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Should I remove ZenSearch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,427
United States Rank #12,416
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.36 days
246.48 days >
Average installed length: 129.51 days


What is ZenSearch?

From the EULA:
"As part of the installation process of the Software, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings. By Using the Software, you agree that you have approved such changes and you understand you can reconfigure such settings at any time from the Settings options of your Internet Browser (for example, for web-search related changes). Such changes may include, without limitation, the following:

1.Change the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box, if such a search box exists in your browser.

2.Change the default home page and new tab page of your web browser.

3.Add alternative "page not found" functionality to your web browser.

4.When installed on your computer, the Software periodically communicates with our servers. We may update the Software on your computer when a new version is released or when new features are added. We also reserve the right to add features or functions to the Software. If the changes are minor, these updates will happen automatically. If there are material changes, the Software will display a notice telling you an update is available. You will be given the option to read a description of the change(s) and the modified documents (if any). You will get the option to either accept the changes and install the update, or continue using your current version of the software."

About  (from ZenSearch ApS)

At ZenSearch we value freedom of choice. While most toolbar and start page providers lock you in to one specific search engine, we go in the opposite direction. Search dozens of different search engines and sites using our single search box, simply by prefixing your search query with a short prefix.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
ZenSearch 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

Displayed publisher: ZenSearch
URL: zensearch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ZenSearch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ZenSearch\uninstall000.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 2.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZenSearch

Program module:IeZenSearch.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\ZenSearch\IeZenSearch.dll
Additional files:
  • IeZenSearch.dll - ZenSearch
  • IeZenSearch_x64.dll
  • npapi.dll - ZenSearch registry helper
  • IEStart.exe
  • IEWrap.dll
  • uninstall000.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • IeZenSearch_x64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ZenSearch' with the class of {EC740D8D-BAA6-4BAF-9183-2406AB943D3A}.
  • IeZenSearch.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ZenSearch' with the class of {EC740D8D-BAA6-4BAF-9183-2406AB943D3A}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npapi.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ZenSearch' with a plugin key of '@ZenSearch.com/ZenSearchRegistry;version=1.0' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove ZenSearch?

You can uninstall ZenSearch 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 ZenSearch, 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 ZenSearch.
  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 ZenSearch you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.71%
Windows Vista 12.86%
Windows XP 12.00%
Windows 10 9.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.46%
Windows 7 Professional 13.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.22%
Windows 8.1 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.99%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  Australia 5.10%
  Canada 2.66%
  Germany 2.66%
  India 2.22%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  South Africa 1.77%
  Czech Republic 1.55%
  Iran 1.55%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Greece 1.33%
  Israel 1.33%
  Finland 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.36%
Dell 26.48%
Acer 15.53%
Toshiba 7.31%
ASUS 2.74%
Lenovo 2.28%
Samsung 1.83%
Alienware 0.91%
Gateway 0.91%
Medion 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.26%
Intel DG41WV 2.26%
ASUS All Series 1.50%


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