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Should I remove SearchYa! Web Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,934
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.93 days
735.37 days >
Average installed length: 386.38 days

SearchYa! Web Search

What is SearchYa! Web Search?

SearchYa! Web Search 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.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is searchyaTlbr.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 2.78 MB (2,920,115 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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! Web Search.
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! Web Search 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchya!\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\SearchYa!\\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SearchYa! Web Search

Program module:searchyaTlbr.dll
Name:Montiera Toolbar
Signed by:Montera Technologeis LTD
Path:C:\Program Files\searchya!\\searchyaTlbr.dll
SearchYa Toolbar is a web browser installed add-ons that replacing the existing search engine and settings. SearchYa is considered an adware program in many cases. It was developed by Montera Technologies and comes bundled with free or...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Ironsource) - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • (Malware detected) escortShld.dll
  • searchyaApp.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD) - Montiera Toolbar
  • searchyaEng.dll (by Montera Technologeis LTD)
  • searchyasrv.exe (by Ironsource Israel (2011) LTD) - SearchYa Toolbar
  • searchyaTlbr.dll
  • 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! Web Search?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.17%
Windows XP 16.24%
Windows Vista 3.55%
Windows 10 2.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.63%
Windows 7 Starter 7.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.14% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 17.14%
  United States 9.52%
  Iran 6.67%
  Israel 6.19%
  Germany 5.71%
  Colombia 2.86%
  France 2.86%
  India 2.86%
  Hungary 2.38%
  Peru 2.38%
  Venezuela 2.38%
  Czech Republic 1.90%
  Italy 1.90%
  El Salvador 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.45%
Dell 18.18%
Acer 17.36%
ASUS 9.09%
Toshiba 6.61%
Samsung 5.79%
Lenovo 3.31%
American Megatrends 1.65%
Sony 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.50%
Positivo Positivo M... 2.50%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 1.67%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 1.67%


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