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Sony Browser Search

What is Sony Browser Search?

A potentially unwanted web browser extension that modifies the user's search provider and requests.


Sony Browser Search is a software program developed by Sony. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named sysrcas.dll. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 67% of users of Sony Browser Search come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Sony
URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sonysa\srchas
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{11DB15BA-4AE8-4D55-9394-7D9E2411157F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Browser Search

Program module:sysrcas.dll
Name:Sony Browser Search for Internet Explorer
Sony Browser Search
Path:C:\Program Files\sonysa\srchas\sysrcas.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • sysrcas.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {F0F8C2B1-A911-4b4e-B2AE-89B82DC81F15}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • sysrcas.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {F0F8C2B6-A911-4b4e-B2AE-89B82DC81F15} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sysrcas.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sony Browser Search' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\SonySA\SrchAs\sySrcAs.dll,S.

How do I remove Sony Browser Search?

Quickly and completely remove Sony Browser Search from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Sony Browser 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sony Browser Search, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Sony Browser 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 Sony Browser Search you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Brazil 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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