What is searchbandapp64.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 searchbandapp64.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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Searchbandapp64.exe file information

The process known as Yandex.Stroka or winsearchbar or Yandex belongs to software Yandex.Stroka or YANDEX by YANDEX ( or Yandex (

Description: Searchbandapp64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Searchbandapp64.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,101,568 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,806,176 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The file has a digital signature. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no file description. Searchbandapp64.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also completely remove YANDEX LLC (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If searchbandapp64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 1,590,048 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 3,204,928 bytes or 3,241,280 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows system file. Searchbandapp64.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as searchbandapp64.exe. Therefore, you should check the searchbandapp64.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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Best practices for resolving searchbandapp64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with searchbandapp64. 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 searchbandapp64.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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