Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: search.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
This is adware, this will automatically display ads on your desktop using popup windows. If you are seeing pop-up windows appearing on your pc, and you see this search.exe program in your task list, then you have this pop-up adware. This is also called When U Search, but the purpose is to display ads on your screen.
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What is the search.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You should do a Windows search to find the pop-up spyware.
Is search.exe spyware?
Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.
Is this software task considered adware or malware?
Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.
Is search.exe considered a virus or trojan?
No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.
Would you recommend that I remove search.exe?
Yes, I would remove search.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.