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Should I remove Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,329
United States Rank #35,032
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.78 days
554.06 days >
Average installed length: 291.11 days


0.1 100.00%


What is Update?

Update is the toolbar protector for the SearchBowesing web browser toolbar. SearchBowesing is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution. Functionality of the toolbar includes but is not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.

About  (from Search Core Systems)

Search Browsing is dedicated to providing its users with a seamless user experience with a banner ad free white label solution. We pride ourselves on giving all of our users a search experience that is to the point and effective.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update.
update.exe (6b1184d5aa8d10083237dc65bd27a0ca) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-PWS.Win32.Tibia
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Agent.tbeub
Update 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

URL: www.searchbrowsing.com/about
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\search core systems\update
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Search Core Systems\Update\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Update

Program executable:update.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\search core systems\update\update.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Update (Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • update.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Update Daily' (runs daily at 2:27 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • update.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Update Logon.

How do I remove Update?

You can uninstall Update 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 Update, 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 Update.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.78%
Windows 10 21.57%
Windows XP 11.76%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows 8.1 7.84%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 8 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.79%
  Greece 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  Brazil 3.17%
  Australia 3.17%
  Israel 3.17%
  Germany 3.17%
  United Arab Emirates 3.17%
  Hong Kong 1.59%
  Chile 1.59%
  Slovenia 1.59%
  South Africa 1.59%
  Ecuador 1.59%
  Korea 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.08%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
Dell 8.33%
Sony 6.25%
Intel 4.17%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Medion 2.08%
American Megatrends 2.08%
ASUS 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
Acer Aspire V3-571 4.55%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.27%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.27%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.27%
Vision Computers Inc. D94... 2.27%


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