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Should I remove Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,768
United States Rank #25,271
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.43 days
868.06 days >
Average installed length: 456.10 days


VersionDistribution 72.50% 14.50% 13.00%

Windows Searchqu Toolbar

What is Windows Searchqu Toolbar?

Windows Searchqu Toolbar by Koyote is installed as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer which attempts to redirect legitimate search queries and results.

About  (from Koyote-Lab Inc)

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.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is searchquband.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 174 files and is usually about 2.98 MB (3,121,250 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Windows Searchqu Toolbar.
del_IEBHO_56.dll (ea73a04090df99227ca747a093dc9ccc) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.SearchSuite.AMN
ESET-NOD32 8.8098 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
K7 AntiVirus 13.163.8328 Trojan
Trend Micro 10.465.07 ADW_SEARCHSUITE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.7 ADW_SEARCHSUITE
del_IEBHO_65.dll (582452c6c9b10013eff053b84fbca7ad) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.14
ESET-NOD32 8875 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
K7 AntiVirus 9.155.7968 Trojan
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1205
dtUser.exe (d1c94dad812c9f79be069a86efd315ae) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
Dr.Web Tool.InstallToolbar.175
ESET-NOD32 12105 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C potentially unwanted
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Gen.5
searchqudtx.dll (ad14e447f7ced4ca987b91b379eaf952) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Bandoomed.149
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Visicom.bB
ESET-NOD32 10647 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
del_IEBHO_47.dll (d82c648c17b5174b911f9648f62ce9d2) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware None Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.SearchSuite.AMN (A)
ESET-NOD32 8002 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
       View all 18 all detections
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\Searchqu Toolbar\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Searchqu Toolbar

Program module:searchquband.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Signed by:Bandoo Media
Path:C:\Program Files\windows searchqu toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\searchquband.dll
This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about web browsing habits including pages visited and search queries performed and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • BrowserConnection.dll
  • del_IEBHO_47.dll
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker
  • (Malware detected) searchqudtx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • del_IEBHO_1.dll
  • del_IEBHO_32.dll
  • del_IEBHO_35.dll
  • (Malware detected) del_IEBHO_56.dll
  • (Malware detected) del_IEBHO_65.dll
  • DnsBHO.dll
  • installhelper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchqudtx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {f34c9277-6577-4dff-b2d7-7d58092f272f}.
  • del_IEBHO_65.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}.
  • del_IEBHO_47.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}.
  • BrowserConnection.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DataMngr' with the class of {9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • searchqudtx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
  • BrowserConnection.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Searchqu Toolbar' with the class of {99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\dtUser.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) 65%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.38%
Windows XP 12.56%
Windows Vista 9.55%
Windows 10 2.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.60%
Windows 7 Professional 6.60%
Windows 7 Starter 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.15%
  United Kingdom 5.38%
  Iran 4.04%
  Germany 4.04%
  MA 3.14%
  Indonesia 3.14%
  France 2.24%
  DZ 2.24%
  Philippines 2.24%
  MK 1.79%
  TN 1.79%
  Brazil 1.79%
  India 1.79%
  IQ 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.47%
Acer 24.82%
Dell 22.63%
Toshiba 8.76%
ASUS 4.38%
Lenovo 3.65%
Sony 2.19%
Medion 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.28%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.64%
Dell Inspiron N5050 1.64%
HP ProBook 4520s 1.64%

About (from Koyote-Lab Inc)

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Publisher URL: www.koyotesoft.com


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