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Should I remove Searchcore Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,717
United States Rank #15,382
Reach 0.0153%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.67 days
1022.68 days >
Average installed length: 537.34 days


VersionDistribution 11.63% 1.33% 0.66% 46.84% 39.20% 0.33%

Searchcore Toolbar

What is Searchcore Toolbar?

SearchCore for Browsers is a free web browser plugin for MSN messenger, Gmail, Facebook and some other popular instant messaging applications and web services designed to enriche chat conversations and email messages. Bandoo typically comes bundled with various potentially unwanted programs such as the Searchqu toolbar and should you decide to remove Bandoo, Searchqu toolbar (as well as other bundled potentially unwanted programs) will still be installed.

About  (from Discordia Limited)

Searchcore Toolbar gives you cool new ways to express yourself in Live Messenger, Hotmail, Yahoo IM & Mail, Gmail and Outlook Express, pumping your conversations full of endless fun and surprises! With countless Emoticons, Nudges, Winks, and Images, and new collections added regularly, there will always be something ne...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named dtUser.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 12.12 MB (12,710,323 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Searchcore Toolbar.
dtUser.exe (d1c94dad812c9f79be069a86efd315ae) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
Dr.Web Tool.InstallToolbar.175
ESET-NOD32 7.12105 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C potentially unwanted
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 PUA.Gen
datamngrUI.exe (9b49b76386b25491e1f07550410ba523) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.9
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8077 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/SearchSuite
BrowserConnection.dll (6b31832aa870a89a4c7cabacd45785dd) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Win32.Toolbar.SearchSuite.AMN!A2
ESET NOD32 7095 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
Searchcore Toolbar 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\searchcore toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Searchcore Toolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Searchcore Toolbar

Program executable:dtUser.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\searchcore toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\dtUser.exe
This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about web browsing habits including pages visited and search queries performed and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker
  • searchcoreband.dll (by Visicom Media Inc) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • searchcoredtx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • (Malware detected) BrowserConnection.dll
  • datamngr.dll
  • datamngrUI.exe
  • DnsBHO.dll
  • IEBHO.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchcoredtx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Searchcore Toolbar' with the class of {af6ac4f2-9825-4fb6-a600-92bc5361f209}.
  • BrowserConnection.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DataMngr' with the class of {7DA17D5A-5718-4130-A605-FC316C827836}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • searchcoredtx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Searchcore Toolbar' with the class of {af6ac4f2-9825-4fb6-a600-92bc5361f209}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • datamngrUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\SEARCH~1\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove Searchcore Toolbar?

You can uninstall Searchcore Toolbar 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 Searchcore Toolbar, 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 Searchcore Toolbar.
  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 Searchcore Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 14.85%
Windows Vista 14.85%
Windows 10 3.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.33%
Windows 10 Home 3.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.43%
  Germany 15.59%
  United Kingdom 5.91%
  Taiwan 4.30%
  Israel 2.15%
  France 1.88%
  Canada 1.88%
  Brazil 1.61%
  Australia 1.34%
  Austria 1.08%
  Croatia 1.08%
  Hungary 1.08%
  MA 0.81%
  India 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.37%
Dell 23.56%
Toshiba 10.99%
Acer 10.47%
ASUS 5.24%
Medion 5.24%
Intel 2.62%
American Megatrends 2.09%
Samsung 2.09%
Lenovo 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.76%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.01%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.01%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.26%


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