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Should I remove Search Suggestor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Search Suggestor

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What is Search Suggestor?

Search Suggestor is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named SearchSuggestor.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 942.58 KB (965,201 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Search Suggestor has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: searchsuggestor.com/features.html
Help link: searchsuggestor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Search Suggestor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Search Suggestor\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 942.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Suggestor

Program module:SearchSuggestor.dll
Name:Search Suggestor
Search Suggestor for Microsoft Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\Search Suggestor\SearchSuggestor.dll
Additional files:
  • SMBarBroker.exe - Smart Address Bar (Smart Address Bar Broker)
  • Uninstall.exe - Search Suggestor (Search Suggestor for Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • AddressBarInstance.dll - Smart Address Bar DLL
  • RestartIE.exe - Smart Address Bar restart
  • SearchSuggestor.dll (by 4dots Software, Inc)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SearchSuggestor.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Suggestor' with the class of {BAAC0725-74B3-4e1f-BC23-5CA3AC81D24E}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • SearchSuggestor.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {EA9E7870-7950-4724-BB0E-72958EF8A98D}.

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 Suggestor?

Quickly and completely remove Search Suggestor from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Search Suggestor 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 Suggestor, 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 Suggestor.
  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 Suggestor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 10 10%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 10 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8 Pro 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.42%
  Canada 5.26%
  Egypt 5.26%
  Italy 5.26%
  Latvia 5.26%
  Poland 5.26%
  Saudi Arabia 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 22.22%
MSI 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 22.22%
Packard Bell EasyNote TM8... 11.11%
MSI MS-7693 11.11%
LENOVO 4334 11.11%
LENOVO 4239CTO 11.11%
HP ENVY 14 Notebook PC 11.11%

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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