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Should I remove WebSearch Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #47,287
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 59.45 days
708.13 days >
Average installed length: 372.07 days


VersionDistribution 20.00% 80.00%

WebSearch Toolbar

What is WebSearch Toolbar?

Developed and distributed by Xacti Corp., this is a potentially unwanted web browser toolbar for IE, Chrome and Firefox.

About  (from WebSearch)

WebSearch features one-click access to the best search providers on the Internet. Search for Web Results, Images, Audio, Multimedia, News and much more from one convenient location! Enhance your Internet experience with the feature-packed, free WebSearch Toolbar. Includes thematic buttons, video downloader, weather plu...  Read more


WebSearch Toolbar is a software program developed by WebSearch. 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 primary executable is named websearch.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 5.55 MB (5,823,560 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebSearch Toolbar.
WebSearch.exe (129b2a2433d4c1145be97073c29bb7a7) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!129B2A2433D4
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7046 Artemis!129B2A2433D4
Norman 10.20140807 Adware.C!genr
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0711
VIPRE Antivirus 31800 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
WebSearch.dll (cc7d9d23b0e66bd412f051a569d85ab2) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.7D3
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
McAfee Artemis!CC7D9D23B0E6
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
Norman 7.04.04 Adware.C!genr
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0820
VIPRE Antivirus 33204 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.websearch.com/legal/about.aspx
Help link: www.websearch.com/help/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebSearch Toolbar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WebSearch Toolbar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebSearch Toolbar

Program executable:websearch.exe
Name:WebSearch Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\websearch toolbar\websearch.exe
Additional files:
  • WebSearch.dll - WebSearch Toolbar
  • WebSearch64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebSearch.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WebSearch Toolbar' with the class of {42B09E1A-488A-4014-B63A-B30EFA0462FE}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • WebSearch.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&WebSearch Toolbar' with the class of {739908EC-AE40-436C-BA41-E14FA659BE0E}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • WebSearch.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'WebSearch Toolbar' with a class of {42B09E1A-488A-4014-B63A-B30EFA0462FE} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • WebSearch.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&WebSearch Toolbar' with a class of {739908EC-AE40-436C-BA41-E14FA659BE0E}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WebSearch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WebSearchToolbar' which loads as "C:\Program Files\WebSearch Toolbar\WebSearch.exe" /STARTUP.

How do I remove WebSearch Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove WebSearch Toolbar 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 WebSearch 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WebSearch Toolbar, 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 WebSearch 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 WebSearch Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Gateway 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1467c 30.00%
Sony VGC-JS210J 10.00%
HP ProBook 4520s 10.00%
Gateway MD7818U ... 10.00%
Gateway DX4710-05 10.00%
Dell Inspiron 3521 10.00%


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