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What is SearchHelper.dll?

SearchHelper.dll is part of Microsoft Search Helper Extention and developed by Microsoft Corp. according to the SearchHelper.dll version information.

SearchHelper.dll's description is "Microsoft Search Helper Extention"

SearchHelper.dll is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

SearchHelper.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about SearchHelper.dll.

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Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameMicrosoft Search Helper Extention
Company nameMicrosoft Corp.
File descriptionMicrosoft Search Helper Extention
Internal nameSearchHelper.dll
Original filenameSearchHelper.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1995-2006 Microsoft Corp.
Legal trademarkMicrosoft® is a registered trademar..
Private buildBuilt by MSNSTBLD on TK1ESRVBLDA025.
Product version1.2.118.0
File version1.2.118.0

The following is the available information on SearchHelper.dll:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft Search Helper Extention
Company nameMicrosoft Corp.
File descriptionMicrosoft Search Helper Extention
Internal nameSearchHelper.dll
Original filenameSearchHelper.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1995-2006 Microsoft Corp.
Legal trademarkMicrosoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Private buildBuilt by MSNSTBLD on TK1ESRVBLDA025.
Product version1.2.118.0
File version1.2.118.0

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number610f784d000000000003

VirusTotal report

None of the 45 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SearchHelper.dll file.

None of the 45 anti-virus programs detected the SearchHelper.dll file.

Folder name variants

SearchHelper.dll may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5c5700cd3293e88be85c73eccce772e9e
SHA2564a0732c3940266fdc0f7c87712c306d7777e372603aa202c80602686ce2fb487

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What did other users do?

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User vote results: There were 4 votes to remove and 5 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file. Only 9 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

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SearchHelper.dll was installed with Windows Live.

# 12 Nov 2009, 1:58

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