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Should I remove SeeSimilar02?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,580
United States Rank #16,900
Reach 0.0196%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.08 days
385.74 days >
Average installed length: 202.68 days


VersionDistribution 37.05% 62.95%


What is SeeSimilar02?

SeeSimilar (SpecialSavings LLC.) is an ad-supported web browser search add-on built on the cross browser Besttoolbars platform and powered by ShopZilla.

The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

Once installed, the add-on will perform the following actions:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.

About  (from SeeSimilar)

SeeSimilar.com is a shopping tools website used to help you find the best deals and coupons online. We are not an online merchant and we are not selling anything online. We are not responsible for any products ordered from our affiliated or non affiliated merchants. Before participating in any deal, coupons or promotio...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SeeSimilar02.
ScriptHost64.dll (d7564154cdf5382064440a79036e054a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9250 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.H
VIPRE Antivirus 25082 Besttoolbars (fs)
SeeSimilar02 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: SeeSimilar.com
URL: www.seesimilar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\seesimilar02
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SeeSimilar02\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SeeSimilar02

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe
Name:Add-ons Framework
Signed by:PurpleTech Software Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\seesimilar02\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • (Malware detected) ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • BackgroundHostPS.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • uninst.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ScriptHost64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SeeSimilar02' with the class of {93488930-185C-4CED-AFEB-0FD4930F8423}.
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SeeSimilar02' with the class of {93488930-185C-4CED-AFEB-0FD4930F8423}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010614674%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00055585%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00050561%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,354
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:358 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SeeSimilar02?

You can uninstall SeeSimilar02 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 SeeSimilar02, 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 SeeSimilar02.
  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 SeeSimilar02 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.95%
Windows 10 15.54%
Windows XP 8.29%
Windows Vista 6.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.05%
Windows 7 Professional 7.27%
Windows 8 5.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.73%
  Brazil 20.90%
  Germany 8.08%
  United Kingdom 6.18%
  Canada 5.46%
  Belgium 3.56%
  France 2.38%
  Argentina 2.38%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Colombia 1.19%
  Australia 1.19%
  Austria 1.19%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Czech Republic 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.77%
Acer 23.68%
Dell 12.72%
ASUS 6.58%
Samsung 6.58%
Toshiba 6.14%
Intel 2.19%
Medion 1.75%
Lenovo 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Alienware 0.88%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 4.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%


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