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Should I remove Search-Results Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,677
United States Rank #19,775
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.79 days
878.82 days >
Average installed length: 461.75 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Search-Results Toolbar

What is Search-Results Toolbar?

The Search-Results Toolbar by APN is an advertising supported toolbar for Intenet Explorer and Firefox (a web browser extension) that is typically installed via a software bundler. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Search-results.com so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. Search-Results Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider to Search-results.com if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from APN)

Search-results.com is a site owned and operated by IAC Search & Media, a wholly owned business of IAC.


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. The primary executable is named searchresultsDx.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.2 MB (2,302,219 bytes).
Search-Results Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Search-Results Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: APN, LLC
URL: www.search-results.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchresultstb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\searchresultstb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search-Results Toolbar

Program module:searchresultsDx.dll
Name:Search-Results Toolbar
Search-Results Toolbar Link Library
Signed by:Ask.com
Path:C:\Program Files\searchresultstb\searchresultsDx.dll
Additional files:
  • searchresultstb.dll - Search-Results Toolbar
  • uninstall.exe - Search-Results Toolbar Uninstaller
  • dtUser.exe - DTX broker
  • searchresultsDx.dll - Search-Results Toolbar Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {B9C7CE32-DA91-43C2-B7E9-0E9AAFC675CD}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {B9C7CE32-DA91-43C2-B7E9-0E9AAFC675CD}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • searchresultsDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Search-Results Toolbar' with a class of {B9C7CE32-DA91-43C2-B7E9-0E9AAFC675CD} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\searchresultstb\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove Search-Results Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Search-Results Toolbar 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-Results Toolbar 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-Results Toolbar, 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-Results Toolbar.
  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-Results Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.86%
Windows Vista 13.64%
Windows XP 11.36%
Windows 8 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.95%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.82%
Windows 7 Professional 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  Canada 6.67%
  Brazil 5.83%
  Australia 5.00%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Belgium 1.67%
  France 1.67%
  United Kingdom 1.67%
  Mexico 1.67%
  Philippines 1.67%
  Argentina 0.83%
  Chile 0.83%
  Colombia 0.83%
  CY 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.19%
Dell 25.93%
Acer 22.22%
Samsung 3.70%
Toshiba 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
ASUS 3.70%
Alienware 1.85%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 2.44%
Dell Dell DV051 2.44%
Sony VPCEH34FX 1.22%
Sony VPCEH30EL 1.22%
Samsung RV415/RV515 1.22%
Samsung Q430/Q530 1.22%


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