How to Remove “GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe”

What is GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe?

Originally developed by ScanSoft Inc. GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Google Desktop Search Setup that is associated with OmniPage 15. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe malware?

If your system is affected by GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe  malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 June 2009 at 4:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 37b80b2c2e78fe08
0ea065172e32b2f2
b277fb2e
ca135d9a4fcd337e
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Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes N/A N/A Canada N/A
2 N/A Executable 1b86f0d6fd4bc37b
f00d05da01126fbf
0a7b6a04
ad3f9a1c517de03e
f6fe6d0f8a20b026
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
3 N/A Executable ac0d2a2c5822e777
3d87e66fa08250ec
6a932596
66b300c88e77af43
e3926dd45c54c245
Heur.Suspici
ous
No N/A N/A India N/A
4 N/A Executable 59c80945ff03c21d
0175603dda598052
15850484
4456e09c7c0d5f1b
a6873ed992b6131a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 1:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2aac08b64b41c918
b6f617832454d494
62ddafe6
18a0efc8d47debd4
ff37e299abc7730e
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 146cd560c99c30b2
906d9875fe3510dc
d9c1083c
11fa4da4d2ce5983
e5399b3ba70c6ee3
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 8a2fbced0ee22d99
6df785beae79c355
c4b7cdfc
a5d4f6363f9f83c9
38cd3c67bf5959d3
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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