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What is DefaultTabSearch.exe?

DefaultTabSearch.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if DefaultTabSearch.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

DefaultTabSearch.exe file information

The process known as DefaultTabSearch belongs to software DefaultTab Chrome or DefaultTabSearch by unknown.

Description: DefaultTabSearch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DefaultTabSearch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 572,928 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 573,952 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/defaulttabsearch.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The DefaultTabSearch.exe file is not a Windows system file. DefaultTabSearch.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using DefaultTabSearch.exe, you can completely remove DefaultTab Chrome (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify DefaultTabSearch.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DefaultTabSearch.exe. Therefore, you should check the DefaultTabSearch.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

This is like a little bug you can't swat. It installs like a search engine right where your tabs normally are. I first found this in google chrome, but it quickly spread to all my browsers. IE and Mozzilla Firefox.
es ist sehr sicher !!!
  didikol   (further information)
This application force-installs itself on your computer and hacks your browser, forcing it to run a stupid search engine. It is not malicious malware, but it is a very annoying adware!
Possible Browser / System Hijacker
I downloaded a program from the web and this was loaded along with program I wanted. Been trying to get rid it ever since. They need another security rating, annoying.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DefaultTabSearch.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think DefaultTabSearch.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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