOSO AddressBar Search?

SOSO AddressBar may be bundled with the Tencent QQ instant messaging client and is installed as a Browser Helper Object and a search hook.


SOSO AddressBar Search is a software program developed by Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named SPlus.dll. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1006.54 KB (1,030,696 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 37% of users of SOSO AddressBar Search come from the United States, it is also popular in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SOSO AddressBar Search.
Stup.exe (b8c3ccaf9e72662847eb68e28a0acff7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Commtouch SDK W32/GenBl.B8C3CCAF!Olympus
Symantec 3/4/2014 rev. 3 Trojan.Gen

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen)Company Limited
Help link: tbh.soso.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TENCENT\SSPlus
Uninstaller: Rundll32.exe C:\Program Files1\TENCENT\SSPlus\Scrax.dll,Uninstall
Estimated size: 1006.54 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SOSO AddressBar Search

Program module:SPlus.dll
Name:SPlus Module
Path:C:\Program Files\TENCENT\SSPlus\SPlus.dll
Additional files:
  • SAddr.dll
  • SPlus.dll - SPlus Module
  • Scrax.dll
  • SSup.dll
  • (Malware detected) Stup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • SSup.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {669751ED-D558-49AE-B01A-3B374CC7910E}.
  • SAddr.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Tencent Browser Helper' with the class of {0C7C23EF-A848-485B-873C-0ED954731014}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • SAddr.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Tencent SearchHook' with a class of {DB8B2393-7A6C-4C76-88CE-6B1F6FF6FFE9} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Stup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'stup.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files1\TENCENT\SSPlus\Stup.exe.

How do I remove SOSO AddressBar Search?

You can uninstall SOSO AddressBar 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 SOSO AddressBar 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 SOSO AddressBar 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 SOSO AddressBar Search you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.41%
Windows Vista 12.07%
Windows XP 10.34%
Windows 10 5.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.31%
  Malaysia 20.90%
  Hong Kong 8.96%
  Taiwan 8.96%
  Canada 4.48%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Singapore 4.48%
  Australia 2.99%
  RS 1.49%
  Germany 1.49%
  Italy 1.49%
  South Africa 1.49%
  DK 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 13.33%
ASUS 13.33%
Acer 8.89%
Lenovo 4.44%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Alienware 2.22%
Sony 2.22%
Common models
Gigabyte P55-USB3L 1.96%
Acer Aspire 5745G 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 1.96%
Micro-Star MS-7529 1.96%
LENOVO 2743QNA 1.96%
HP xw6600 Workstation 1.96%


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