PowerSearch is a Internet Explorer search toolbar. When searching in the toolbar you will be directed to www.sirsearch.com, which can open pop-up windows from time to time. PowerSearch is bundled with "One Nutty Santa Screensaver".

The EULA statement about updates: "By downloading, installing and using the Software, you agree to accept updates, patches and/or enhancements issued by ThunderDownloads."

PowerSearch may also bundle KeenValue and iGetNet as stated in the EULA from 2004-08-11.


pwrs0102.dll, pwrs0108.dll, pwrsbikd.dll, pwrswmda.dll, pwrs0rbi.dll

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Log references

Log 12 Log 13 Log 85 Log 104 Log 310 Log 449 Log 451 Log 659


Bundled software
Search toolbar

End User License Agreement



eUniverse whois
sirsearch.com whois

Privacy policy

No privacy policy available


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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall PowerSearch 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 PowerSearch 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 PowerSearch 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. Use the search function to find and delete the following strings:
  3. Exit the registry editor.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
  6. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  7. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  8. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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