What is SearchSettings.exe?
SearchSettings.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 SearchSettings.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.
SearchSettings.exe file information
The process known as Search Settings application or Search Settings (version v1.2.3) or YouTube Downloader Toolbar (version v4.9)
belongs to software Search Settings or Widgi Toolbar or YouTube Downloader Toolbar or IObit Apps Toolbar or Vuze Remote Toolbar or Search.com Toolbar
by Spigot (www.spigot.com) or Vendio Services (www.vendio.com) or CBS Interactiv.
Description: SearchSettings.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SearchSettings.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 991,584 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 974,848 bytes and 9 more variants.
The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. SearchSettings.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You have the option to remove the entire program Search Settings or YouTube Downloader Toolbar using Windows Control Panel.
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If SearchSettings.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 526,336 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 534,880 bytes and 22 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
It is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file.
SearchSettings.exe is able to monitor applications.
You have the option to remove the entire program pdfforge Toolbar or YouTube Downloader Toolbar using Windows Control Panel.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SearchSettings.exe. Therefore, you should check the SearchSettings.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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