ClickToSearch is a browser helper object with unknown purpose. PestPatrol gives it two names, BestPhrases and ClickToSearch, where the first is classified as a hijacker and the latter as hijacker and adware.

Symantec have named it Adware.Getup and classify it as adware.





If you have any of the files related to ClickToSearch on your system, please send them for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the ClickToSearch software. Thank you very much for your time!



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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall ClickToSearch from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove ClickToSearch manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If ClickToSearch remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {F4A645D0-D4D5-439E-9DBC-B31BBD9CB890}', if it exists.
  3. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {F4A645D0-D4D5-439E-9DBC-B31BBD9CB890}', if it exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  7. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  8. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  9. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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