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Should I remove Search.com Bar?

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 #29,349
United States Rank #15,023
Reach 0.0050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.26 days
1069.55 days >
Average installed length: 561.97 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Search.com Bar

What is Search.com Bar?

This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. Most of the traffic is sent to the urlseek.vmn.net subdomain, which seems to be associated with error-redirects of the VMN toolbar (installed in the enduser's web browser as part of various third-party products). This toolbar is known to monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted ads and modify your search settings and results.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named searchcom_001.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.7 MB (1,786,652 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Search.com Bar 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: software.visicommedia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchcom_001
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\searchcom_001\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search.com Bar

Program module:searchcom_001.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\searchcom_001\searchcom_001.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Search.com Bar (Search.com Bar Installer)
  • searchcom_001X.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • searchcom_002.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • searchcom_002X.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchcom_002X.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search.com Bar' with the class of {9f85f783-362b-4373-afb4-4999ef33aa35}.
  • searchcom_001X.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search.com Bar' with the class of {80987362-6216-49bc-98e4-77e6cf71a5d7}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • searchcom_002X.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search.com Bar' with the class of {9f85f783-362b-4373-afb4-4999ef33aa35}.
  • searchcom_001X.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search.com Bar' with the class of {80987362-6216-49bc-98e4-77e6cf71a5d7}.

How do I remove Search.com Bar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 10 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.80%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 8.08%
Windows 10 1.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 72.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.08%
Windows 7 Professional 3.06%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.78%
Dell 25.61%
Acer 8.54%
ASUS 4.88%
Lenovo 3.66%
Toshiba 3.66%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Gateway 1.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.17%
Dell XPS 8300 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505 1.09%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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