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Should I remove Search Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.62 days
401.84 days >
Average installed length: 211.14 days


1.0 100.00%

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Search Software

What is Search Software?

This is a potentially unwanted (PUP) ad-supported (adware) web browser toolbar that will modify the user's search page and provider in order to redirect web searches.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named SearchSettings.exe. 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 973.47 KB (996,837 bytes).
Search Software 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

Displayed publisher: Search Software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\search software
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Search Software\Uninst.exe /SSETTINGS
Estimated size: 973.47 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Software

Program executable:SearchSettings.exe
Name:Search Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\search software\SearchSettings.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninst.exe (by BestSocialFeed) - BestSocialFeed - Connect with Friends
  • SearchSettings.exe - Search Settings
  • nthook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • SearchSettings.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Search Software' and executes as C:\Program Files\Search Software\SearchSettings.exe.

How do I remove Search Software?

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Or, you can uninstall Search Software 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 Software, 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 Software.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 10 27.78%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.78%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 8 Pro 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.00%
  Belgium 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  Israel 10.00%
  Iran 10.00%
  United Arab Emirates 5.00%
  Mexico 5.00%
  Portugal 5.00%
  Slovakia 5.00%
  Thailand 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Dell 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
Sony 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Common models
Sony VPCEA22FX 5.56%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 5.56%
MSI MS-7697 5.56%
LENOVO 20245 5.56%
INTEL DH77EB 5.56%
HP ProBook 4540s 5.56%


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