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Should I remove Search.com searchbox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #34,633
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.37 days
1102.48 days >
Average installed length: 579.27 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Search.com searchbox

What is Search.com searchbox?

Search.com searchbox is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is searchcom_001.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchcom_003
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\searchcom_003\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Search.com searchbox

Program module:searchcom_001.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\searchcom_003\searchcom_001.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Search.com searchbox (Search.com searchbox Installer)
  • searchcom_001X.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • searchcom_001X.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search.com searchbox' with the class of {25f91356-743d-4a72-85bf-c49033ffa72b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchcom_001X.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search.com searchbox' with the class of {25f91356-743d-4a72-85bf-c49033ffa72b}.

How do I remove Search.com searchbox?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 10 6%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 10 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 7 DeepBlue 5.56%
Windows 7 Starter 5.56%

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 44.44%
Dell 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.88%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X70-A 5.88%
Sony VPCF2390X 5.88%
LENOVO Lenovo H405 5.88%
HP-Pavilion NC715AA-ABA a... 5.88%
HP-Pavilion KE568AA-ABA m... 5.88%

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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