Surfcanyon.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Fast Search.
The process known as Fast Search for Internet Explorer or Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant for Internet Explorer or Fast Search by Surf Canyon for Internet Explorer or Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant (version (v1.1.3))
belongs to software Fast Search or Fast Search by Surf Canyon or Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant or Surf Canyon Search Engine
by Surf Canyon.
Description: Surfcanyon.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Surfcanyon.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 185,480 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 155,784 bytes and 5 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848. The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor web browsers. The file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify surfcanyon.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as surfcanyon.dll. Therefore, you should check the surfcanyon.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Fast Search has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active surfcanyon process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the surfcanyon.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.