84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Search.us.com?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,799
United States Rank #16,945
Reach 0.1084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.39 days
896.44 days >
Average installed length: 471.01 days


What is Search.us.com?

Search.us.com Toolbar a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.

About  (from the publisher)

Search.us.com provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including without limitation various communications tools, forums, shopping services, search services and personalized content. You also understand and agree that the Search.us.com Services may include advertisements and that these advertisemen...  Read more


The primary executable is named tnt2user.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 3.67 MB (3,850,058 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Search.us.com 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: www.Search.us.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\tnt2\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\TNT2\\TNT2User.exe" /UNINSTALL PARTNER=10563
Estimated size: 3.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search.us.com

Program executable:tnt2user.exe
Additional files:
  • IEToolbar.dll (by Search.Us.com) - Search.Us.com Toolbar
  • IEToolbar64.dll (by Search.Us.com)
  • passport.dll
  • passport64.dll
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll - npAPI Ghost Plugin
  • npTNT2.dll - npAPI Plugin
  • hmac.1.dll - TNT2
  • iehpr.1.dll
  • iestage2.1.dll
  • log.dll
  • regsvr.1.dll
  • sqlite.1.dll
  • UninstallDlg.1.dll
  • untar.1.dll
  • zipunzip.1.dll
  • progress.1.dll
  • tnt2chrome.dll
  • UnInjLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTNT2ghost.dll'.
  • npTNT2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTNT2.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npTNT2Ghost.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tnt2ghost.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tnt2ghost.com/Plugin'.
  • npTNT2.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tightropeinteractive.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tightropeinteractive.com/Plugin'.

How do I remove Search.us.com?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.55%
Windows 10 25.54%
Windows XP 7.06%
Windows Vista 2.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.93%
Windows 8.1 5.19%
Windows 8 4.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

10.01% of installs come from Israel
Which countries install it?
  Israel 10.01%
  United States 7.29%
  MA 4.36%
  India 4.00%
  Philippines 3.03%
  United Kingdom 2.77%
  South Africa 2.67%
  Hong Kong 2.36%
  Singapore 2.36%
  Malaysia 2.21%
  Saudi Arabia 2.05%
  New Zealand 1.95%
  IQ 1.85%
  Turkey 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.77%
Dell 19.32%
Acer 15.64%
ASUS 10.84%
Toshiba 10.01%
Samsung 6.18%
Lenovo 5.21%
Intel 2.36%
American Megatrends 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.51%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%


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