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What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

holasearch toolbar

What is holasearch toolbar?

HolaSearch (Hola Software) which is stealth distributed from Babylon, is a web browser search toolbar that is installed with various pay per install co-bundles and is designed to inject itself as a web toolbar into Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Once installed the toolbar will modify the user's home page and search settings as well for IE lower the user's browser security in order to perform various ad-related actions.

The toolbar is bundled with various additional adware most notably PerformerSoft products such as PC Performer.

The toolbar will redirect search and the browser home page to www.holasearch.com. It will also redirect to the holasearch.com URL when a user opens up a new Tab.

About  (from Babylon Ltd)

As part of the installation process of the Software, publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:

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  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in holasearch toolbar.
GUninstaller.exe (b0f6507f8666e89dd9f192313d88eb98) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul
Comodo Security 17604 Application.Win32.Agent.~A
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: holasearch
URL: www.holasearch.com
Help link: info.holasearch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\holasearch\holasearch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\holasearch\holasearch\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by holasearch toolbar

Program executable:holasearchsrv.exe
Name:Holasearch Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\holasearch\holasearch\\holasearchsrv.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by holasearch) - ${PRDCT_DSP}
  • (Malware detected) GUninstaller.exe - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)
  • escortShld.dll
  • holasearchApp.dll (by holasearch.com) - Holasearch Toolbar
  • holasearchEng.dll (by holasearch.com)
  • holasearchTlbr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • holasearchTlbr.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Holasearch Toolbar' with the class of {C510DFFB-0AFE-484C-BA40-CED5B74C4EEF}.

How do I remove holasearch toolbar?

You can uninstall holasearch 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 holasearch 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 holasearch 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 holasearch toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.81%
Windows 10 19.41%
Windows XP 11.18%
Windows Vista 7.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.18%
Windows 8 9.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.43% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 27.43%
  Italy 17.49%
  France 12.74%
  Spain 7.56%
  United Kingdom 7.34%
  United States 5.83%
  Poland 5.62%
  South Africa 3.46%
  Switzerland 2.81%
  Japan 2.16%
  Austria 1.73%
  Ireland 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  New Zealand 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.49%
Hewlett-Packard 26.78%
Dell 8.47%
Medion 7.80%
ASUS 7.46%
Samsung 5.42%
Toshiba 2.37%
American Megatrends 1.36%
Sahara 1.36%
Lenovo 1.02%
NEC 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.37%
MEDION MS-7800 2.37%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.78%
Acer Aspire V5-531 1.78%

About Babylon Ltd

Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd., an Israeli public company.
Publisher URL: www.babylon.com


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