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Should I remove Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,351
United States Rank #42,929
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.57 days
252.71 days >
Average installed length: 132.78 days


VersionDistribution 14.29%

Windows Searchqu Toolbar

What is Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

The Discordia Limited Windows Searchqu Toolbar is installed as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer which attempts to redirect legitimate search queries and results. The toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Discordia Limited)

Windows Searchqu Toolbar is an Internet browser toolbar that offers helpful search suggestions as the user types keywords into the search box. Additionally, it catches misspelled words and suggests a search using the correct spelling.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named del_DM_EXE_89.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.61 MB (2,736,811 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Windows Searchqu Toolbar 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.searchqu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows searchqu toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\UnwiseLauncher.exe" /A "C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\\INSTALL.LOG"
Estimated size: 2.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Searchqu Toolbar

Program module:del_DM_EXE_89.dll
Name:Data Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\windows searchqu toolbar\del_DM_EXE_89.dll
Additional files:
  • UnwiseLauncher.exe - Searchqu (UnwiseLauncher)
  • uninstall.exe - Searchqu Toolbar (Searchqu Toolbar installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • del_DM_EXE_89.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files1\WINDOW~4\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.

How do I remove Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

You can uninstall Windows Searchqu 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Searchqu Toolbar, 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 Windows Searchqu 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 Windows Searchqu Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.29%
Windows XP 27.14%
Windows Vista 27.14%
Windows 10 1.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Windows 7 Starter 2.90%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.64%
  Italy 8.97%
  Germany 6.41%
  Spain 5.13%
  Canada 5.13%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Brazil 2.56%
  TN 2.56%
  Belgium 2.56%
  France 2.56%
  Mexico 2.56%
  PR 2.56%
  Israel 2.56%
  Iran 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.62%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 15.38%
Sony 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
ASUS 1.92%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1564 3.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.61%


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