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Should I remove WhiteSmoke Search?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,969
Reach 0.0028%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.38 days
217.76 days >
Average installed length: 114.42 days


1.0.0 100.00%

WhiteSmoke Search

What is WhiteSmoke Search?

WhiteSmoke Search is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search modifications to the user's web browser settings. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities.


Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 754.46 KB (772,568 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WhiteSmoke Search
URL: search.whitesmoke.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitesmoke search
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke Search\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 754.46 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WhiteSmoke Search

  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove WhiteSmoke Search?

You can uninstall WhiteSmoke 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WhiteSmoke Search, 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 WhiteSmoke 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.

Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.86%
Windows 10 21.43%
Windows XP 10.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.71%
Windows 7 Professional 17.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.36%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.69% of installs come from MA
Which countries install it?
  MA 15.69%
  Indonesia 11.76%
  United States 9.80%
  Saudi Arabia 7.84%
  DZ 3.92%
  IQ 3.92%
  Jordan 3.92%
  Romania 3.92%
  RS 3.92%
  Turkey 3.92%
  AZ 1.96%
  BD 1.96%
  BG 1.96%
  Brazil 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.79%
Hewlett-Packard 19.15%
Dell 12.77%
Lenovo 8.51%
ASUS 8.51%
Samsung 8.51%
MSI 4.26%
Sony 2.13%
Medion 2.13%
Compaq 2.13%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 4.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.08%
Micro-Star MS-7597 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L85... 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 2.04%

About (from WhiteSmoke)

WhiteSmoke is a world-leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style.
Publisher URL: www.whitesmoke.com


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