How to Remove “desktopsearch.exe”

What is desktopsearch.exe?

desktopsearch.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Copernic Technologies. This process is known as Copernic Desktop Search-Home and it belongs to Copernic Desktop Search-Home. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after desktopsearch.exe file.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with desktopsearch.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with desktopsearch.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • desktopsearch.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible desktopsearch.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

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Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove desktopsearch.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2015 at 6:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 65780cee404970d7
c3bb6e033d275c9b
834cb9c2
a7ea76ce3bccb0df
5032082427dd6538
Application.
MSIL.PullUpd
ate.D
Yes 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable ee203bb63f191a51
1f9529b4b40b3fd0
d86a37b0
6548cb4b0c464dd7
f0695903ccb98b79
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A 3.0.74.3 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 4:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Copernic Inc. Executable dcc14919dc4e2fe7
78537ccb7c940421
ed3f9035
abcdb7b643dacca1
4b5b45bcb72cc28f
Yes 3.2.1.8 DESKTOPSEA
RCH 3.2.1
ENG
Australia
2 Copernic Inc. Executable 285839e0cad9c9d0
2024c69fefc67bc8
9f9c39bc
5472b9ebeafb1b0f
ae0c97c295da2d63
No 2.2.0.32 DESKTOPSEA
RCH2 2.2
ENG
Internal Submission
3 Copernic Technologies Inc. Executable 9517670ecd8f8fcf
e5b5e430900aff37
9f1be2c6
817a2691fcc512b4
f529933b7f869517
Yes 2.1.0.2575 DESKTOPSEA
RCH2 2.1
ENG
United States
4 Avon technologies Executable 936c973245d9b14c
1f4114cc95b1bf73
48d55d18
00ef5b62d1073aec
d18f646ce5a9b081
No 1, 0, 0,
46
1, 0, 0,
46
Internal Submission
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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