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What is defaulttabsearch.exe?

What is it?

DefaultTab is developed by Search Results, LLC. which modifies your search provider and home page. It also modifies search results and send your web surfing behavior to its partners to send you targeted advertising.
Description of defaulttabsearch.exe from the publisher
DefaultTab includes several performance enhancements for end users as well as additional customizations available for software distribution partners. DefaultTab™ already boasts an impressive array of features including One-Click Search™ from any web page, unobtrusive design and faster searches.
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How does defaulttabsearch.exe run?

Service - defaulttabsearch.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'DefaultTabSearch' (DefaultTabSearch). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. DefaultTabSearch runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the defaulttabsearch.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of defaulttabsearch.exe users, 92.0% have disabled it.
How stable is defaulttabsearch.exe?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is defaulttabsearch.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00619% CPU61941.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.16 MB RAM14.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\defaulttab\defaulttabsearch.exe

Are there other versions of defaulttabsearch.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

defaulttabsearch.exe Stability

defaulttabsearch.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: defaulttabsearch.exe
Size: 559.5 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0065376478%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003434581%
User CPU: 0.00619418966321%
Privileged CPU time: 920.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 287,706,295
CPU cycle count /min: 7,898,104
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 76.62 MB
Paged memory: 3.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.25 MB
Paged system memory: 124.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.58 KB
Working set memory: 3.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.14 MB
Min working set memory: 3.33 MB
Private memory: 3.16 MB
Page faults: 11,660
Page faults /min: 25
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 939 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 12 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.03 KB
Write transfer /min: 14 Bytes
Total other operations: 19,855
Other operations /min: 18
Total other transfer: 310.4 KB
Other Transfer /min: 232 Bytes
Handle count average: 212
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe"

Service details

Name: DefaultTabSearch
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 2d7c1661961ce19085b6a968b1b293d4
SHA-1: b1cf6e1d2cc7797c9ccd51e781dbef3a1aca74c8
SHA-256: 88ec61cd9df7821e078efc5286c980f66a04e94829a8ca09bd9ae725077c031c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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