PCH Search and Win Toolbar

PCH Search and Win Toolbar Description

PCH Search and Win Toolbar Image 1 PCH Search is a questionable search engine and has appeared to be an adware threat that displays random advertisements when loaded. Technically called PCH Search & Win, this questionable site and toolbar may install on a computer without the consent of the computer user. Usually this takes place when shareware or freeware applications are downloaded and installed. Once loaded, PCH Search & Win may start to change your default home page and default search engine to point to a PCH Search & Win home page. Removal of the PCH Search & Win and toolbars may require the use of an antispyware application.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

PCH Search and Win Toolbar creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\SEARCHANDWINTOOLBAR 93
2 %APPDATA%\searchandwintoolbar 92
3 %PROGRAMFILES%\searchandwintoolbar 91
4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\searchandwintoolbar 90
5 %PROGRAMFILES%\searchandwintoolbar\searchandwintoolbar.dll 1,905,664 4df78fdae6c2fae49c1e259640539363 5,690

Registry Details

PCH Search and Win Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
SOFTWARE\Classes\searchandwintoolbar.SEARCHANDWINTOOLBARMenu Button
SOFTWARE\Classes\searchandwintoolbar.SEARCHANDWINTOOLBAR
Software\searchandwintoolbar
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C8ED-EA2EFAD2ED61}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C8ED-EA2EFAD2ED61}
searchandwintoolbar.SEARCHANDWINTOOLBARToggle Button
searchandwintoolbar.SEARCHANDWINTOOLBARMenu Button
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C8ED-EA2EFAD2ED61}
{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C8ED-EA2EFAD2ED62}
{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C8ED-EA2EFAD2ED63}

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