How to remove an search error
The free file information forum can help you determine if search.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Search.exe file information
Description: The file search.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 305,728 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 304,504 bytes and 4 more variants.
Search.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. File search.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ DAEMON Tools WhenU SearchBar or SearchBar.
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If search.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 1,325,056 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File search.exe is not a Windows core file. search.exe is able to connect to Internet and record inputs.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "WhenUSearch" definitely not required. SaveNow adware
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as search.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the search.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.
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