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What is searchsettings.exe?

Part of Widgi Toolbar by CBS Interactive

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How does searchsettings.exe run?

Process - searchsettings.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. searchsettings.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does searchsettings.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - searchsettings.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SearchSettings' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the searchsettings.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of searchsettings.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is searchsettings.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU683.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.56 MB RAM11.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              30 GDI objects20.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
144 context switches/sec144.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\spigot\search settings\searchsettings.exe

Are there other versions of Widgi Toolbar?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: searchsettings.exe
Publisher: CBS Interactive (verified)
Name: Widgi Toolbar
Description: Search Settings
Version: 6, 9, 0, 1
Size: 1.26 MB
Original file name: SearchSettings.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: CBS Interactive
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/8/2011
Expiration date: 5/8/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000906295%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000222859%
User CPU: 0.00006834356011%
Privileged CPU time: 15625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 144
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 44.91 MB
Peak committed memory: 49.55 MB
Paged memory: 2.56 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.69 MB
Paged system memory: 73.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.27 KB
Working set memory: 6.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.89 MB
Min working set memory: 6.82 MB
Private memory: 2.56 MB
Page faults: 2,443
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 65
Total read transfer: 82.6 KB
Total write operations: 17
Total write transfer: 1.29 KB
Total other operations: 1,343
Total other transfer: 37.7 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 30
USER objects: 18
Handle count average: 196
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: SearchSettings
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 1106

Image hashes

MD5: 77a6135ca783d714c90be034edce5dc5
SHA-1: de5bcd9c1221fdf0ef273f143afbd4e1841529b5
SHA-256: 440e44f9f6fd3a60f94c2d669bf4c751324c7358ae4d05276814b564b168261a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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