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Should I remove Search Fairy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Search Fairy

What is Search Fairy?

Search Fairy is a Results Media is a web browser extension and browser helper object (BHO) for Internet Explorer and distributed through Results Media. The Search Fairy extension includes a search bar which provides modified search redirection results and a search provider. Search Fairy will attempt to change the default home page of the user's web browser as well.

About  (from Think Tank Labs)

Search Fairy will suggest keywords that are similar to what you are trying to search for. The widget will help you search faster and also get the results you are looking for. Watch youtube videos without leaving google! It's a faster way to search and watch videos. Find images related to the suggested keywords quickly ...  Read more


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is SearchFairy.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 908.96 KB (930,770 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Search Fairy 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

URL: searchfairy.com/features.html
Help link: searchfairy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Search Fairy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Search Fairy\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 908.96 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Fairy

Program module:SearchFairy.dll
Name:Search Fairy
Search Fairy for Microsoft Internet Explorer
Signed by:Think Tank Labs LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\Search Fairy\SearchFairy.dll
Additional files:
  • SMBarBroker.exe - Smart Address Bar (Smart Address Bar Broker)
  • Uninstall.exe - Search Fairy (Search Fairy for Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • SearchFairy.dll (by Results Media Ltd)
  • AddressBarInstance.dll - Smart Address Bar DLL
  • RestartIE.exe - Smart Address Bar restart

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SearchFairy.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Fairy' with the class of {27CF82B1-E1D2-4f9b-976E-62095A52BA4A}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • SearchFairy.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {81727BE7-50E7-48ed-A547-F0274756E2DD}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0023799961%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00209174%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028826%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,596
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:144 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Search Fairy?

You can uninstall Search Fairy 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 Search Fairy, 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 Search Fairy.
  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 Fairy you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 10 20%
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Starter 20.00%
Windows 8 Pro 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  MA 10.00%
  Spain 10.00%
  Iran 10.00%
  Italy 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 25.00%
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 25.00%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 25.00%
Acer Aspire 6930G 25.00%

About (from Think Tank Labs, LLC)

hink Tank Labs specializes in designing cool and unique browser extensions.
Publisher URL: www.thinktanklabs.com


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