How to remove the SearchAssistant virus
Most antivirus programs identify SearchAssistant.dll as malware.
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SearchAssistant.dll file information
Description: The file SearchAssistant.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 123,904 bytes (94% of all occurrences), 20 bytes or 94,208 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 7148369a-1105-4e85-83e0-085e784ba374 or 8A9D74F9-560B-4FE7-ABEB-3B2E638E5CD6. The program has no visible window. SearchAssistant.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. SearchAssistant.dll is a file without information about the developer of this file. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with SearchAssistant.dll, you can uninstall the software RK Launcher iVista Leopard using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
Recommended: Identify SearchAssistant.dll related errors
External information from Tony Klein:
- This spyware BHO (SearchAssistant.dll) is related to 321search.com search hijacker
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SearchAssistant.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SearchAssistant.dll 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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