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What is search.exe?

Search.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 search.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.


Search.exe file information

The process known as WhenUSearch belongs to software DAEMON Tools WhenU SearchBar or DAEMON Tools SearchBar or WhenUSearch by WhenU.com (www.whenu.com) or WHENU.COM INC.

Description: Search.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. 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. http://www.file.net/process/search.exe.html 
Search.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The search.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software 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 DAEMON Tools 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). The search.exe file is not a Windows core file. Search.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "WhenUSearch" definitely not required. SaveNow adware

Important: Some malware also uses the file name search.exe, for example Adware.WhenUSearchBar (detected by Symantec), and ADW_WHENU.AU or Adware_WhenU (detected by TrendMicro). 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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User Comments

Spyware
   
I think it shows ads. maybe the link is something else..
  Bas van den eijnden   (further information)
Die Datei ist meiner Meinung nach harmlos, nur nervend, da sie rel. viel Speicher in Anspruch nimmt.
   
Peachtree Accounting 2006
   
This comes when u install daemon tools. They say it's not spyware ...
   
it over powers my other programs
  beverly  
crack invisible browsing 7.5
  shervin   (further information)
bot auto answer for nimbuzz
   
gta san andreas
  maryo  

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Summary: Average user rating of search.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments.
One user thinks search.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks search.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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