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Should I remove dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,996
United States Rank #22,745
Reach 0.0039%


1.10.1035 1.32%
1.08.1033 1.32%
1.06.1030 3.95%
1.05.1026 1.32%
1.04.1025 1.32%
1.03.1021 48.68%
1.02.1020 25.00%
1.01.1016 14.47%
1.00.7960 1.32%
0.94.1010 1.32%

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dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter

What is dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter?  (from dtSearch)

The dtSearch product line can instantly search terabytes of text across a desktop, network, Internet or Intranet site. Developers can embed dtSearch’s instant searching and file format support into their own applications. dtSearch products also serve as tools for publishing, with instant text searching, large document ...  Read more


dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter is a program developed by dtSearch. The most used version is 1.03.1021, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is dtspdfcfg.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.59 MB (2,711,246 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 73% of users of dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dtsearch.com
Help link: support.dtsearch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dtSearch\Plugins\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FEF76AD8-84E2-45B1-A487-A551E80BC92D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter

Program executable:dtspdfcfg.exe
Name:dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter
dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter Options
Path:C:\Program Files\dtSearch\Plugins\dtspdfcfg.exe
Additional files:
  • dtswebhits_bho.dll - dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter (dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter BHO)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • dtswebhits_bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter BHO' with the class of {5B51B86E-6A75-451B-9F35-C2403FC7CF00} (DtsWebHitsBHO).

How do I remove dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter?

You can uninstall dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter 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 dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter, 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 dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by dtSearch PDF Search Highlighter you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.11%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 3.95%
Windows XP 3.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 7 Professional 21.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.89%
Windows 8.1 7.89%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.58%
Windows 10 Pro 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.15%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Italy 2.78%
  Israel 1.85%
  DK 1.85%
  Canada 1.85%
  United Kingdom 1.85%
  South Africa 0.93%
  Qatar 0.93%
  Belgium 0.93%
  Latvia 0.93%
  France 0.93%
  Switzerland 0.93%
  Finland 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.37%
Hewlett-Packard 25.49%
Acer 9.80%
ASUS 9.80%
Lenovo 7.84%
Toshiba 7.84%
Intel 3.92%
Medion 1.96%
Gateway 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
Dell Vostro 230 3.33%
MSI MS-7721 1.67%
Midern sag168168 D500P 1.67%
LENOVO 29123AG 1.67%
HPE-510t 1.67%


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