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What is windowssearch.exe? MSN Search Toolbar

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:      http://toolbar.msn.com/
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: WindowsSearch.exe is the Main application for the MSN Search Toolbar.

windowssearch.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 1.72%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 8 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
windowssearch.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0xb5c9f63c01fcfec3f64ec6a0940a1825 More File Information 10/22/2017 Unsigned 50 506 1994 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x01994dd914b238e4dd43709f41fd84d4 More File Information 10/20/2017 Unsigned 0 5 11 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x946467b375d696fa073a6b9370a4c6ce More File Information 10/18/2017 Unsigned 0 2 8 Not Applicable
4 Status 0xcfbd142459389efd5c5f27cd913c2564 More File Information 10/9/2017 Signed 0 0 17 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x1a74872637b0bd6389eb8d4e8cdaf1d5 More File Information 10/7/2017 Unsigned 0 0 2 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x32d4a973e7349219b2bca6c25b93f280 More File Information 8/22/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
7 Status 0xc943cb3938906e63b87de2fbd455f617 More File Information 5/19/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
8 Status 0xa7555707928dceb4fb18db53fc201630 More File Information 4/30/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
9 Status 0xbce165570c67db4f4c5672d73f7de96e More File Information 10/24/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x9f6df19503b2f92bc0ef6530b597a4e9 More File Information 4/19/2014 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
11 Status 0xcb8ce51491bec933346bceb7041b7918 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
12 Status 0xf6d887ac20fdc9e6ebd9a1f94a1c5d75 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
13 Status 0xfd8c17b3f637322d67907152908cc9cf More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Win32.Parite.b (v)
14 Status 0xbbed799c40ccb483c1b73bb18e496c28 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x0cb8ce51491bec933346bceb7041b791 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x001994dd914b238e4dd43709f41fd84d More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
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# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0xb5c9f63c01fcfec3f64ec6a0940a1825 9/25/2017 2:37:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
2 Status 0x946467b375d696fa073a6b9370a4c6ce 7/20/2016 9:11:00 AM Unknown 6.0.6000.16431 (vista_gdr(wmbla).070205-1422) MSN Search Toolbar 116 KB
3 Status 0x3daf854c0b391e3c0421bf84ca868dd0 7/4/2015 9:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
4 Status 0xa7555707928dceb4fb18db53fc201630 7/21/2014 12:54:00 AM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 125 KB
5 Status 0xb57a59b5eb88097addead00a851da665 2/4/2013 9:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 294 KB
6 Status 0x3433183bdd7a33badc882504ac893881 12/18/2012 6:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 197 KB
7 Status 0x9f6df19503b2f92bc0ef6530b597a4e9 9/16/2011 2:10:00 AM Unknown 02.06.6000.5414 (winmain(wmbla).061121-1437) MSN Search Toolbar 256 KB
8 Status 0xcfbd142459389efd5c5f27cd913c2564 8/20/2011 1:40:00 AM Unknown 02.06.5000.5378 (winmain(wmbla).060313-1257) MSN Search Toolbar 251 KB
9 Status 0x1a74872637b0bd6389eb8d4e8cdaf1d5 8/8/2011 11:51:00 PM Unknown 6.0.5824.16387 (winmain(wmbla).061019-1356) MSN Search Toolbar 107 KB
10 Status 0xbce165570c67db4f4c5672d73f7de96e 8/3/2011 9:52:00 AM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
11 Status 0x9857d0ad2807e46229100c7be7699c51 11/19/2010 9:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 208 KB
12 Status 0xc495b2e84b314f8e1ef7bdb37412610b 11/14/2010 3:52:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
13 Status 0xdc2c2565728841b6bea46a83179e918f 10/2/2010 2:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
14 Status 0xe17ac1e02a08bb2a7a74f85e45ab71db 9/25/2010 6:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 171 KB
15 Status 0xc98125fbbca7d9224340569fdcb93f87 8/15/2010 3:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
16 Status 0xbc29cc7539d5b8dfdc0f9e541537b3e5 8/4/2010 9:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 253 KB
17 Status 0x8b925ca2e90d13d7b30b9bffc0fa508d 11/28/2009 3:39:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 140 KB
18 Status 0x8c96780bf81e9f5fa7f51e1ec6e7b8f1 10/11/2009 3:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 193 KB
19 Status 0xe44879c81fa4e8a706507191a011c4ed 10/7/2009 3:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
20 Status 0xa6af49d2ba64566d10130b2e98881a39 10/7/2009 2:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 141 KB
21 Status 0xe68f16763fba6c983b1405eef55fc16d 9/23/2009 9:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
22 Status 0x2592718dc081aa6929f58ee8b07004cb 9/17/2009 7:26:00 AM Unknown 6.0.5486.108 (winmain(wmbla).060818-2106) MSN Search Toolbar 73 KB
23 Status 0xff5a9c22e3b37e0fa0152db3678a641f 9/5/2009 11:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 141 KB
24 Status 0x14aa5eb552c69bfae894ffe40c17ed73 8/20/2009 6:08:00 AM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 121 KB
25 Status 0x7130f36accf96f7ff8b42e5e99297e81 7/8/2009 3:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 140 KB
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x01994dd914b238e4dd43709f41fd84d4 1/9/2012 2:45:00 AM Unknown 02.05.0001.1119 MSN Search Toolbar 232 KB
2 Status 0xc943cb3938906e63b87de2fbd455f617 2/4/2011 7:04:00 PM Unknown 02.05.0000.1082 MSN Search Toolbar 232 KB
3 Status 0xf6d887ac20fdc9e6ebd9a1f94a1c5d75 1/15/2010 12:09:00 AM Unknown 02.02.0000.1007 MSN Search Toolbar 226 KB
4 Status 0xb66a09cdc53d7bb2909c9a1081c756d0 10/8/2009 8:05:00 PM Unknown 02.06.5000.5373 (winmain(wmbla).060301-2053) MSN Search Toolbar 251 KB
5 Status 0xb63104eca45fbf0a5949aca14019d370 7/24/2009 1:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown MSN Search Toolbar 232 KB
6 Status 0x7bd8d00db00658475667961f3a44a18f 5/31/2009 7:58:00 PM Unknown 02.01.0000.2217 MSN Search Toolbar 224 KB
7 Status 0x5a390fbbdbbf7db82fd55c24e00134da 12/31/2007 Unknown 02.01.0000.2214 MSN Search Toolbar 224 KB
8 Status 0xdf25b5d4cb63e38c2729254dda25d478 12/31/2007 Unknown 02.06.6000.5414 (winmain(wmbla).061121-1437) MSN Search Toolbar 257 KB
9 Status 0xc250ebe1828f0fbd893c898b7c8ef6a7 12/31/2007 Unknown 02.06.0000.2057 MSN Search Toolbar 222 KB



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