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Should I remove Search Enhancement Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #45,075
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.87 days
792.66 days >
Average installed length: 416.48 days


1.3.5 92.86%
1.3.4 7.14%

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Search Enhancement Tool

What is Search Enhancement Tool?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search modifications to the user's web browser settings. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities.


The most common release is 1.3.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named BackgroundHost.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.85 MB (1,935,815 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: searchEnhancementTool.com
URL: searchenhancementtool.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\search enhancement tool
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Search Enhancement Tool\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Enhancement Tool

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\search enhancement tool\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • npTBUtils.dll - Besttoolbars NPAPI utils
  • AddonsFramework.dll - Add-ons Framework
  • BackgroundHostPS.dll - BackgroundHost
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • npTBUtils.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@softomate.com/npTBUtils' with a plugin key of '@softomate.com/npTBUtils' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Search Enhancement Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Search Enhancement Tool from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Search Enhancement Tool 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 Search Enhancement Tool, 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 Search Enhancement Tool.
  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 Search Enhancement Tool you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 7%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.85%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.74%
  Israel 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Samsung 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L655D 8.33%
Shuttle Inc. SA76R4 8.33%
MSI MS-7640 8.33%
LENOVO Lenovo H415 8.33%
LENOVO 10099 8.33%
HP-Pavilion FQ573AA-ABA I... 8.33%


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