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Should I remove SearchYa!?

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 #23,591
United States Rank #27,383
Reach 0.0079%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.20 days
360.00 days >
Average installed length: 189.15 days

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What is SearchYa!?

SearchYa! is an ad-supported program installed into Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The programs collects and stores information about web browsing habits and sends this information to its remote servers in order to provide injected advertising in search results and various other places. It will also modify the browser's home page and search provider. It displays various pop-up advertisements and tracks and reports your web surfing behavior. It displays targeted search results and pop-up advertisements based on terms that the user enters for Web searches. The program also adds its own browser toolbar and installs a browser helper objects (BHO) in Internet Explorer for monitoring Web search terms and implementing the browser toolbar. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named searchyaApp.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 2.81 MB (2,946,694 bytes). The installed file SearchyaUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SearchYa!.
escortShld.dll (dcc457f7b0ccc560363401f3bf25bc6b) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Funmoods.AMN
ESET-NOD32 8.8158 Win32/Toolbar.Funmoods
SearchYa! 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

Displayed publisher: Click run software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchya!\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SearchYa!\\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SearchYa!

Program module:searchyaApp.dll
Name:Montiera Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\searchya!\\searchyaApp.dll
SearchYa! by Montera Technologeis is a web search engine owned by Ironsource Ltd., based in Israel. There's also a browser toolbar with the same name SearchYa! toolbar. Both products come bundled with freeware and third-party applications....
Additional files:
  • searchyaApp.dll - Montiera Toolbar
  • searchyaEng.dll
  • searchyaTlbr.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by Setup ©) - Setup© (Setup)
  • (Malware detected) escortShld.dll
  • searchyasrv.exe (by Ironsource Israel (2011) LTD) - SearchYa Toolbar
  • SearchyaUpdater.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchyaTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SearchYa Toolbar' with the class of {33AA308B-B565-4376-AC66-59EE9B6AD13E}.

How do I remove SearchYa!?

You can uninstall SearchYa! 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 SearchYa!, 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 SearchYa!.
  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 SearchYa! you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.79%
Windows XP 12.18%
Windows 10 10.90%
Windows Vista 4.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.44%
Windows 7 Professional 6.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.58%
  Brazil 12.28%
  China 8.77%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  India 4.09%
  Germany 3.51%
  Iran 3.51%
  DZ 2.34%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Philippines 1.75%
  Australia 1.17%
  Canada 1.17%
  Colombia 1.17%
  Czech Republic 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.00%
Acer 18.00%
ASUS 15.00%
Dell 14.00%
Samsung 8.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Sahara 3.00%
Intel 2.00%
Medion 2.00%
Compaq 1.00%
Common models
Gigabyte P45T-ES3G 1.98%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.98%
Acer Aspire 5253 1.98%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.98%
LENOVO IdeaPad Y460... 1.98%


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