What is 4zSrchMn.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 4zSrchMn.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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4zSrchMn.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with 4zSrchMn
4zSrchMn.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor or Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor belongs to software Mindspark Interactive Network or MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor by MindSpark or Mindspark Interactive Network (

Description: 4zSrchMn.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 4zSrchMn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 44,784 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 42,536 bytes or 55,368 bytes. 
The 4zSrchMn.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). 4zSrchMn.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with 4zSrchMn.exe, you may also want to completely remove Mindspark Interactive Network (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or ask the developer, Myway, for assistance.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 4zSrchMn.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 4zSrchMn.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Pops up very often requesting to start when Windows starts
  Edward Briceno  

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Best practices for resolving 4zSrchMn issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 4zSrchMn. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 4zSrchMn.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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