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Should I remove Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,224
United States Rank #16,480
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.76 days
789.40 days >
Average installed length: 414.77 days


4.0.0 4.35%
3.2.0 34.78%
3.1.2 22.83%
3.1.0 30.43%
3.0.6 4.35%
3.0.5 3.26%

Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant

What is Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant?

Fast Search by Surf Canyon is a browser extension and search site that use implicit relevance feedback in real time to personalize search results.

About  (from Surf Canyon)

Surf Canyon is a browser extension that sits atop search engine sites like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. By observing user behavior, its real-time semantic personalization technology enables users to quickly and easily find relevant information that's buried in the search result set. Check out our blog for more technical di...  Read more


Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant is a program developed by Surf Canyon. The most used version is 3.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is surfcanyon.dll. The software installer includes 4 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 76% of users of Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.surfcanyon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant

Program module:surfcanyon.dll
Name:Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant
Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant for Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon\surfcanyon.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • surfcanyon.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant' with the class of {5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848} (IE BHO Utility).

How do I remove Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant 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 Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant 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 Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant, 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 Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant.
  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 Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.87%
Windows Vista 28.26%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8 2.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.79%
Windows 7 Professional 4.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.40%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.91%
  Canada 3.65%
  Australia 2.92%
  Italy 2.92%
  Spain 2.19%
  Germany 2.19%
  Russia 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  United Kingdom 1.46%
  TT 0.73%
  Mexico 0.73%
  Israel 0.73%
  Iran 0.73%
  Saudi Arabia 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.43%
Dell 27.14%
Acer 21.43%
Toshiba 7.14%
ASUS 4.29%
Sony 4.29%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Medion 1.43%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1750 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.38%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Capirona 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.19%


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