What is searchlike.exe?

searchlike.exe is part of searchlike and developed by (?) ?? ?????? according to the searchlike.exe version information.

searchlike.exe is digitally signed by LEEYEON Communication Co.,Ltd.

searchlike.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected searchlike.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on searchlike.exe:

Product namesearchlike
Company name(?) ?? ??????
Original filenamesearchlike.exe
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product namesearchlike
Company name(?) ?? ??????
Original filenamesearchlike.exe
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

searchlike.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameLEEYEON Communication Co.,Ltd
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number11212715411be78bf1c5048e7be6b7276a43

VirusTotal report

50 of the 67 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the searchlike.exe file. That's a 75% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.46228
AhnLab-V3 PUP/Win32.SearchLike.R85894
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent
Arcabit Trojan.Adware.Strictor.DB494
Avast Win32:Adware-BGX [Adw]
AVG Win32:Adware-BGX [Adw]
Avira TR/Strictor.46228.11
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.46228
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.F435
CAT-QuickHeal Pua.Kraddare
Cybereason malicious.8ed0cb
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/A-e442db0c!Eldorado
DrWeb Adware.Kraddare.10
Emsisoft Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.46228 (B)
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Kraddare.IH
F-Prot W32/A-e442db0c!Eldorado
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor
Fortinet W32/Badur.FXBA!tr
GData Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.46228
Ikarus Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Kraddare
Jiangmin Trojan/Generic.azlss
K7AntiVirus Adware ( 004ae52b1 )
K7GW Adware ( 004ae52b1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kraddare.amr
Kingsoft Win32.Troj.Badur.fx.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.KorAd
MAX malware (ai score=100)
McAfee Artemis!D53441B8ED0C
McAfee-GW-Edition PUP-XFB-ID
Microsoft PUA:Win32/Creprote
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Strictor.46228
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Badur.cuchim
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/Genetic.gen
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
Sophos Generic PUA DN (PUA)
SUPERAntiSpyware PUP.Kraddare/Variant
Symantec ML.Attribute.HighConfidence
TrendMicro TROJ_SPNR.15IN14
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_SPNR.15IN14
VBA32 TScope.Trojan.Delf
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot Adware.Agent.230352.I
Webroot W32.Downloader.Gen
Yandex PUA.Kraddare!
Zillya Adware.KraddareCRTD.Win32.8886
ZoneAlarm not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Kraddare.amr
50 of the 67 anti-virus programs detected the searchlike.exe file.

searchlike.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove searchlike.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the searchlike.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that searchlike.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate searchlike.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the searchlike.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate searchlike.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the searchlike.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If searchlike.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If searchlike.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If searchlike.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that searchlike.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to searchlike.exe:

searchlike.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

searchlike.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

searchlike.exe has stopped working.

End Program - searchlike.exe. This program is not responding.

searchlike.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

searchlike.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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