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Should I remove searchweb?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,344
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 57.47 days
1357.18 days >
Average installed length: 713.10 days


1.0.1 90.20%
1.0.0 9.80%


What is searchweb?

searchweb is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.


The most used version is 1.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is tbhelper.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 3.65 MB (3,828,018 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
searchweb 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: searchweb
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\searchweb\tbunsc81c0.tmp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\searchweb\tbunsc81C0.tmp\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by searchweb

Program module:tbhelper.dll
Name:IE Toolbar
IE Toolbar Helper Module
Path:C:\Program Files\searchweb\tbunsc81c0.tmp\tbhelper.dll
Additional files:
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper (Toolbar Helper Module)
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar Common Utils)
  • tbcore3.dll - IE Toolbar Engine
  • uninstall.exe - IE Toolbar Uninstall
  • update.exe - IE Toolbar Updater
  • searchweb.dll
  • uninstaller.exe
  • Deskbar_pluginU.dll
  • deskbar_runner.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchweb.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SBCONVERT Class' with the class of {A1056498-D09A-41E4-864B-505EDD640D9E} (SBCONVERT).
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB02609 Class' with the class of {3F4F8369-DA5A-4895-A07F-6E97A9BA22CB} (TBSB02609).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • tbcore3.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'searchweb' with a class of {A29B2641-9931-448A-8DE7-B2D63BDC1812}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'searchweb' with the class of {A29B2641-9931-448A-8DE7-B2D63BDC1812}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbhelper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {CA3EB689-8F09-4026-AA10-B9534C691CE0} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'searchweb' with a class of {A29B2641-9931-448A-8DE7-B2D63BDC1812}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • deskbar_runner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'deskbar_runner' which loads as C:\Program Files\myprogramme\deskbar_runner.exe {CDB982ED-F9D6-4E3B-B94B-96F705D35AD1}.

How do I remove searchweb?

You can uninstall searchweb 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 searchweb, 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 searchweb.
  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 searchweb you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.39%
Windows XP 7.84%
Windows Vista 7.84%
Windows 10 3.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.94% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 50.94%
  MA 9.43%
  United States 9.43%
  Belgium 7.55%
  Canada 7.55%
  DZ 5.66%
  Switzerland 3.77%
  Mexico 1.89%
  PR 1.89%
  Luxembourg 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.91%
Dell 13.64%
Acer 11.36%
ASUS 6.82%
Toshiba 6.82%
Sony 6.82%
Samsung 4.55%
Packard Bell 2.27%
Lenovo 2.27%
American Megatrends 2.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.44%
Acer TravelMate 5742 4.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.22%

About Somoto

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Publisher URL: www.somotoinc.com


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