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Should I remove SearchAnonymizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,341
United States Rank #30,585
Reach 0.0922%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.64 days
697.41 days >
Average installed length: 366.44 days


1.0.1 (de) 100.00%


What is SearchAnonymizer?  (from Anonymize-Me.de)

The SearchAnonymizer (SearchAnonymizer.exe and SearchAnonymizerHelper.exe) is a software that prevents using interposition of Anonymize-Me.de links that personal data are transmitted in a search through the browser's built-in search. Such data includes primarily the referrer (the exact address of the site on which you ...  Read more


SearchAnonymizer is a software program developed by Anonymize-Me.de. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named searchanonymizer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 87% of users of SearchAnonymizer come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.anonymize-me.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Administrator\Anwendungsdaten\OCS\SM
Uninstaller: C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\Anwendungsdaten\OCS\SM\SearchAnonymizer.exe uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by SearchAnonymizer

Program executable:searchanonymizer.exe
Additional files:
  • SearchAnonymizerHelper.exe - SearchAnonymizer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SearchAnonymizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Ocs_SM'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SearchAnonymizer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ocs_SM.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SearchAnonymizer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ocs_SM' which loads as C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\Anwendungsdaten\OCS\SM\SearchAnonymizer.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029795415%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00249897%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00048057%
0.015104% average

How do I remove SearchAnonymizer?

You can uninstall SearchAnonymizer 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 SearchAnonymizer, 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 SearchAnonymizer.
  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) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.24%
Windows 10 13.81%
Windows XP 10.35%
Windows Vista 7.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.62%
Windows 7 Professional 11.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.49%
Windows 8.1 4.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.02% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 87.02%
  Austria 4.31%
  United States 2.41%
  Switzerland 2.41%
  United Kingdom 0.56%
  France 0.22%
  Romania 0.22%
  Canada 0.22%
  Belgium 0.17%
  Portugal 0.17%
  Luxembourg 0.17%
  Netherlands 0.17%
  Poland 0.17%
  Italy 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.83%
Medion 21.15%
Hewlett-Packard 11.98%
Dell 11.04%
ASUS 8.02%
Samsung 3.75%
Toshiba 3.65%
Lenovo 3.02%
American Megatrends 1.98%
Sahara 1.56%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.86%
MEDION MS-7797 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.23%


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